Windows update won't update :(

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  1. yako

    yako MDL Novice

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    #1 yako, May 2, 2014
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    Hello !

    I just installed a brand new copy of Windows 8.1 for a friend of mine, including Office, and activated it with KMSpico.
    However, windows update does not work: Windows could not find new updates. No updates have ever been installed so...

    I don't have any specific antivirus or firewall but the ones provided by w8.1

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Make sure time and date are correct on PC
     
  3. yako

    yako MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your answers !
    Yep, time and date are correct.
    I also reinstalled the windows update services following your advice, but I still have the same trouble. And I checked that the service is running...
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Was the iso file to install the system coming from here ? Compare iso hash with those provided in msdn. give feedback. ;)
     
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  5. yako

    yako MDL Novice

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    Well, I didn't download it from here :( Juste discovered this great forum with this problem indeed...
    How can I get the hash from an .iso?
    Should I reinstall W8 from a better source? or repair?
     
  6. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Yes you should reinstall from a trusted source, like here. Hash can be found here also or on msdn. :)
     
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  7. yako

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    #8 yako, May 2, 2014
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    Ok, I found this thread with a magnet link and md5, hash references (47732, not enough rights to paste the link). So I'm currently getting an other safer version
    Sorry for the newbie question, but how can I check the md5/hash of that file once I downloaded it?
     
  8. coleoptere2007

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  9. richard14110

    richard14110 MDL Novice

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    When was the last time Windows updated successfully?
     
  10. yako

    yako MDL Novice

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    Well, it never did. It's a brand new setup. Looks like windows update can't reach the server...
     
  11. yako

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    I just reinstalled Windows 8.1 from a clean .iso. The first thing I did was to launch Windows Update. I didn't even activate Windows...
    And I still can't reach anything from windows update :(
     
  12. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Have you an error message ? or something like that, antivirus/firewall ?
     
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  13. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    perhaps activation helps :p
     
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  14. yako

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    I had to be very very patient, and it finally found 42 updates.


    It stayed at 0% download for a very long time, and it is now installing the updates


    So I guess the trick is to have a good .iso source, and to be very very very patient, even when it stays on 0% for nearly an hour...


    Strange behavior, but it's working in the end.


    Thanks all of you!
     
  15. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    #16 coleoptere2007, May 3, 2014
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    you're welcome buddy ;) nice to hear that problem is solved.

    So it's Windows 8.1 not windows 8.1 + updates finally.
     
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  16. yako

    yako MDL Novice

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    Yes I think so. I downloaded a 8.1 version. So I guess that it is not what is called "windos 8.1 + updates", right?
     
  17. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Yes that's why you have so much updates to install :)
     
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  18. Yindo

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    Having the same issue, updating a system for a friend. Toshiba laptop, came with windows 8. Update is a bit large so using ethernet cable and not the wifi. So far been waiting about 1.5 hours. Got stuck at 0% earlier in the day. Tried google, but came up empty, lots of possible reasons which led to no worthwhile answers. Did read on a few posts, that the progress bar doesn't update properly.