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it has been several days that windows 7 updates wont be installed, i even went to the microsoft website and downloaded the updates and tried to install them manually and it wont work...
i will try to install it and it will just say after trying to download, create a restore point and install that there was a problem and that it failed to install those 3, any help?
thanks very much
here are the updates:
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You can force it to recheck and redownload the updates, heres how.

1. Start > Run > Services.msc and stop the Windows Update Service
2. Navigate to C:\\WINDOWS\\SoftwareDistribution\\Download (delete all files/folders in there)
3. Navigate to C:\\WINDOWS\\SoftwareDistribution\\DataStore (delete DataStore.edb and the Logs folder)
4. Restart the Windows Update service and check for updates again.

This should resolve the issue, the only other way is to delete some reg/hive files and reboot letting Windows recreate them on startup.
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thanks a lot for your fast reply pinkpenguin
i had tried deleting all the folders/files from the download folder and didnt work
tried it again though with your own steps and it failed again, when downloading it went too fast and i am probably thinking that it didnt download them correctly or something
thansk again
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No worries, you could trying the above but rebooting before you try to check for the updates again.

Do you know the error code for the failed updates?
    
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Sorry for the double post but the last one wont installed due to an invalid key/didnt pass Widows Validation:

Source

You can try this fix:

1- Run command prompt as administrator
2- Type sfc
3- Type scannow

When it has finished, restart and it should install it, however you may need to activate again.
    
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well i tried with rebooting as well, didnt work for me
here is the problem i get:

will try your other fix know ty
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Savvas M View Post
well i tried with rebooting as well, didnt work for me
here is the problem i get:

will try your other fix know ty
go to control panel, programs and features
go to the left hand side - click on Turn Windows features on/off

does stuff show up in the box or is it empty?

reason I ask is I had similar problem and eventually gave up and reinstalled.
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You could also try the System Update Readiness Tool as this is also caused by a fill/dll not being registered:

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Originally Posted by gooddog View Post
go to control panel, programs and features
go to the left hand side - click on Turn Windows features on/off

does stuff show up in the box or is it empty?

reason I ask is I had similar problem and eventually gave up and reinstalled.
empty
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You could also try the System Update Readiness Tool as this is also caused by a fill/dll not being registered:

Source
sorry for double posting, i needed to quote this...
ehmm tried that as well and didnt manage to install, as well the scannow part said that there is no problem with my integrity or something, should i reboot anyway and try to install?
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