peppercat

windows 7 update not working

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Hi can anyone help please I still have a problem from searchbrowsing trogan, removed thankfully by one of your brilliant members I am sure the remnants are preventing me from doing any updates it also appears to have removed all my printer drivers.Its really frustating

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ID: 2   Posted (edited)

Hello peppercat.

Your prior case was cleared up on June 16. You may have to re-install your printer drivers from the printer-maker. Check the manufacturer's support site.

What Windows 7 update do you refer to? Windows Update ??

Start >> type in cmd.exe and Right-Click on cmd.exe & select Run as Administrator & allow run to get a command-prompt window

type in

net stop wuauserv <enter-key>

EXIT <enter-key>

N.B. That will temporarily stop the windows update automatic service. On your next Windows restart, it will be on again.

Go to Windows Explorer.

Look on your system drive (usually C ) and look at the Windows folder name. Like Windows or WINNT.

Modify following as appropriate.

If your Windows folder is C:\Windows.

Look at this folder

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download <<<--- this folder

Delete all the contents of the Download folder.

Next,

Download this zip file from here http://sdrv.ms/Kp1lc3 so we can get a report.

Save the zip file to a unique folder.

Extract the contents. Then double-click the vbs file to start it.

You will get a Notepad report named UpdateHistory.txt located in your %temp% (temporary file folder).

The topmost entries (at the top of the file) are the most recent update items.

Copy the topmost 2 pages and then paste into your reply here.

Edited by Maurice Naggar

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Hi Maurice thankyou for your help I am not very techie but would like to try.I have tried your instructions but cannot seem to get a report for you it comes up as Windows Script Box with error 0xc8000222 code C8000222 and goes no further

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Let's have you use NOTEPAD & do some research in the Windows Update log (using Notepad)

usually at C:\Windows\Windowsupdate.log or C:\WINNT\Windowsupdate.log

Copy and Paste here the last 70 lines out of that log, for review.

Go to near end of the log for latest entries and look for error notations.

You can use CTRL+END keyboard keys to get to the end of the file. Then get the last 70 lines & copy & paste here, in reply

See Microsoft KnowledgeBase article

KB 902093 How to read the Windowsupdate.log file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

Hi Maurice I hope this is ok I repeated your instructions again just before I came to this to check myself and I still couldnt get it to run same error message

2012-06-28 11:11:23:835 1092 8ac Misc =========== Logging initialized (build: 7.3.7600.16385, tz: +0100) ===========

2012-06-28 11:11:23:850 1092 8ac Misc = Process: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe

2012-06-28 11:11:23:850 1092 8ac Misc = Module: c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll

2012-06-28 11:11:23:819 1092 8ac Service *************

2012-06-28 11:11:23:850 1092 8ac Service ** START ** Service: Service startup

2012-06-28 11:11:23:866 1092 8ac Service *********

2012-06-28 11:11:24:022 1092 8ac Agent * WU client version 7.3.7600.16385

2012-06-28 11:11:24:022 1092 8ac Agent * Base directory: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

2012-06-28 11:11:24:022 1092 8ac Agent * Access type: No proxy

2012-06-28 11:11:24:022 1092 8ac Agent * Network state: Connected

2012-06-28 11:11:24:131 1092 8ac DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:262 1092 8ac Report CWERReporter::Init succeeded

2012-06-28 11:12:09:262 1092 8ac Agent *********** Agent: Initializing Windows Update Agent ***********

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac Agent *********** Agent: Initializing global settings cache ***********

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac Agent * WSUS server: <NULL>

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac Agent * WSUS status server: <NULL>

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac Agent * Target group: (Unassigned Computers)

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac Agent * Windows Update access disabled: No

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac DnldMgr Download manager restoring 0 downloads

2012-06-28 11:12:09:277 1092 8ac Agent * Failed to load persisted download calls, error = 0xc8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:293 1092 8ac DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:293 1092 8ac Agent WARNING: DeleteVolatileServices::GetServiceList failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:12:09:293 1092 8ac DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:293 1092 8ac DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::RestoreDownloadJobs: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:12:09:293 1092 8ac DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::DelayedInit: RestoreDownloadJobs failed with 0x00000000.

