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  1. Simon Khong
    May 12, 2016 @ 8:13 am

    I did a fresh reinstallation with a thorough hhd formatting Win 7 HP 32bits. Still the problem seems not resolved. Are there any other way to resolve it?

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    • lakonst2012
      May 12, 2016 @ 9:59 am

      Simon: 1. Download and Install IE11. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-11-for-windows-7-details.aspx)
      2. Restart your computer.
      3. Download the KB3102810 update but not install it yet (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810)
      4. Restart your computer again and
      5.Install the KB3102810
      6. Restart
      7. Stop Windows Update Service and Delete the "SoftwareDistribution" folder.
      8. Restart your computer.
      9. Search for updates.

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      • Xan Xicar
        May 13, 2016 @ 10:32 am

        That did it for me!

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      • Jim D
        May 23, 2016 @ 5:27 pm

        Thanks for the fix, it worked perfectly

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      • Alan
        May 26, 2016 @ 2:58 am

        Great works. simple fix

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      • John
        May 31, 2016 @ 11:43 am

        Thanks it worked for me!!

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      • Keith
        June 1, 2016 @ 5:16 am

        Thanks!
        It worked for me!

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      • Kate
        June 1, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

        Problem solved !! Thanks a lot !! Now I have 228 new updates lol

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      • S
        June 5, 2016 @ 8:36 am

        Perfect ! Thanks.

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      • Bill
        June 6, 2016 @ 1:52 pm

        Brilliant, Thanks that saved me a lot of ass ache

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      • Me
        June 6, 2016 @ 5:12 pm

        Perfect ! Thanks.

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      • Imma Funguy
        June 7, 2016 @ 1:00 am

        Worked like a charm!

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      • Heyman
        June 7, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

        +1

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      • Jack
        June 10, 2016 @ 9:55 am

        Sadly did not work, installing KB3102810 results in "The update is not applicable to your computer".

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        • Jack
          June 10, 2016 @ 9:57 am

          I should have mentioned that this is a Win7SP1/x64 machine.

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        • lakonst2012
          June 10, 2016 @ 10:09 am

          @Jack: Have you downloaded the update for 64bit Windows 7? Otherwise download this Update: Windows Update Client for Windows 7/2008: March 2016

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          • Nicola
            September 9, 2016 @ 9:50 pm

            @lakonst2012. same issue for me. all the updates above say "not applicable to your computer"

      • Werner
        June 10, 2016 @ 10:50 am

        You my friend, are LEGEND! Worked like a charm. Cheers

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      • Marcel Bernhard
        June 10, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

        Really fixed my udate problem, thanks!

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      • Andres
        June 16, 2016 @ 5:52 am

        This one did it for me. It should be added to the article.

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      • Elio Aouad
        June 16, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

        Thank you, it perfectly worked !!!

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      • Carlos A.
        June 21, 2016 @ 8:02 am

        Just resurrected a machine and was met with this error. Thank you for the fix. Worked as advertised!!

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      • Georgios
        June 22, 2016 @ 10:43 pm

        Thank you for your accurate instructions, saved my problem.

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      • Darin
        July 3, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

        Thanks, it works

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      • Jon
        July 8, 2016 @ 11:45 pm

        That worked for me as well-thank you!

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      • Arne
        July 9, 2016 @ 11:52 am

        Hi, thank you very much. Solved the problem for me as well.

        Do you have a suggestion on how to "force" Windows Update also to check for Office updates?
        (The link "get updates from other Microsoft products…" don't give me any options, just routing me to a MS website telling me to use Windows Update…)

        Thanks again!

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        • Arne
          July 10, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

          Hi again, found a solution for Office updates in WU:
          – In IE, add "Microsoft.com" in compatibility view.
          Now the link "Get updates from other Microsoft…" works perfectly

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      • Vesku
        July 23, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

        Thx for solution and Your time!

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      • Julio Cesar
        July 23, 2016 @ 4:11 pm

        Works great, thanks a lot!

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      • JanisP
        August 5, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

        Thanks from Latvia. It worked for me! :)

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      • Robert
        August 9, 2016 @ 9:48 pm

        It worked very well for me.Thank you very much!

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      • Dave
        September 9, 2016 @ 5:48 pm

        Wow- – thanks – after 3 days of trying everything, this combination worked.
        Dave P

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      • Fred
        October 3, 2016 @ 8:43 pm

        Method 1 worked for me, thanks!

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      • trickster
        October 6, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

        WOW you are a genius my friend!

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      • John Chapman
        October 16, 2016 @ 1:33 am

        Just to add to the accolades. I also had the same issue, and these steps worked. It had this issue on a completely formatted, brand new installation of Windows 7 PRO 32bit.

        Thank you very much for putting this solution out there.

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      • Jake Jacob
        October 21, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

        MY O MY, that did it! Thanks so much.

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      • BK
        October 28, 2016 @ 8:41 am

        Thank you! This worked first try :)

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      • ddieguezd
        October 30, 2016 @ 6:42 am

        Dear lakonst2012,
        Your method worked fine in my case.
        Before, I tried all sugested above and others from Microsoft without success.
        So, a lot of thanks!!!

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      • David Wilhite
        October 31, 2016 @ 6:57 am

        Thank you very much. I'm not a noob, but I spent many hours in Windows-Reboot-Hell before I found your article. Saved me lots of time. Method #1 worked perfectly.

