Windows Updates fails on Windows 7
Posted on 2012-09-14
I have a client with a brand new Dell XPS PC running Win 7 x64. After setting the unit up, transferring data from the old PC, we ran Windows update. It had the usual 95+ updates to do and I let it run. When it completed it had failed to install 29 updates. I rebooted, got back to the desktop and ran Win Updates again. It only had the failed updates and they failed again. I went back into Windows Updates, selected the 29 failed updates, deleted them, and then installed them 3 at time. That worked. Now, near as I can tell, Microsoft doesn't expect users to install updates 3 at a time and while the solution is workable, the client should not have to do that every time updates are available. What did I miss?