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Problem with Windows update, please help!

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Problem with Windows update, please help!


    Hello, I have been having troubles with using windows update. I just recently bought windows 8, and I still can't update. It is stuck at 0kb, 0%. I have a very stable internet connection, as internet explorer is working perfectly, so it is not a network issue. I have done system restores, I have formatted my drive and did a fresh install of windows, but nothing seems to help. Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Anyone please? A reply would be much appreciated.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Try deleting SoftwareDistribution folder in your Windows folder (make a backup if you like), remember to stop the Windows Update service first.
    You may get some errors, so just ignore them for now.
    Restart your computer and try again.

    Good luck.
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  4. #4


    Edinburgh UK
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    Problem Updating Widows...


    Hi,
    I am the Administrator for this PC. Only I have use of it. Up until 2 days ago I was able to select the settings for Windows updates. Now it is greyed out and says 'Some settings are managed by your system administrator'

    I ran the Widows update troubleshooter. I ran a sfc scan. it found some corrupted fles, some could not be repaired. I checked the Group Policy Editor. All policies showing 'not configured'
    I ran 2 malware checks and isolated some malware.
    Carried out a System Restore.
    Rebooted several times.
    Problem remains.

    Anyone advise Please?

    Phiilip
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