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      • Abei Villafane
        November 5, 2016 @ 8:32 am

        Works great thanks

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      • chulaivet1966
        November 19, 2016 @ 2:44 am

        Dammit…..
        After a fresh Win7.0 32bit install yesterday I was experiencing the same frustrating issue.
        I followed the exact procedure below and NO LUCK.
        Still have the message at bottom right of task bar "unable to install auto updates".

        I really do appreciate the help here on this and I'll check back in.

        Thanks…

        Simon: 1. Download and Install IE11. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-11-for-windows-7-details.aspx)
        2. Restart your computer.
        3. Download the KB3102810 update but not install it yet (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810)
        4. Restart your computer again and
        5.Install the KB3102810
        6. Restart
        7. Stop Windows Update Service and Delete the “SoftwareDistribution” folder.
        8. Restart your computer.
        9. Search for updates.

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        • chulaivet1966
          November 19, 2016 @ 3:21 am

          UPDATE: After about 1/2 hour, all of a sudden the "unable to auto update" little red message flag went away and the updates started downloading.
          In fact, 229 of those muthers.

          So…BE AWARE: if others do this process it DOES seem to work but you may have to wait a bit before the red flag goes away and updates start downloading.

          I'm grateful for the help….thanks again.

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      • Mervin
        December 2, 2016 @ 7:27 am

        What exactly needbto download in step 3 thanks i gotbthis annoying problem also.

        Cheers

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      • Vlad
        December 2, 2016 @ 11:38 am

        Thank you. Works perfectly

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      • Chao
        December 5, 2016 @ 9:07 am

        Thank you for help! Its working for me!

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      • Phil
        December 7, 2016 @ 2:52 am

        Thanks! It worked perfectly!

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      • sebastian
        December 28, 2016 @ 3:36 am

        thank you man.. i am from argentina and i will follow carefully the steps… and works for my W7 sp1

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      • GEE
        January 4, 2017 @ 9:27 am

        It is great when someone makes a suggestion and it works. Great job on your part. Thanks

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      • dave
        January 10, 2017 @ 12:32 pm

        worked for me too. thx took me 3 days of trying b4 i came here

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      • Donald
        January 16, 2017 @ 12:31 am

        Thanks a lot. Method 1 worked for me.

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      • lamman
        February 20, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

        Clean installation of windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. Works fine, thank you a lot

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      • Taj
        April 16, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

        Great job!
        I did only the 2 steps/
        Download and Install IE11. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-11-for-windows-7-details.aspx)
        2. Restart your computer.
        3. Download the KB3102810 update but not install it yet (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810)
        4. Restart your computer again and
        5.Install the KB3102810
        6. Restart
        7.Search for updates.

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      • Gary
        May 3, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

        Works a charm thank u
        I only had to install the explorer 11
        And it was fixed

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      • Bob Eckess
        November 1, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

        Right On, Worked for me up here in Canada.
        Thanks alot

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      • D Draheim
        March 14, 2018 @ 7:36 pm

        Finally, this solution worked for me as well. Win 7 SP1 32-bit

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      • Noname
        September 6, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

        Thank You it worked! you are awesome

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      • Yedidia Pery
        December 14, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

        thanks man! works like a charm!

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      • CaptainScott46
        January 4, 2019 @ 10:43 pm

        yippee it works

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      • Jordi
        February 4, 2019 @ 6:23 pm

        Thank you. It worked. I started at stept 3 and all worked fine, so, 1 and 2 are not necessary.

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      • Darko
        March 2, 2019 @ 11:32 am

        Worked for me (step 3 was not even needed).

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      • WOOOOOOOO XDDD
        December 30, 2019 @ 5:51 pm

        Man you are a legend ! Thanks a lot for it ! Tried a lot of fixes, nothing helped, but you did !

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      • Aguditu
        March 9, 2020 @ 1:09 pm

        Good job man.
        Finally, this solution worked for me as well. Win 7 SP1 32-bit
        Thx, you are the best

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    • Ed
      August 23, 2016 @ 6:31 am

      Just downloaded 181 updates thanks to you. About 90% of the online "solutions" I've used trying to fix problems have failed. Thank you for a clear, concise real solution to a major problem. You have renew my faith in online humanity.

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    • IBRAHIM HAMAD
      October 20, 2016 @ 5:35 am

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH….FINALLY I FOUND THE SOLUTION FOR MY PROBLEM….METHOD 1 WORKED VERY WELL FOR ME. AFTER FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS IN METHOD 1, I HAVE 260 UPDATES AVAILABLE.

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    • Larry
      December 1, 2016 @ 6:14 am

      Brilliant I was ready to through laptop out the window lol till I found this thankyou Simon works a treat

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    • Jesus
      March 27, 2017 @ 6:06 am

      Excelente!

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    • Jenefer
      August 24, 2019 @ 12:12 pm

      Thanks, It worked for me

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  2. Carlos
    May 19, 2016 @ 1:11 pm

    Thank you.
    This worked for me.

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  3. Hassan: UK
    May 27, 2016 @ 5:46 pm

    lakonst2012
    Hats off to you my man it worked and I really do appreciate your kindness and the time you've have put into this.
    thanks dude big respect………….

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  4. Far
    May 29, 2016 @ 12:21 am

    Lakonst the dude. Solution works after wasting like ng time following microsoft

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  5. JR
    June 1, 2016 @ 8:50 am

    @lakonst2012 After countless hours of trying to get updates to work, your solution got me up and running in less then 5 minutes! Unbelievable! Thank you sir! All the best to you!

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  6. PL
    June 4, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

    lakonst2012 I have the same problem with Win 8 and I can not do update
    KB3102810 cannot install on Windows 8.
    There is some help?

