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Failed Updates... what to do

In a recently formatted laptop, after using "Windows Update", the attached image shows there is one canceled and eight failed updates.

Question: How  can I redo these nine updates? Unless, windows operating system doesn't need them.

Thank you.
Mike Eghtebas
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:

You can click windows update and scan for updates.
If the results are the same, scan again and install updates one by one until you find the one thats giving you trouble.

If none are working not the KB numbers for each update and download them using google:
Download KBxxxxxxxxx
Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I have used windows update couple of times in an attempt to correct the failed or canceled update but it hasn't worked (after restart, they still show as failed/canceled).

Also, SQL Server 2008 requires installation of "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1"; I do not see this in the list of the updates, what if I download and update it?

Would this override and update and make the situation worst or it will be okay?


Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi mike. It will do ok.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
The canceled update says:

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2487367)

Installation date: ¿10/¿21/¿2013 9:16 AM

Installation status: Canceled

Error details: Code 8024000B

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system that is running the Microsoft .NET Framework and gain access to information. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information: 

Help and Support: 

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So, even if I download from Google, it seems, it will not get updated because whatever preventing it to fail will be still there to cancel it (I suppose).

Any thoughts on this?
Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
No chances are big it will update because your account has more rights. Just try it.
eghtebas --
I understand you have tried to install the failed updates one at a time without success.
Try this solution

If no help
Reset the WU Components.

If still no help Post the WindowsUpdate.log here after you have tried an Update and failed.
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