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bzjhs700 days ago

Make sure that your device has enough space. Your device requires at least 16 GB of free space to upgrade a 32-bit OS, or 20 GB for a 64-bit OS. For more info, see Free up drive space in Windows 10.
Run Windows Update a few times. Download and install any available updates in Windows Update, including software updates, hardware updates, and some third-party drivers. Use the troubleshooter for Windows 10 to fix Windows Update errors.
Check third-party drivers and download any updates. You can find third-party drivers and installation instructions for any hardware you’ve added to your device on the manufacturer’s website.
Unplug extra hardware. Remove all external storage devices and drives, docks, and other hardware you might have plugged into your device that isn’t needed for basic functionality.
Check Device Manager for errors. Select the Start button, then in the search box on the taskbar, type device manager. Choose Device Manager from the results. In the window that pops up, look for any device with a yellow exclamation mark beside it (you may have to select each category to switch to the list of devices). Right-click the device name and select either Update driver or Uninstall device to correct the errors.
Remove third-party security software. Make sure you know how to reinstall your programs and that any necessary product keys are on hand. Windows Defender will help protect your device in the meantime.
Repair hard-drive errors. Select the Start button, then in the search box on the taskbar, type command prompt. Choose Command Prompt from the list of results. In the window that pops up, type chkdsk/f C: and press the Enter key. Repairs automatically start on your hard drive, and you’ll be asked to restart your device.
You must have administrator permissions on your device to do this.

Do a clean restart into Windows. Learn how.
Restore and repair system files. Select the Start button, then in the search box on the taskbar, type command prompt. Choose Command Prompt from the list of results. In the window that pops up, type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press the Enter key. (Learn to repair a Windows image)

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ChessKing700 days ago

1. Problems with the update service

Why not installed updates on Windows 7, there can be problems in system service updates. The system services will get by searching the start menu. Write a key query "Services" and run this section of settings.

In the window that opens, you will see a list of system services, among them you need to find a service with the name, respectively, "Windows Update". This service will be at the bottom of the list because the list of services is sorted alphabetically by default. Double-click to open the service properties window.

Updates are not installed on Windows 7: possible causes and solutions
Initially, this service should be started, but it may be that just the same problem lies in the fact that the service was initially stopped. This arrangement, in principle, is not surprising for pirated builds of Windows, when Windows Update is disabled distribution collectors deliberately. In this case, you just need to start the service.

On the contrary, the system update service that is running must be stopped.

Not closing while the window of service properties, click Win+R keys to launch Run command and enter:


Click "OK" or Enter.

The system folder "SoftwareDistribution"will open in Windows Explorer. All its contents must be removed.

Then switch to the properties window of the Windows 7 update service and start the service again.

All: now restart your computer and can be sent to Windows 7 update to manually start downloading updates and installing them. Quickly get to this section of system settings can by typing in the search box menu "start" query "Windows Update".

In the center window that opens, start checking for updates.

Updates are not installed on Windows 7: possible causes and solutions
And install all the updates found by clicking "Install updates".
Updates are not installed on Windows 7: possible causes and solutions
To install only individual updates, click the link "Important updates so much is available" and remove the check mark from unnecessary.
Updates are not installed on Windows 7: possible causes and solutions
Updates are not installed on Windows 7: possible causes and solutions
Then go back to the main window of the Update center and start the process with the same button "Install updates".

2. Problems downloading updates

One of the common causes of problems with Windows 7 update failures are in the process of uploading them to the computer. The specifics of downloading system updates is that they are first downloaded to the cache and stored there until they are installed on the system. Failure to download, respectively, entails the inability to install updates. Alas, when you download the new update files are not overwritten. You must first delete the update files that are in the cache with errors, and then only begin to download them again.

To clear the update cache, use the command line. In the search field of the start menu, enter the key query "Command prompt", call the context menu on it and run as administrator.

In the command prompt window, enter 3 commands, pressing after each Enter:

net stop wuauserv
ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.OLD
net start wuauserv

The cache is cleared, you can start manual work with updates. In this case, we also restart the computer, and then try to install the updates again, as mentioned above, at the end of the first paragraph of the article.

3. Problems in the system registry

The lion's share of failures to install updates in Windows 7 falls on error 80070308. The reason for this may lie in the incorrect operation of the registry. To solve this problem, you can make edits to the registry. Click Win+R to call the command "Run". In her field, enter the:

And click "OK" or Enter.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, select the COMPONENTS subkey and delete the PendingRequired item in it. The delete option will be available in the context menu.
Updates are not installed on Windows 7: possible causes and solutions
All: now you need to restart your computer and, as in previous cases, proceed to the manual installation of updates.

4. Fix It utility for automatic Troubleshooting

For various system problems, Microsoft has created a special utility Fix It, it is an automatic remedy for various problems. You can download the Fix It utility to troubleshoot specific update Issues
on the Microsoft website by the link
Updates are not installed on Windows 7: possible causes and solutions
Run the fix It installation file.

The utility will create a system restore point by itself.

Then the automatic Troubleshooting process itself will be started directly.

Upon completion of the utility close it.

And we're trying to manually install the updates again.

5. Lack of Internet and blocking access to Microsoft web resources by antivirus or firewall

The natural cause of problems with downloading updates is the lack of the Internet, in particular, errors in the proxy server settings, if the connection to the world wide Web goes through such. From the same area, the reason why updates are not installed on Windows 7 is to block access to Microsoft web resources by antivirus or firewall. Before messing with the settings of the latter in order to identify whether this is the reason, you can simply turn off the antivirus or firewall for a while and start installing updates manually.

6. No space on disk C

The lack of free space on the system drive C is another natural reason why updates are not installed on Windows 7. After all, for the full functionality of Windows update is required after all, and as much as 5 GB of free space on the hard disk. Therefore, before the system warning about the lack of free disk space, this problem can make itself felt, in particular, an obstacle to downloading and installing updates.

7. Recently, if you install a clean original Windows 7, then begins the eternal search for updates, but no errors writes, I solve this problem so:

install MicrosoftFixit50123
and reboot, then install Windows6.1-KB3102810
for 32-bit systems
for a 64-bit system, then I reboot and start searching for updates, and everything goes in normal mode.

8. And the last. Often, the cause of incorrect operation of Windows 7 Update is corruption of the system component store

You can easily repair a damaged component store using the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth Command,

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detelina694 days ago

Update where are you from? Is it licensed?

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