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  7. PL
    June 4, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    lakonst2012, if I want to stay in Win8 problem I can not solve it?
    Thanx.

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    • lakonst2012
      June 5, 2016 @ 10:42 am

      PL: I 'm not sure. As I know Windows 8 (not 8.1) stopped receiving updates after 12th of January, 2016.

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  8. PL
    June 5, 2016 @ 11:09 am

    Thanx lakonst2012
    It however received update until May.

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  9. noy
    June 12, 2016 @ 1:45 pm

    I have win7 32 bit.
    What KB3102810 should I download please? (atep 3 of @lakonst2012)

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  10. Sebastian
    June 16, 2016 @ 12:31 am

    INCREIBLEEEEEE.. probe de todo… hice de todo… y segui tu guia desde bajarme el explorer 11 hasta el final.. y me dio resultado!!!!!!!! GRACIASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! re agradecido te estoyyyy.!

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  11. jos
    June 18, 2016 @ 10:43 pm

    extra ca fonctionne du tonnerre je ne sais pas qui a fait ce post mais pour moi ca a marcher merci
    j'ai 200 mises a jour a faire

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  12. Dayl
    June 19, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    Hi!
    I've got 0x8007000e error when trying to update my Windows 7 x86 Pro and the first method fixed this error!
    Thanks a lot! :)

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  13. KY NG
    June 20, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    great site..working perfectly

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  14. radowolf
    June 20, 2016 @ 11:31 am

    A lot of thanks … work for me.

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  15. Vic
    June 21, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    Thank you a lot. Solved problem with method 1.

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  16. Frank Huang
    June 24, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    I fix the problem with method 1 (KB3102810)

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  17. Andy
    June 27, 2016 @ 7:51 pm

    You Sir are an absolute legend, Thank you so much, Followed exactly and all updating now.

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  18. Alcatraz51
    June 29, 2016 @ 3:49 am

    These instructions were awesome. Thanks for the time and effort you gave to document and share with us.

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  19. Margstar
    June 30, 2016 @ 1:34 pm

    Worked for me, thank you !!!

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  20. WOLAND
    July 2, 2016 @ 12:33 am

    Method 1 helped me

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  21. RAMIL
    July 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

    @lakonst2012
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS. I GOT IT!

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  22. Lost Al
    July 5, 2016 @ 2:07 am

    Method 1 worked for us..thx

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  23. PL
    July 6, 2016 @ 9:36 am

    I have windows 8 and cannot update (Code error 8007000E)
    plz help

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  24. Antoine
    July 6, 2016 @ 8:33 pm

    Thx a lot.
    Worked like charm!!!
    I now have 221 updates. LOL!!!

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  25. reem
    July 7, 2016 @ 11:53 am

    Thanks for your efforts to help ppl, worked for me :) ??

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  26. Fırat
    July 9, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    Method 1 worked perfect for me.
    Thanks!

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  27. toni
    July 9, 2016 @ 10:24 pm

    I had same problem. Method 1 not worked, but after method 2 it did!!
    Thanks.

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  28. rinu
    July 11, 2016 @ 7:45 pm

    thanks a lot
    amazing it works perfectly

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  29. AJ Rich
    July 12, 2016 @ 6:54 pm

    Windows Update 8007000E error (SOLVED)
    I was having big problems installing the Windows 10 free upgrade. -Method 2 worked perfectly and Windows 10m is now up and running properly.
    Great step-by-step instructions with clear screen grabs.
    What a fantastic website!

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  30. Tuğrul
    July 19, 2016 @ 5:42 pm

    Thank you so much
    This guide works whitout any problem.
    I go to METHOD 1.It work perfect.

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  31. SuziQ
    July 20, 2016 @ 12:41 am

    Worked Perfectly! Thank you!!!!

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  32. Junior
    July 20, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

    Hey, you are the guy!
    All I tried the only method that worked was this.
    Thanks!

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  33. Zyg
    July 20, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

    Did not work. I tried it in this order: Method #2, Method #3, Method #1. Now I have a new error code: 80244010

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    • Zyg
      July 20, 2016 @ 5:23 pm

      Clicked Try Again and it worked

      Reply

  34. Kiel
    July 20, 2016 @ 7:02 pm

    Thanks it worked for me!!

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  35. Dj Marcello RC.
    July 21, 2016 @ 9:55 am

    Thanks ! Perfect for me too. Pessoal pode fazer este procedimento !!!! Dá certo SIM !!!

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  36. Dac
    July 22, 2016 @ 12:17 pm

    YES….got it…..after 3 days of checking for update finally works

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  37. Daniel
    July 25, 2016 @ 11:51 pm

    Thank you! Your first method of fixing the problem helped me with 2 laptops, the same day. Now I'm aiming for win10.
    Thanx.
    Cheers, mate!

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  38. Jack
    July 31, 2016 @ 12:43 am

    Thanks a lot. You save the day. It finally helped to solve the problem after trying numerous methods but they all fell short.

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  39. Wats
    August 1, 2016 @ 4:40 pm

    Option 2 resolved issue

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    • Wats
      August 1, 2016 @ 4:42 pm

      Actually installing the KB3102810 Update resolved issue, already had IE11

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  40. Adam
    August 1, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

    Wow, this worked. I spent the weekend trying to fix a laptop with this problem. I even re-imaged before trying this. This was on Win7 32bit.

    Note: It did take my laptop 20+ minutes on the "Checking for Updates…" part before it finally came back and let me install them. There were 251 updates available (even with Win 7 SP1 installed) so that could be why it took a long time.

