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Master Geek

  # 463949 30-Apr-2011 15:15
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I got home to find the updates had installed correctly. Looking at the logs, they'd tried unsuccessfully on four different occasions. Wonder what was going on there.

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Uber Geek


  # 464005 30-Apr-2011 19:48
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Second day in a row I've turned my PC on and before windows loads, i get this screen:

Windows is configuring updates
0% complete

5 minutes later, it says updates failed, reverting back and then windows loads as per normal.

Don't have time to investigate now but just wanted to report...

Running Windows 7 64 bit service pack 1. 


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  # 464006 30-Apr-2011 19:49
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And you've seen others have reported this was fixed after installing SP1? Are you running SP1 yet?

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Uber Geek


  # 464007 30-Apr-2011 19:50
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freitasm: And you've seen others have reported this was fixed after installing SP1? Are you running SP1 yet?

Sorry, re-edited my post before your post saying i have sp1 installed. 

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Uber Geek


  # 464008 30-Apr-2011 19:55
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vinnieg: Same thing happened to mine, do the following if still having issues:

- Control Panel
- in the search tab, type Troubleshoot
- click the Troubleshoot tab
- under System and Security hit "Fix Problems with Windows updates"

Just tried this solution and it worked!!!

Thanks :) 

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Uber Geek


  # 464120 1-May-2011 11:42
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OK, this morning i turned my PC on and i'm still getting the same issue.

This is frustrating now...

EDIT: Just tried the suggestion of installing each update one by one... took a while but it did the trick.  

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Wannabe Geek

  # 467011 9-May-2011 09:50
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Hi all,

Seems many are having trouble with the exact same four KB # updates.  In my case they have failed to install on shutdown on 6 consecutive dates.


Others have reported that installing Win7 SP1 update then allows these 4 troublesome KB# updates to be installed.

As suggested elsewhere, I went to MS update page and manually tried to install one at a time (prior to SP1 upgrade) and was told that they were not for my computer.  This is why they failed in the auto update process.

Since Win 7 SP1 is not considered required, it does not install automatically, even if you have updates set to install automatically.

It appears these 4 troublesome updates must be to SP1 as they will not install until you update to SP1.

I can also verify that once Win 7 SP1 was installed, these four troublesome updates then installed properly.

So, go into your Win 7 updates and review them and check SP1 upgrade only (uncheck all of these others) and run SP1 only.  Restart when offer.  Then return to your Win updates (via Start-All Programs-Windows Update) and then go into pending updates and check the four KB#'s above and run those.  Restart again when offered and it should fix the problem.

Good luck - DD


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Ultimate Geek


  # 467026 9-May-2011 10:04
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I am glad that fixed it for you, but I still think its a big oversight that Windows tries to install things that it can't handle...

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Ultimate Geek


  # 468264 12-May-2011 13:10
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Great, another one won't install. Says I have to install a 'hotfix' (whatever that is), but I have to send a request off with email address etc, sounds stupid. And I thought Win7 was going so well until this started happening....

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2534366)

Installation date: ‎12/‎05/‎2011 10:50 a.m.

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 800705B4

Update type: Important

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:

Help and Support:

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Ultimate Geek


  # 468269 12-May-2011 13:25
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And what do you know, I got it to work. Here's the issue: for update B to work, it needed update A installed. But it tried to install B and it didn't want to install A. So when I told it to install A, then install B it worked.

Really Microsoft, how hard is it...

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Wannabe Geek

  # 468275 12-May-2011 13:39
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Indeed, I think Microsoft didn't plan properly for this update.  Sending required updates for a non-required update seems like an big error.  Maybe one of their MVP's or even first-line tech support folks might pick this up and fix their approach.


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