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Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:37 pm

Spent whole afternoon trying to update Windows 7 PC that can't use W10

After running Windows Update Diagnostic with no improvement in updates, I searched Google and found this:
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The KB3138612 update will come back again and again to haunt this fix...

Note that Widows 7 allows updates to be hidden easily:
Click the download count link to see proposed updates, right click ones you don't want and choose HIDE
Hidden updates can be displayed by clicking the Show Hidden Updates link in main Update settings page.

Windows 10 needs the WUSHOWHIDE application.

More on this tomorrow...

After several runs of the Windows Update Diagnostics, I got this with most other errors fixed:
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Checking Control Panel Installed Updates takes a while! Green bar has to go clear through X at top:
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This is all of the Updates listed for first three minutes....

Windows 7: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Uninstalled KB3138612 and ran SFC /scanow to try to fix corrupted files. SFC said it found no errors.
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Windows Update FINALLY found 20 updates, but not all of them would install... STOPPED AT KB3138612, the one I JUST removed!

WUD found another error after updates:
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Note most recent check for updates date is still listed as 5/26/2016

14 more updates loaded the second time around:
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Hiding the KB3138612 update RETURN was as easy as right clicking and unchecking:
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Finally WUD fixed everything after one more try:
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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:03 pm

Windows patches start getting cumulative for 7, 8, 2008, and 2012
Starting in February 2017, Microsoft intends to add older fixes from before the current month to the packages. Over the course of several months, the cumulative updates will become bigger and bigger, incorporating an ever larger quantity of the available Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 fixes. The ultimate goal is that these cumulative updates will be sufficient to get a PC completely up to date. Eventually, this will mean that you'll no longer have to install hundreds of individual updates across multiple reboots to get a fresh install patched.
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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:11 pm

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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:26 pm

Today I went to update my Win XP/7 desktop and found this chart in Reliability:
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No indications of ANYTHING except a line up top after the 19th! Is M$ abandoning Windows 7?

Found 11 updates listed as important, some called rolling updates...
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Rolling updates are ones that also hold previous updates.

Some updates eventually fail, but must reboot first:
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After reboot only finds one important update this time:
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3 Security Essentials updates apparently count as just one fail...reboot
5 more important updates found including MSE...reboot
One more important update for Internet Explorer 11 in W7...no reboot needed

Now Chrome does not want to update either...
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Chrome Finally updated to the SAME VERSION and wants to relaunch all over again:
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Later on this problem just went away.
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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:52 am

Windows 7 Update Diagnosis had to be run again to get updates:
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After running diagnostic, 4 updates appeared with an optional update for MS Security Essentials. Why optional? Only AV I have...

Successful updates NOT NEEDED...try again...
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FAILED...try again...
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Says 2 updates installed in an hour, reboot... 3 listed as installed with MSIE still optional...retry
MSIE finally updated...


Chrome also had an error updating W7:
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To update Chrome properly you may have to resign in. Check Sync in Settings is up to date
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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:34 pm

Windows 7 computers won’t receive security updates without antivirus scanner
Windows 7 computers without an antivirus scanner won’t receive the latest security updates automatically. These systems won’t receive the security updates of January and February which also means they are not protected against Spectre and Meltdown based attacks.

This can be done manually, by setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat to “cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc” as dword:00000000.
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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by lorein0688 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:09 am

Well, in this case try updating the drivers as this also causes the error
Or apart from that perform the given steps one by one
• Step 1: Run CHKDSK (Check Disk)
• Step 2: Use The System File Checker (and DISM)
• Step 3: Run the System Readiness Tool
• Step 4: Use the Windows Update Diagnostics Hotfix
• Step 5: Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter (Win7)
• Step 6: Reset the SoftwareDistribution Directory

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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:31 pm

Windows 7 computers without an antivirus scanner won’t receive the latest security updates automatically.
Upgrading drivers can be a bad thing for older PC's especially in Windows 10. My 64 bit Win 7 to 10 desktop
has had updates fail for two months...and it has an antivirus...

Microsoft decided to do this! Not a bad driver, OS bug or a virus.

It is a lot easier to get an AV anyhow or do what the article suggests.
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Re: Windows 7 Update keeps missing updates

Post by burger2227 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:07 pm

Meltdown Patch Opened Bigger Security Hole on Windows 7 64 bit only
This issue affected only 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Frisk said. We say affected because Microsoft patched the bug by flipping the PML4 permission bit back to its original value in this month's Patch Tuesday.

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users should make sure they installed both the January 2018 and March 2018 Patch Tuesday releases.

Windows 10 or 8.1 systems were never affected or put at risk. Physical access is required to exploit the bug
Both updates must be done to flip the bit properly!
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