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  41. Chow, A
    August 3, 2016 @ 8:17 am

    Thank you for your assistance.
    However, the first and second method only solved problem when checking windows update took forever. But when i tried to download and install it, it only downloaded Net Framewrok updates but not with another updates.
    The third method worked best for me. Now i have all updates installed on my laptop (doesn't include language pack since i don't really need it).
    You saved me a lot of time figuring what's wrong with my windows update. :*

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  42. Michael Belfore
    August 10, 2016 @ 8:54 pm

    Did the first method and after 5-10 minutes of checking it found 270 updates. Thanks a lot!

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  43. Tim
    August 13, 2016 @ 11:38 pm

    Step 1 worked for me! Thank you.

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  44. ArericH
    August 21, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

    Hello.
    good tutorial to solve this problem.
    I'm following your 1st method in solving this problem.
    I'm just modify Step 3B which means i do not delete SoftwareDistribution folder but just delete content in download folder ( C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload).
    After that I start back windows update services. Finally my windows update functional as usual.

    Regards.

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  45. Ricky
    August 23, 2016 @ 8:58 pm

    Solution worked!

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  46. Wesley
    August 24, 2016 @ 9:24 pm

    Awesome, finally something that really worked. BIG THANKS!

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  47. Julius McCarthy
    August 29, 2016 @ 5:24 am

    Muchas gracias ,muy bien explicado,me funciono perfectamente

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  48. Serg
    August 30, 2016 @ 1:17 am

    I did all from method 1, and problem was resolved. Thank you so mach!

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  49. Bob Olsen
    September 1, 2016 @ 2:18 am

    Method 1 worked very well. OS-Windows 7 Professional
    Thank you very much

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  50. Manolo
    September 7, 2016 @ 8:48 am

    Method 1 worked fine for my lenovo S10-3 with win7 starter 32-bits. Thanks

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  51. paul
    September 8, 2016 @ 5:28 pm

    Thanks method 1 worked for me. But be patient as when “search for updates” is working it could take a long time if there are many updates to install. HP Presario win 7 home premium new install.

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  52. Massimo Seveso
    September 9, 2016 @ 1:56 am

    This is the only method works fine.
    I tried many others without success. Thank you so much

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  53. Medi
    September 9, 2016 @ 2:55 am

    Thank you very much. Method 1 worked fine for my Sony Vaio VGN Windows 7 32 bits. Easy process. Thanks again.

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  54. nix_31
    September 9, 2016 @ 5:11 am

    method 1 worked for me, thank you for the fix.

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  55. asd
    September 10, 2016 @ 12:54 am

    sick – worked

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  56. Please work
    September 13, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

    Did not work for me :( i Have server 2008 x86 standard SP2…

    Reply

  57. Evan
    September 14, 2016 @ 7:26 am

    Thank You it worked

    Reply

  58. GAXX
    September 15, 2016 @ 11:52 pm

    First method worked perfectly!!!! Many thanks!

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  59. Stan
    September 20, 2016 @ 7:13 pm

    BADDA BING BADDA BOOM!

    Reply

  60. Lola
    September 21, 2016 @ 11:38 am

    Method 1 worked for me. Thank you!

    Reply

  61. Francisco Perez
    September 23, 2016 @ 4:23 am

    EXCELLENT……REALLY IMPRESSED!!!
    I just made a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro and I got stuck with the updates for a week, so after browsing for days and trying so many recommendations for Tech guys, I got this solution which works indeed. I tried Method 1 as recommended.
    Thank you so much!!!

    Reply

  62. Dijvid
    September 24, 2016 @ 12:40 pm

    Thank you so much for this fix which worked fine for me. How do you know these things??!!

    Reply

  63. Aleem
    September 25, 2016 @ 5:09 am

    Excellent solution, very articulate and full of rich knowledge. No monkeying around. Thanks Bud.

    Reply

  64. Haritz
    September 27, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    Method 1, 2 and 3 worked for me. Thanks!!

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  65. Dan
    September 28, 2016 @ 6:03 am

    BRILIANT!!!

    Reply

  66. PJ
    October 5, 2016 @ 7:08 pm

    Method 1 worked for me. Thank you so much!

    Reply

  67. Badz
    October 7, 2016 @ 6:01 am

    its working in method 1

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  68. Charles
    October 7, 2016 @ 11:40 pm

    After trying to resolve my update problem for the past 6 days I happened across your site. Went to Step 3 and it worked beautifully. Searched for updates less than a minute and found 241. Took all day to install them all!!!!

    Thanks for the help!!

    Reply

  69. Rind
    October 9, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

    Thanks dear for this problem i have tried your solution and it worked perfectly.

    Reply

  70. Steve
    October 11, 2016 @ 9:47 pm

    Thank you so very very much, this fix worked perfect for me. Prior to finding this page i had been trying for weeks to fix this darn problem. And thank you also to lakonst2012 for simplifying the solution. After applying the fix it takes a little bit of time for the updates to register, (aprox 15 mins for me) but they all installed perfectly. (first 3, then 241, then another 40 followed after that in perfect order. Many sincere thanks :-)

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  71. Terdralyn
    October 13, 2016 @ 2:42 am

    Method 1 worked like a charm! Now I have over 300 updates to install on my new ssd! Thank you so much!

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  72. Super
    October 15, 2016 @ 3:02 pm

    Método 1 funcionou, maravilha. Obrigado

    Reply

  73. Lamajda
    October 16, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    Works perfectly. Thank You!

    Reply

  74. Susan
    October 17, 2016 @ 8:27 am

    Method 1 worked perfectly for me! Thank you so much for the easy-to-follow steps!