2012-06-28 11:12:09:293 1092 8ac AU ########### AU: Initializing Automatic Updates ###########

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU AU setting next detection timeout to 2012-06-28 10:12:09

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU AU setting next sqm report timeout to 2012-06-28 10:12:09

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac Agent WARNING: GetServiceList failed with error 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU WARNING: QueryRegisteredProvider failed with error 0xc8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU # Approval type: Scheduled (User preference)

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU # Scheduled install day/time: Every day at 14:00

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU # Auto-install minor updates: Yes (User preference)

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU # Will interact with non-admins (Non-admins are elevated (User preference))

2012-06-28 11:12:09:309 1092 8ac AU # Power management is turned off through policy

2012-06-28 11:12:09:324 1092 8ac DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:324 1092 8ac AU FATAL: Failed to get session from datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:324 1092 8ac AU FATAL: Failed to Unserialize from data store, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:324 1092 8ac AU # WARNING: Exit code = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:324 1092 8ac AU ########### AU: Uninitializing Automatic Updates ###########

2012-06-28 11:12:09:324 1092 8ac AU WARNING: InitAUComponents Failed, will restart AU in 30 mins, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:09:324 1092 8ac AU AU Restart required....

2012-06-28 11:12:10:775 1092 8ac Report *********** Report: Initializing static reporting data ***********

2012-06-28 11:12:10:775 1092 8ac Report * OS Version = 6.1.7600.0.0.66304

2012-06-28 11:12:10:775 1092 8ac Report * OS Product Type = 0x00000003

2012-06-28 11:12:10:853 1092 8ac Report * Computer Brand = MEDIONPC

2012-06-28 11:12:10:853 1092 8ac Report * Computer Model = MS-7646

2012-06-28 11:12:10:853 1092 8ac Report * Bios Revision = A7646MLN.30B

2012-06-28 11:12:10:853 1092 8ac Report * Bios Name = Default System BIOS

2012-06-28 11:12:10:853 1092 8ac Report * Bios Release Date = 2010-07-08T00:00:00

2012-06-28 11:12:10:853 1092 8ac Report * Locale ID = 2057

2012-06-28 11:12:10:884 1092 230 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:10:884 1092 230 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::CheckAllCallDownloadStates: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:12:10:900 1092 230 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:10:900 1092 230 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::PurgeExpiredFiles: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:12:10:900 1092 230 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:12:10:900 1092 230 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::PurgeExpiredUpdates: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:12:15:907 1092 230 Report CWERReporter finishing event handling. (00000000)

2012-06-28 11:19:16:459 1092 cf8 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:459 1092 cf8 Agent WARNING: WU client fails CClientCallRecorder::EnumerateService with error 0xc8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:459 2584 770 Misc =========== Logging initialized (build: 7.3.7600.16385, tz: +0100) ===========

2012-06-28 11:19:16:459 2584 770 Misc = Process: c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe

2012-06-28 11:19:16:459 2584 770 Misc = Module: C:\Windows\system32\wuapi.dll

2012-06-28 11:19:16:459 2584 770 COMAPI WARNING: ISusInternal::EnumerateService failed, hr=C8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:462 2584 770 COMAPI -------------

2012-06-28 11:19:16:462 2584 770 COMAPI -- START -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = Microsoft Security Essentials (EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7094)]

2012-06-28 11:19:16:462 2584 770 COMAPI ---------

2012-06-28 11:19:16:467 1092 230 Agent *************

2012-06-28 11:19:16:467 1092 230 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = Microsoft Security Essentials (EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7094)]

2012-06-28 11:19:16:467 1092 230 Agent *********

2012-06-28 11:19:16:467 2584 770 COMAPI <<-- SUBMITTED -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = Microsoft Security Essentials (EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7094)]

