Windows 7 Update Issues

Having issues Windows 7 update due to various causes, Windows update file server unknown, registry corruption. Unable to run windows updates .

Here are two methods on how to Repair windows updates.

-Windows Default Troubleshooter
-Reset and Re-Register windows update components.


If windows updates is set to ‘Managed by System Administrator’ then follow these steps before proceeding further. 


1.       Open RegEdit and navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\ Windows\WindowsUpdate
2.       Remove any and all values within this key. Most likely, the culprit is a faulty Windows Update source server. Sometimes this is the result of a latent or previous infection.
3.       Finally, download and run MicrosoftFixIt 50202. Try the Default settings first, and if that does not work, try Aggressive.
4.       Reboot the computer and check to see that Windows Update is working properly.


Step 1
Windows Default Troubleshooter

We can run the default TS from windows and get the updates fixed. The Troubleshooter is found under control panel. 
Once you have clicked on ‘Fix problems with Windows Update’ the following window would open.

Step 2 
Reset and Re-Register windows update components. 

1. Click on the file to download it. Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components.bat 
2. Click on Save, and save the .bat file to your Desktop. 
3. Right click on the downloaded .bat file, and click on Run as administrator. 
4. If prompted by UAC click on Run, then Yes (if administrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user). 
5. You will now see an elevated command prompt open and run. When it's finished, it will close automatically. 
6. Restart the computer afterwards to apply. 

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