    Reply

  75. Aaron
    October 20, 2016 @ 1:17 am

    You just got dipped in AWESOME SAUCE !! Thanks a million!!

    Reply

  76. Hunter
    October 21, 2016 @ 5:25 am

    1st solution worked!!! Been working on this for days!!!

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  77. BJ
    October 21, 2016 @ 7:08 am

    it works!!! After 3 days fighting…hate you windows…Thanks a lot repairwin.

    Reply

  78. Javier
    October 21, 2016 @ 6:29 pm

    Method 1 worked for me. Thanks a lot!!

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  79. Freddy
    October 22, 2016 @ 4:15 am

    Thanks, so much! Method 1 worked for me.

    Reply

  80. Ferry
    October 22, 2016 @ 11:13 am

    Metodo 1 y funciona!!!!! Gracias

    Reply

  81. Denis
    October 23, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    Excellent result without affecting functionality of any of operating programs.
    I could not upgrade Financial Program which I NEED for my oilfield business of 22 years.
    Practical solution for complex & costly problem.
    Great learning experience for me!
    Thank-you so much!!

    Reply

  82. kenMok
    October 25, 2016 @ 11:24 am

    tried all that but after restarting am now getting code 8024402C when cchecking updates. am using hp probook 4530s freshly installed windows 7 enterprise 32bit. please help

    Reply

  83. Pawel
    October 25, 2016 @ 12:07 pm

    It solved my problem at first but after installing new updates now Windows once again is stucked and searches forever without any outcome.

    Reply

    • lakonst2012
      October 25, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

      Pawel: Restore your system to a previous working state and then reinstall Updates.

      Reply

  84. Ramiro
    October 25, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

    Worked PERFECT !! Thank you!!!

    Reply

  85. kevin
    October 30, 2016 @ 10:06 pm

    dindt work for me he still stays searhing and afther awhile he gives the error

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  86. Thierry
    October 31, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

    Merci beaucoup.

    Work fine !!!!

    Reply

  87. tom
    November 2, 2016 @ 5:41 pm

    Method 1 solved my issue. Thanks!

    Reply

  88. Meghan
    November 5, 2016 @ 1:26 am

    Method 1 worked!

    We purchased a refurbished tower for a basic living room computer that our children could use for school projects. It's not the first time we bought one of these inexpensive options. This was the first time we had any trouble with getting the windows updates to download. After 24 hours of two adults working tirelessly to solve the problem, dozens of websites read, a system restart and no progress your way worked perfectly!

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  89. Ojeda
    November 10, 2016 @ 12:23 am

    Excelente aporte me funciono el metodo 2 ya que no quedaba mi equipo al fin esta recibiendo actualizaciones

    Reply

  90. Sameer
    November 11, 2016 @ 7:44 am

    Method 1 is the way to go! Thanks alot I was really stuck and Dell was making me pay $129 just for support on this! Phew good thing I didnt do it with them.

    Reply

  91. kk
    November 12, 2016 @ 12:48 pm

    confirmed that just installing KB3102810 update on a brand new win7 32 bit fixed my update issue.

    thanks all

    Reply

  92. BCVT
    November 13, 2016 @ 2:06 am

    Brilliant! Method 1 worked! Thank You!!!

    Reply

  93. LVG
    November 13, 2016 @ 9:33 pm

    Thank you! Step 1 worked for me. I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit version.

    Reply

  94. Pablo
    November 14, 2016 @ 7:04 pm

    It's 11/14/2016 and it worked for me perfectly,
    Thank you very much. (I used step 1).

    Reply

  95. Greg
    November 14, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

    Nice, thank you!

    Reply

  96. Coco_deLocco
    November 15, 2016 @ 1:39 am

    YEEEEIIII!!! Method 1 it is!

    Reply

  97. Darlene
    November 15, 2016 @ 7:10 pm

    Yes…it worked for me. Thank you!!!

    Reply

  98. Alexandre Braz
    November 16, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

    uoooouuu !!! Thank's. method 1 functional !!!!

    Reply

  99. Farhan
    November 20, 2016 @ 8:49 pm

    Method 1 worked like a charm eventhough my operating system was not in English language.
    Thanks a million!

    I have now like 239 Updates of 1.2 GBs ready to download.

    Reply

  100. WB
    November 22, 2016 @ 1:25 am

    Thank you so much, it worked for me too!

    Reply

  101. Gabriel
    November 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

    I simply put updates in automatic downlad (and let me decide later) and works. No more error.

    Reply

  102. Strahinja
    November 23, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

    I did as the tutorial said but when i try to instal the kb31… it is stuck,it is instaling it for more than half an hour now

    Reply

    • Lakonst2013
      November 24, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

      Strahinja: Restart your computer and then immediately install the update. Otherwise it stuck!

      Reply

    • Joaquin25022001
      December 3, 2016 @ 1:09 am

      If you don't want to do a restart, you can open Services.msc through searching it or through Task Manager, find Windows Update and right-click it and press Stop.

      Or through an elevated CMD, type "net stop wuauserv" without the quotes, then press Enter.

      After that, you can install the KB3102810 at anytime as long as the Windows Update is not started.

      Reply

  103. Simmer
    November 24, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    Wonderful!! Method 1 works perfectly!! Thanks a lot!

