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  1. #111


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Jeez DJ, are all those OS's on ONE machine?
    Lol! Three of them are. I have a separate machine behind me running Win 7 (though it, too, has another old copy of XP)

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  2. #112


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post
    Got it now!
    Attachment 62445
    Hey, since that worked so well, I have to ask... do you have something similar up your sleeve that works on Win 7? I probably have some issues with the secondary machine, too, and I was going to try that tool on it, but it's Win 8 specific. I've done a little research into it, and while DISM will run on Win 7, I don't see anything like the "RestoreHealth" command under that OS.
    Last edited by DJRoff; 06 Jun 2015 at 22:55.
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  3. #113



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    For Windows 7


    First of all your Windows installation must be Genuine(no pirated versions)
    Second if you us a theme patcher(e.g UXStyles), it must be turned off/uninstalled.
    Third, make sure you have ALL updates installed.

    This is also useful if you have re-imaged and "lost" your reservation.


    I use SFC mostly, and the below to fix windows update. Found at the Microsoft community ,that has worked for me before.


    From Shenan Stanley MVP replied on July 22, 2012

    Get the System Update Readiness Tool (save it) and right-click on it and "Run as Administrator". Choose the right one for you:



    Let it run/fix things.
    Reboot.
    Try updating.

    If it is still failing, attempt this next:
    Reset your Windows Update Components with this FixIt:
    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    Reboot.
    Try updating.

    If it still fails, try this...

    1. Start an elevated command prompt.
    2. Run the following commands hitting enter after each line:

      net stop wuauserv

      cd %systemroot%

      ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

      net start wuauserv

    3. Reboot
    4. Try updating.

    **Important** The following issues occur when you do this:

    • Updates that are currently downloaded but that have not yet been installed have to be downloaded again by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
    • When you delete the Software Distribution folder, your download history is removed.
    • If you currently receive updates from Microsoft Update and from Windows Update, you will have to re-select this option from the Windows Update Web site.


    **Note**
    If the issue is resolved and you can successfully download and install updates, you can safely delete the SoftwareDistribution.old directory to recover disk space.

    STILL failing? We have something else to try...

    Use this FixIt:
    How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent
    Reboot.
    Register the WU components:

    1. Start an elevated command prompt.
    2. Run the following commands hitting enter after each line:

      regsvr32 Jscript.dll
      regsvr32 wuapi.dll
      regsvr32 wuaueng.dll


    Reboot.

    Try updating.

    If it still fails after that - repeat this part ONCE more...
    Reset your Windows Update Components with this FixIt:
    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    Reboot.
    Try updating.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 10 Jun 2015 at 03:15. Reason: Added more information
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  4. #114


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I use SFC mostly, and the below to fix windows update. Found att the Microsoft community ,that has worked for me before.


    From Shenan Stanley MVP replied on July 22, 2012

    Get the System Update Readiness Tool (save it) and right-click on it and "Run as Administrator". Choose the right one for you:



    Let it run/fix things.
    Reboot.
    Try updating.

    If it is still failing, attempt this next:
    Reset your Windows Update Components with this FixIt:
    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    Reboot.
    Try updating.

    If it still fails, try this...

    1. Start an elevated command prompt.
    2. Run the following commands hitting enter after each line:

      net stop wuauserv

      cd %systemroot%

      ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

      net start wuauserv

    3. Reboot
    4. Try updating.

    **Important** The following issues occur when you do this:

    • Updates that are currently downloaded but that have not yet been installed have to be downloaded again by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
    • When you delete the Software Distribution folder, your download history is removed.
    • If you currently receive updates from Microsoft Update and from Windows Update, you will have to re-select this option from the Windows Update Web site.


    **Note**
    If the issue is resolved and you can successfully download and install updates, you can safely delete the SoftwareDistribution.old directory to recover disk space.

    STILL failing? We have something else to try...

    Use this FixIt:
    How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent
    Reboot.
    Register the WU components:

    1. Start an elevated command prompt.
    2. Run the following commands hitting enter after each line:

      regsvr32 Jscript.dll
      regsvr32 wuapi.dll
      regsvr32 wuaueng.dll


    Reboot.

    Try updating.

    If it still fails after that - repeat this part ONCE more...
    Reset your Windows Update Components with this FixIt:
    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    Reboot.
    Try updating.
    Thanks! I was able to run SFC on there, and it actually found no problems ("no integrity violations"), but I'll keep these other snippets for later use.
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  5. #115



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Alright, your welcome DJ, and thanks for getting back. So like me you're ready for the big day(29 July) I'm just curious how many updates/patches will come next Tuesday and on the 14th of next month.
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  6. #116


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    I've been playing with the Technical Preview for the past several months, and I like what they've been doing. So I'm looking forward to the rollout, yeah. I will probably upgrade my Win 7 machine right away, and give them a few weeks to get the initial bugs out of the way before doing it to my Win 8 machine. Or I may get impatient and do it to both right off the bat.
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  7. #117


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    I was just thinking, 10 is not going to be as free as you might think, it will cost you later.
    When you have Windows 8 full version, you can use it on unlimited number of PCs afterwards.
    But once you upgrade it to 10 "for free", you can only use it only on the current PC and that is it.
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  8. #118


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I was just thinking, 10 is not going to be as free as you might think, it will cost you later.
    When you have Windows 8 full version, you can use it on unlimited number of PCs afterwards.
    But once you upgrade it to 10 "for free", you can only use it only on the current PC and that is it.
    Don't do the free upgrade then. Go out and buy a full Retail version of Windows 10.
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  9. #119


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I was just thinking, 10 is not going to be as free as you might think, it will cost you later.
    When you have Windows 8 full version, you can use it on unlimited number of PCs afterwards.
    But once you upgrade it to 10 "for free", you can only use it only on the current PC and that is it.
    Since when did Microsoft ever let us load Win 8 (or any version of Windows) on an "unlimited number of PCs"??
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  10. #120


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Unless you have OEM version, you are not limited to activate licence on 1 PC only.
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