windows updates not working

Posted on 2013-06-12
Last Modified: 2013-07-18
i have a windows 7 machine that is failing on practically all windows updates the error code that I am receiving is 800F0902
i checked msoft website and found and applied their system readiness tool however, nothing worked?!
any ideas on how to fix this?
Question by:LBC

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I'm not sure if you are in an Enterprise environment.

When i see this directly after a deployment of the machine, i would probably reimage the machine because that's a no brainer.

If that's not the case, try the steps in the following link......
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Did you check in Services that Windows Update service and Remote Call Procedure service are on?

Reset Windows Update


Reinstall Windows Update Agent (different links for different Win 7 systems (32bit and 64bit)) 

Run SFC /SCANNOW from a Command Prompt

Run a System Restore to a date before the problem started.

Run a Repair Install.  A Repair Install should not affect personal data or installed programs. but it never hurts to backup first.
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Upload checksur.log  here for analysis.


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Change back the settings of your windows update to "Install update automatically" then check the "recommended updates" and "who can install update", wait for a minute, then an automated update message will ask you to download the "windows update program", download and install it, so your windows update program is fix.
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Try stopping the windows update service then rename "C:\windows\softwaredistribution" folder to "C:\windows\softwaredistribution.old" , start windows update service, run updates.  A lot of times something gets corrupt.
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Make sure the Windows Update Service is stopped (services.msc) before you try to rename softwaredistribution folder, otherwise, Windows will not allow you to do this.  After that, before running updates, (re)start the service.

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thanks for the comprehensive answer in the end nothing worked for me I tried every fix but everything failed.
I have reverted back to formatting machine and reinstalling win 7 all working now

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