    Reply

  104. Patrick Wheatley
    November 25, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

    Method 1 worked. Thanks. Your instructions are clearly written in plain English and understandable to non technical readers; well done.
    I ran Check for updates which when finished went back to control Panel. Called Windows update and it says:
    Most recent check for updates Never.
    Updates were installed Never
    View update history – there are over 250 items many show as Failed and Cancelled both Important ones and Recommended ones. Right clicking on Failed and Cancelled items and then View Details gives error codes 80090017 and 80240000B. I looked for these on your site but nothing came up so I searched and was pointed to Microsoft Update Trouble Shooter which I ran ; Failed and Cancelled items are still there.

    Any ideas what I should do next

    Regards
    Patrick

    Reply

  105. Michael
    December 1, 2016 @ 11:13 pm

    Thank you!!

    Reply

  106. Joaquin25022001
    December 3, 2016 @ 1:05 am

    It looks like the Internet Explorer 11 existence in the machine is the factor of failed update searching in Windows Update.

    Reply

  107. Tom
    December 4, 2016 @ 9:34 pm

    Windows 7 SP1
    Only one update: Windows6.1-KB3138612-x86 fixed my problem ;-)

    Reply

  108. Thina
    December 6, 2016 @ 11:12 am

    Method 1 worked. Thanks buddy

    6/12/16

    Reply

  109. David Roland
    December 8, 2016 @ 11:50 pm

    Worked Perfectly thanks dude

    Reply

  110. Kat
    December 9, 2016 @ 11:01 pm

    Thank you so much! I am running Windows 7 in VMware on a Mac and method 1 worked. I was about ready to buy a new PC just to run my Windows-based programs! I may need to do that in the future, but not today. Hooray!

    Reply

  111. Daniel
    December 12, 2016 @ 9:23 pm

    I follow the method one. It started looking for updates, but nothing appeared. So I open explorer and went to \Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. When I opened the folder, some files started to appear. I look at the Windows Update Window and finally it offered updates to install. Everything seem to be a filesystem problem. Thanks.

    Reply

  112. Jordi
    December 14, 2016 @ 8:10 pm

    It worked! After 5 min it found more than 200 updates! Thanks!!

    Reply

  113. saurabh
    December 18, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    it worked for me.. thank you so much

    Reply

  114. TomN
    December 21, 2016 @ 12:57 am

    I did all the steps. It did not work for me

    Reply

  115. Bleri
    December 21, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

    Hey guys sorry to interrupt you but there's a problem with the KB3102810 file.There aren't any downloads for it for 32-bit windows 7 operating systems.Can you please help me with the solution?!

    Reply

  116. Alegro Zukos
    December 21, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

    It seems to work, I've suddenly got dozens of folders in the "Downloads" folder under Software Distribution and a message saying 148 updates are available. It's now downloading and at 7%.

    Many thanks! Hopefully I will now be able to install my HP959C printer (it worked on the original Win 7 install in January 2014 – this is a re-install as the PC has become SLOOOOOW).

    Reply

  117. Mike
    December 21, 2016 @ 6:57 pm

    Had to use foxfire to install internet explorer 1. Old internet explorer could not access microsoft website.

    Reply

  118. Bleri
    December 21, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

    Thanks a lot man!It worked for me ;)

    Reply

  119. Serg
    December 28, 2016 @ 2:36 am

    Option 1 worked for me just fine! Thank you..

    Reply

  120. sidney
    January 3, 2017 @ 7:33 am

    Thank you, Option 1 solved the problem

    Reply

  121. Assassin
    January 4, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

    Whoa!!! Finally got some real solution… works like a charm… did both the methods… not sure which worked probably the first one… was really worried!!! Thanks a lot!!!!

    Reply

  122. Daya
    January 6, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    thank you it worked for me also

    Reply

  123. paul
    January 7, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

    many many thanks. your solution works great. downloading 232 updates to my win 7 system now. thanks again

    Reply

  124. george
    January 8, 2017 @ 2:23 am

    Thanks a lot! method 1 did it for me, but not at first! Had to do it again!

    Reply

  125. Monique
    January 8, 2017 @ 3:38 am

    This still works, I had similar issues and it was bugging me your site had the only info that was easy to do and fix. Now I am upgrading the windows updates without any problems.

    Reply

  126. PuneethK
    January 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

    It worked. Thanks a lot :)

    Reply

  127. Lucas
    January 13, 2017 @ 4:38 am

    Thanks!!! Great article. In my case, the work arround was de Case 2

    Reply

  128. Bastille Day
    January 15, 2017 @ 5:51 am

    Worked for me too. Had to do all 3 steps to clear this issue. Great solution !

    Reply

  129. Jim
    January 16, 2017 @ 3:55 am

    Yeah! Worked for days trying to get my computer back after harddrive fail. Couldn't get past unable to update. ThankYou ThankY.ou ThankYou. I've got you bookmarked now. I've sent you a little something via Pay Pal. You wanted it in Euros? Where are you guys? Doesn't matter. Thanks again

    Reply

  130. Alex
    January 17, 2017 @ 5:50 am

    Thank you so much! Spend an entire day (and a while back another day with a different system) trying different (some very complicated) solutions to no avail. This one worked perfectly! Could not install IE11 (got an error) since had it installed already, just did steps 2 and 3. Took probably 30 minutes to rebuild Software Distribution directory after clicking "Check for Updates" button, but then everything worked like a charm!

    Reply

  131. David
    January 17, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    After trying many other "solutions" from various online sources I found this. Method 1 worked for me. Excellent!!!

    Reply

  132. Russ
    January 18, 2017 @ 5:27 pm

    Finally a solution that worked…Thanks

    Reply

  133. Joel
    January 19, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

    Thanks. Worked perfectly.