2012-06-28 11:19:16:468 1092 230 Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No

2012-06-28 11:19:16:468 1092 230 Agent * Criteria = "(IsInstalled = 0 and IsHidden = 0 and CategoryIDs contains '6b9e8b26-8f50-44b9-94c6-7846084383ec' and CategoryIDs contains 'e0789628-ce08-4437-be74-2495b842f43b')"

2012-06-28 11:19:16:468 1092 230 Agent * ServiceID = {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} Third party service

2012-06-28 11:19:16:468 1092 230 Agent * Search Scope = {Machine}

2012-06-28 11:19:16:472 1092 230 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:472 1092 230 Agent WARNING: GetServiceList failed with error 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:19:16:472 1092 230 Agent * WARNING: Online service registration/service ID resolution failed, hr=0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:475 1092 230 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:476 1092 230 Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:476 1092 230 Agent *********

2012-06-28 11:19:16:476 1092 230 Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = Microsoft Security Essentials (EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7094)]

2012-06-28 11:19:16:476 1092 230 Agent *************

2012-06-28 11:19:16:476 1092 230 Agent WARNING: WU client failed Searching for update with error 0xc8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:476 2584 fe8 COMAPI >>-- RESUMED -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = Microsoft Security Essentials (EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7094)]

2012-06-28 11:19:16:477 2584 fe8 COMAPI - Updates found = 0

2012-06-28 11:19:16:477 2584 fe8 COMAPI - WARNING: Exit code = 0x00000000, Result code = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:477 2584 fe8 COMAPI ---------

2012-06-28 11:19:16:477 2584 fe8 COMAPI -- END -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = Microsoft Security Essentials (EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7094)]

2012-06-28 11:19:16:477 2584 fe8 COMAPI -------------

2012-06-28 11:19:16:477 2584 14c COMAPI WARNING: Operation failed due to earlier error, hr=C8000222

2012-06-28 11:19:16:477 2584 14c COMAPI FATAL: Unable to complete asynchronous search. (hr=C8000222)

2012-06-28 11:19:21:573 1092 230 Report REPORT EVENT: {86312D06-960D-4B98-95FB-94BBF5466A1B} 2012-06-28 11:19:16:475+0100 1 148 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 c8000222 Microsoft Security Essentials ( Failure Software Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:19:21:589 1092 230 Report CWERReporter::HandleEvents - WER report upload completed with status 0x8

2012-06-28 11:19:21:589 1092 230 Report WER Report sent: 7.3.7600.16385 0xc8000222 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Scan 101 Unmanaged

2012-06-28 11:19:21:589 1092 230 Report CWERReporter finishing event handling. (00000000)

2012-06-28 11:20:33:594 1092 8ac AU ########### AU: Uninitializing Automatic Updates ###########

2012-06-28 11:20:33:595 1092 8ac Report CWERReporter finishing event handling. (00000000)

2012-06-28 11:20:33:598 1092 8ac Service *********

2012-06-28 11:20:33:598 1092 8ac Service ** END ** Service: Service exit [Exit code = 0x240001]

2012-06-28 11:20:33:598 1092 8ac Service *************

2012-06-28 11:28:17:689 1092 d64 Misc =========== Logging initialized (build: 7.3.7600.16385, tz: +0100) ===========

2012-06-28 11:28:17:689 1092 d64 Misc = Process: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe

2012-06-28 11:28:17:689 1092 d64 Misc = Module: c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll

2012-06-28 11:28:17:689 1092 d64 Service *************

2012-06-28 11:28:17:689 1092 d64 Service ** START ** Service: Service startup

2012-06-28 11:28:17:689 1092 d64 Service *********

2012-06-28 11:28:17:690 1092 d64 Agent * WU client version 7.3.7600.16385

2012-06-28 11:28:17:691 1092 d64 Agent * Base directory: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

2012-06-28 11:28:17:691 1092 d64 Agent * Access type: No proxy

2012-06-28 11:28:17:692 1092 d64 Agent * Network state: Connected

2012-06-28 11:28:17:696 1092 d64 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:17:705 1092 b00 Report CWERReporter::Init succeeded

