Failed Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TKnuckles, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. TKnuckles

    TKnuckles MDL Junior Member

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    #1 TKnuckles, Feb 17, 2018
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    There is a plenty of failed updates. I had restarted the computer before, but I got black screen with cursor, so I had to restart it again.
    Do I have to reinstall Windows? Is there a way to redo updates?

    EDIT: I have Windows 7 Professional.
     
  2. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    i have a question to your question;which windose?? you cant expect members to provide answers if for all they know it could be w95, you know.;)
     
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  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Give more details.........
     
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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Reboot to safe mode, delete the "c:\windows\softwaredistribution" folder and reboot into normal mode, run WU.
     
  5. TKnuckles

    TKnuckles MDL Junior Member

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    I did this and it worked. Thank you! Can you elaborate about that please?
     
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    #6 TKnuckles, Feb 18, 2018
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    I am not sure now if Windows installed right updates, after I had deleted SoftwareDistribution content in Safe Mode.
     
  7. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    C:\windows\softwaredistribution is the folder where updates are collected and processed. There are two others folders (more in reality), one is Download where the updates are downloaded and DataStore where a database with edb files are stored. When you delete the folder SoftwareDistribution, Windows must rebuid these informations as it was the first time you launch updates. Clearly some of this files were corrupted with precedent updates, that is why it is ok now.
    Sometimes not. :)
     
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    TKnuckles MDL Junior Member

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    #8 TKnuckles, Feb 18, 2018
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    I currently have 199 installed updates. Is this enough?
     
  9. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    If it is a Windows 7 installation it seems to be ok compare to mine. All is good then.
     
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