    Reply

  134. Glenn
    January 25, 2017 @ 6:38 pm

    Worked for me. Thank you.

    Reply

  135. Neil McGarrity
    January 25, 2017 @ 11:49 pm

    Thank you so much. This worked after doimng Method 1 & 2 for me. Thanks again

    Reply

  136. Domingo Cabreja
    January 29, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

    Very nice!

    Reply

  137. Gabriel Chirita
    January 30, 2017 @ 10:53 pm

    Thank you. I used Method 1.

    Reply

  138. JB
    January 31, 2017 @ 9:42 am

    Thank you.
    2nd method worked for me.

    Reply

  139. A.R.S
    February 5, 2017 @ 9:42 pm

    Thank you, the update worked

    Reply

  140. Francisco R Perez
    February 7, 2017 @ 3:59 am

    This solved my problem. I had a fresh installed WIN7 in my friends Dell Inspiron 1445 Laptop and was not able to do WinUpdates. I researched 50 times with no luck, but your solution did it. Thank you for taking your time posting this: the Internet is awesome because of many things and because of postings like this. Your posting was God's send.

    Reply

  141. Darius
    February 8, 2017 @ 11:55 am

    Perfect, everything works, thank you very much.

    Reply

  142. SabSam
    February 10, 2017 @ 1:35 am

    thank you very much, everything is working perfectly after method 1 and 2.

    Reply

  143. Jimsid
    February 15, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    Thank very much!
    It works!!!!!

    Reply

  144. JavaMoss
    February 20, 2017 @ 12:25 pm

    Thank you! Method 1 worked!

    Reply

  145. tibs
    February 20, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    I just had to do till step 2 and it worked!! Thanks a lot!

    Reply

  146. Matt
    February 28, 2017 @ 10:57 am

    works great! I worked my damned ass off trying to get this vint installed with a OEM windows 7 32 bit finally gettng a change in luck! at least now WU works. thanks!

    Reply

  147. Meuk
    March 1, 2017 @ 4:18 pm

    Worked for me too :)

    Reply

  148. James Stewart Jr
    March 3, 2017 @ 10:38 pm

    Thanks for the assist, after looking around Microsoft's Support for hours found this and it worked perfectly for me!!!

    Reply

  149. Chris
    March 5, 2017 @ 6:03 pm

    Worked for me thankyou 211 updates found!

    Reply

  150. Benny Martinez
    March 6, 2017 @ 4:36 am

    I did all the recommended steps but did not work until I ran the last step- System Update Readiness Tool. Thanks for the support.

    Reply

  151. Garry Hall
    March 10, 2017 @ 10:27 am

    Thank you very much. Step 1 worked perfectly. I now have 197 updates to install.

    Reply

  152. Simon Morsley
    March 25, 2017 @ 11:11 am

    Thankyou!! Method 1 worked for me with a very sad old laptop computer…now shes alive and kicking just like my desk top! very happy cheers. By the way the first time didnt work because the laptop had th 32 bit not the 64. So for those with the 32 bit make sure you download appropriately. A big thankyou!!

    Reply

    • vitinrj
      April 5, 2017 @ 5:59 am

      Thanks man! YOU'RE GOOD!
      Method 1 worked great for me too.

      Reply

  153. gooooooogle
    April 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am

    method 1 helped. many thanks

    Reply

  154. Jeroen
    April 23, 2017 @ 7:46 pm

    Same here, method one did the trick. After spending the whole day trying to solve you gave the solution. Way to go, thanks a lot!!

    Reply

  155. parag
    May 17, 2017 @ 11:40 am

    Thanks a Lot, Method 3rd worked for my computer.

    Reply

  156. Sigol
    July 10, 2017 @ 10:28 am

    it just swapped the error to "error code 80072F8F"

    Reply

    • Lakonst2013
      July 10, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

      Sigol: Error 80072F8F indicates that there is something wrong with the connection between with the Windows Update server. Please check that your date/time and Time Zone settings are correct and try to update again.

      Reply

  157. Jon Lindal
    January 5, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

    Turn off live protection in windows security essentials and check for updates. That worked for me today.

    Reply

  158. Joe
    May 31, 2018 @ 12:49 am

    I followed the outline stated above, worked like a charm got my updates right away.

    Thanks Joe

    Reply

  159. John Sampson
    October 10, 2018 @ 6:35 pm

    Second "method" worked (after working the first one which failed). This is the second time the Malicious Software Removal Tool would not update. The last time I had to get help from someone who took over my computer remotely, so I don't know the details of what he did. It will be interesting to see if the MSRT fails to update next time. Other updates work OK, so I don't know why this failure recurs.

    Reply

  160. E.Wolt
    October 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    U heeft mij enorm geholpen met methode 1

    Reply

  161. Paul
    November 5, 2018 @ 12:37 pm

    This DID work, Thanks for posting. /Paul

    Reply

  162. Jose Davis
    November 9, 2018 @ 8:10 am

    Method #1 worked like a charm!!
    So thankful!…I'm saving and sharing!
    Thanks so much…Great fix…Great step-by-step directions! I applaud you!

    Reply

  163. sangita bhardwaj
    December 3, 2018 @ 4:25 am

    so so thnkful,,,I used method 2,,and it worked,,,bless you,

    Reply

  164. DW
    December 17, 2018 @ 1:28 pm

    1 worked for me, and did the file check in step 2 just to make sure no other errors existed, all works fine now, thanks a million!