2012-06-28 11:28:17:706 1092 b00 Agent *********** Agent: Initializing Windows Update Agent ***********

2012-06-28 11:28:17:706 1092 b00 Agent *********** Agent: Initializing global settings cache ***********

2012-06-28 11:28:17:706 1092 b00 Agent * WSUS server: <NULL>

2012-06-28 11:28:17:706 1092 b00 Agent * WSUS status server: <NULL>

2012-06-28 11:28:17:706 1092 b00 Agent * Target group: (Unassigned Computers)

2012-06-28 11:28:17:706 1092 b00 Agent * Windows Update access disabled: No

2012-06-28 11:28:17:710 1092 b00 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:17:710 1092 b00 DnldMgr Download manager restoring 0 downloads

2012-06-28 11:28:17:710 1092 b00 Agent * Failed to load persisted download calls, error = 0xc8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:17:714 1092 b00 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:17:714 1092 b00 Agent WARNING: DeleteVolatileServices::GetServiceList failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:28:17:718 1092 b00 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:17:718 1092 b00 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::RestoreDownloadJobs: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:28:17:718 1092 b00 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::DelayedInit: RestoreDownloadJobs failed with 0x00000000.

2012-06-28 11:28:17:723 1092 b00 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:18:079 1092 d64 Report *********** Report: Initializing static reporting data ***********

2012-06-28 11:28:18:079 1092 d64 Report * OS Version = 6.1.7600.0.0.66304

2012-06-28 11:28:18:079 1092 d64 Report * OS Product Type = 0x00000003

2012-06-28 11:28:18:097 1092 d64 Report * Computer Brand = MEDIONPC

2012-06-28 11:28:18:097 1092 d64 Report * Computer Model = MS-7646

2012-06-28 11:28:18:100 1092 d64 Report * Bios Revision = A7646MLN.30B

2012-06-28 11:28:18:100 1092 d64 Report * Bios Name = Default System BIOS

2012-06-28 11:28:18:100 1092 d64 Report * Bios Release Date = 2010-07-08T00:00:00

2012-06-28 11:28:18:100 1092 d64 Report * Locale ID = 2057

2012-06-28 11:28:18:105 1092 394 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:18:105 1092 394 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::CheckAllCallDownloadStates: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:28:18:108 1092 394 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:18:108 1092 394 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::PurgeExpiredFiles: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:28:18:113 1092 394 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:18:113 1092 394 DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::PurgeExpiredUpdates: GetSession failed with 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:28:23:103 1092 394 Report CWERReporter finishing event handling. (00000000)

2012-06-28 11:28:28:256 1092 3ec DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:28:34:358 1092 6d0 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:29:02:697 1092 d64 AU ########### AU: Initializing Automatic Updates ###########

2012-06-28 11:29:02:698 1092 d64 AU AU setting next detection timeout to 2012-06-28 10:29:02

2012-06-28 11:29:02:698 1092 d64 AU AU setting next sqm report timeout to 2012-06-28 10:29:02

2012-06-28 11:29:02:708 1092 d64 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:29:02:708 1092 d64 Agent WARNING: GetServiceList failed with error 0xc8000222.

2012-06-28 11:29:02:708 1092 d64 AU WARNING: QueryRegisteredProvider failed with error 0xc8000222

2012-06-28 11:29:02:708 1092 d64 AU # Approval type: Scheduled (User preference)

2012-06-28 11:29:02:708 1092 d64 AU # Scheduled install day/time: Every day at 14:00

2012-06-28 11:29:02:708 1092 d64 AU # Auto-install minor updates: Yes (User preference)

2012-06-28 11:29:02:709 1092 d64 AU # Will interact with non-admins (Non-admins are elevated (User preference))

2012-06-28 11:29:02:709 1092 d64 AU # Power management is turned off through policy

2012-06-28 11:29:02:717 1092 d64 DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:29:02:717 1092 d64 AU FATAL: Failed to get session from datastore, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:29:02:718 1092 d64 AU FATAL: Failed to Unserialize from data store, error = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:29:02:718 1092 d64 AU # WARNING: Exit code = 0xC8000222

2012-06-28 11:29:02:718 1092 d64 AU ########### AU: Uninit

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Close and exit any open work documents or program windows you opened.

