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Windows 7 updates keep failing
« on: Jan 09, 2017, 09:42:43 »
Whilst I have been incapacitated I have been using one of my imaging laptops as my regular internet computer.

It has about 78 updates that need installing, most of which are important, but despite it trying to update and the latop being on all day, the updates keep failing, occasionally an odd one gets updated.

I have tried updating just a few at a time but that is no more successful.
Most are to do with security, or windows 7 updates plus a few microsoft.Net FRAMEWORK updates.

Any ideas?

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Re: Windows 7 updates keep failing
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2017, 10:10:53 »
I am pretty sure that MS no longer serves up Win7 updates. At least my old Win7 Laptop does the exactly what you describe when it tries. You are not alone! I would like to turn off the update check entirely on that machine...
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Re: Windows 7 updates keep failing
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2017, 10:24:46 »
It says MS is no longer supporting Vista, but I thought W7 was still being supported.  It's strange that some updates are getting through in that case.

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Re: Windows 7 updates keep failing
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2017, 10:41:42 »
Found this on the internet:

Microsoft doesn't plan to stop fixing security problems in Windows 7 until extended support ends. That's January 14, 2020--five years and a day from the end of mainstream support.

Also:
On January 13, 2015, Microsoft will stop mainstream support for Windows 7--which is still an extremely popular operating system. But you'll still be able to use it safely for another five years.

So presume this should mean OK for installing updates.

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Re: Windows 7 updates keep failing
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2017, 12:52:05 »
some will fail because they require previous updates to be installed,
The easist way is to just to keep  rebooting windows 7 and let it install its updats that way.

Some times it will take ages

If its the same on that keeps failing just delete the update and let it redownoad.

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Re: Windows 7 updates keep failing
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2017, 22:34:03 »
OK, very tedious though.
Thanks

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