    Reply

  165. km
    January 12, 2019 @ 7:28 pm

    thx muchly. method 1 worked for me. certainly faster than WSUS Offline – which works when WUA is crapped but takes a looooooooong time, but you maybe might want to add it as "Method 4"

    absolutely fresh clean virgin W7 32bit install on a HDD wiped w DBAN. interestingly – i had to download FireFox in order to download IE11 bc W7 install disc IE 7-8-9 or whichever is native to that install OS disc wouldn't function well enough to download IE11 from M$.

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  166. Ron
    January 16, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

    Thanks a lot. Method 1 solved it for me.
    It happened even the WIN7 32 Enterprise was just installed.

    Reply

  167. bento909
    April 7, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    Thank you!

    Reply

  168. Heba
    April 22, 2019 @ 5:09 pm

    Thanks a lot. It solved the problem for me.

    Reply

  169. Alefth
    April 30, 2019 @ 7:58 pm

    A mi el método 1 me funciono se corrigió sin problemas y ya se esta actualizando
    Gracias por el aporte

    Reply

  170. LtM
    May 2, 2019 @ 11:08 pm

    Thank you. IE11 and the KB3102810 were sufficient to get around the 8007000E error on this old computer I am bringing up.

    Reply

  171. Steve Galipeau
    May 25, 2019 @ 8:25 pm

    Thanks ..only to do 2 steps & it worked……

    ……….Salutation ..all the way fm Quebec Canada……..

    Reply

  172. Akshay Kumar
    June 26, 2019 @ 7:39 am

    Thank you for a easy solution over windows update issue, after trying so many things this Method1 worked for me and i'm able to make updates.

    Reply

  173. Pratyush
    July 17, 2019 @ 6:13 pm

    thank you soo much method 1 really worked …thumps up!!

    Reply

  174. Tony
    July 23, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

    This worked very well. But I beg to ask: What happened to all the previous updates. Are they all gone or does the system still recognize them?

    Reply

    • Lakonst2013
      July 23, 2019 @ 3:51 pm

      Tony: The already installed updates are still installed but not listed in update history.

      Reply

  175. SJM84HU
    August 15, 2019 @ 8:47 am

    Great! :)

    (first method worked fine)

    Reply

  176. yazan
    September 29, 2019 @ 8:58 am

    Great! :)

    (first method worked fine)

    Reply

  177. Larry Cesanek
    October 8, 2019 @ 3:44 am

    Thank you very much. Worked like a charm once I used IE11 and the KB3102810 update. Now my neighbors bowling ally lane control software, which is extremely old, will work on a updated Win 7 32bit computer. Thanks again, much appreciated.

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  178. Karl Zimmer
    October 9, 2019 @ 11:00 pm

    Installed Windows 7 Pro 32-bit on a Dell Latitude D620, Windows is activated. NONE of the above methods worked. KB3102810 is not applicable for this system. I'm trying to get all the updates so I can try upgrading to Windows 10 Pro on this laptop.

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  179. Karl Zimmer
    October 11, 2019 @ 5:56 am

    UPDATE from 10/9/2019
    Checked other sites for a solution to my problem and they said pretty much the same thing. I decided to go ahead with the Windows 10 upgrade, installation went with out any errors. All devices are working properly, especially the audio and video. I am now getting Windows Updates for Windows 10, and they work on this Dell Latitude D620.

    Reply

  180. DSK
    October 13, 2019 @ 11:26 pm

    Worked like a charm, thank you!

    Reply

  181. Haim
    October 17, 2019 @ 9:11 am

    Works for me like magic!

    Reply

  182. Ron
    October 27, 2019 @ 10:29 am

    Thanks a lot. Worked for me great !!
    Method 1. Install the KB3102810 Update.

    Reply

  183. Herman Habib Huska
    October 31, 2019 @ 11:32 pm

    This is an awesome fix. Fortunately, I only had to complete steps one and two to get Windows Update to function.

    Reply

  184. paul
    November 21, 2019 @ 6:45 pm

    paul k kenya
    worked for me hope with update it will solve many other issues on my pc and errors i experience in my pc

    Reply

  185. Notrace
    November 25, 2019 @ 10:04 am

    Worked like a charm. Thanks!

    Reply

  186. John
    December 16, 2019 @ 3:05 am

    Thanks so much!! I gave up on windows years ago but am fixing up an old box for a family member. I found this page (after wasting loads of time on the MS website) and your instructions worked perfectly. Keep it up!

    Reply

  187. zdenek
    February 3, 2020 @ 8:52 pm

    After trying dozen of other things, this one did the job! This was on fresh Windows 7 32-bit installation after updating to SP1…

    Reply

  188. Jun Bernardo
    February 22, 2020 @ 8:21 am

    Thanks so much. My Windows7 computer is now updating.

    Reply

  189. liesbeth
    April 6, 2020 @ 2:06 pm

    wow thnx it worked, me so happy now

    Reply

  190. Hamid
    April 23, 2020 @ 12:43 pm

    wow,perfect, thank you so much

    Reply

  191. MO
    May 3, 2020 @ 12:37 am

    Thank you so much. Worked perfectly!

    Reply

  192. Candace
    June 6, 2020 @ 1:12 am

    I am restoring an old Windows 7 laptop as an emergency device. It hadn't been used in 5 years and I kept getting errors when attempting to run Windows Updates. This is the only article I found that resolved my issue. Thank you very much!

    Reply

  193. Prasad
    July 14, 2020 @ 8:56 pm

    Worked for me
    Win 7
    32 bits
    SP 1

    Reply

  194. ab
    December 7, 2020 @ 1:31 pm

    method 1 worked again.

    can't believe i'm still using win7

    but the older laptops can't really support anything newer

    Reply

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