1a. Open Internet Explorer (only!) to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910336 [ignore the title & Symptoms].

1b. Dismiss/close the "automated troubleshooter" pop-up! - then...

1c. Ignoring any "Not recommended" or similar warnings, run Fix It 50202 in DEFAULT and then AGGRESSIVE modes. [1]

2. Logoff & Reboot & then run a manual check for updates at Windows Update, etc., etc...

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

When you reach Windows Update, do a Custom scan for updates. Take (accept) the ones marked Critical or Important.

Decline any that are marked as "optional".

Have infinite patience while it scans and does it's work.

When it prompts you to Restart Windows, please do that. Allow it to restart.

IF and only if you get an "error" or "exception/failure" message, I will need the complete so called "failure code" and description (if you see it).

Please have good patience, this is not very complicated. Ask me if you have questions.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

[1] Running the Fixit in aggressive mode will result in your history of installed updates to be "empty" when viewed online at Windows Updates.

What is actually installed on your system will not be affected.

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Hi Maurice

Thankyou so much for your help I followed your instructions and have now got updates back,it gathered 101 first time, I did it again just to check another 12 ready to come on board BRILLIANT.

Only 3 failed 2 of which were recommended and 1 important, that one was

Security update for Internet explorer 8 for Windows 7 KB2544521

It looks as if I have been upgraded to Explorer 9 so I do not know if that is relevant

I now need to set this up securely with regular updates scans etc

Is there anything else I need to do or advice you can offer please

thankyou again

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Hello !

slap.gifbanana.gif BRAVO ! Kudos ! Awesome !

IF you got IE 9, that is great. Yes, you can then ignore anything IE8 (and windows update will no longer show any IE8 stuff).

What I would suggest is that, at minimum, you have your Automatic Windows Updates be set (at minimum) to Notify but not automatically download.

See ---> How to configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

Also, know that Microsoft releases security fixes on a monthly schedule on 2nd Tuesday of each month. (Though, infrequently, (ie, on rare occasions) it will push out critical updates on a un-scheduled basis). So.....near the evening of the 2nd Tuesday or by the next weekend that follows, check on your Windows Updates.

You said you had a couple of failures. Let's do this 1 time,

Let's flush the download folder & then do a measured retry.

Start >> type in cmd >> press the Ctrl+Shift+Enter keyboard combination and cmd.exe will be launched as if you selected Run as Administrator. You will then see a User Account Control prompt asking if you would like to allow the Command Prompt to be able to make changes on your computer. Click on the Yes button and you will now be at the Elevated Command Prompt.

type in

net stop wuauserv <Enter-key>

Go to Windows Explorer.

Look on your system drive (usually C ) and look at the Windows folder name. Like Windows or WINNT.

Modify following as appropriate.

If your Windows folder is C:\Windows. Look at this folder

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

If you find files in there, delete them. That folder is where files are stored from Windows Update downloads.

Go back to Command prompt window.

type in

net start wuauserv <Enter-key>

EXIT <Enter-key>

Reboot & then run a manual check for updates at Windows Update, etc., etc...

When you reach Windows Update, do a Custom scan for updates. Take (accept) the ones marked Critical or Important.

Decline any that are marked as "optional".

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Hi Maurice ok done all that only 6 optional and nothing important so left the optional off as advised

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Hello,

Sorry to go off topic slightly here but does internet explorer need to be enabled and running to receive windows updates.?

I must apologise for going off topic .

Kind Regards. :blush:

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Internet Explorer is not used by the automatic updates module. Internet Explorer is required for online Windows Update.

But, why would someone "disable" IE ???

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