Windows update failed

Windows update failed. I ran their fixit program and it failed also
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Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
start with the normal repair, from an elevated command prompt (run as administrator)
sc stop wuauserv
ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution c:\windows\softwaredistribution.old
sc start wuauserv

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retry windows updates
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
You can also try resetting the Windows Update components which is outlined in this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
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nobusCommented:
i uninstall the latest 2 updates - then retry
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jcimarronCommented:
pcorathers --
"Windows update failed"
We may need more information.  What failed, how and when?
But you have two problems.  One is when WinUpdate failed and another when you ran the Windows Update Diagnostic tool.
The latter is often caused by corrupt operating system (Windows) files.  
If you know when the problem started, try a System Restore.
If no help or you cannot remember the last time you ran the Diagnostic Tool or a Windows Update successfully, run SFC /SCANNOW from an administrative Command Prompt.

And if still no help run a Repair Install.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
This should not affect your personal data or installed programs but a backup first is always a good idea.
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Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks you all!

Sorry I have been overwhelmed with work.  I have not had a chance to review the solutions. I have tried Resetting the components, the Windows Update Diagnostic tool,  system restore and the SFC/Scannow, without any success. I also ran ccleaner, spybot, malabytes and Windows defender scans.

 I will work on this over the weekend, and let you know the results
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jcimarronCommented:
pcorathers--
Windows Defender is not very effective with Win 7.  It functions only as antispyware, not antivirus.  
http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2013/11/14/windows-defender-and-microsoft-security-essentials-which-one-do-i-need/
Use MS Security Essentials instead.
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Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks

I do use the MS Security Essentials, Those are some of the updates that failed. That is why I ran a scan.  

So, if I use spybot and malabytes, I can say adios to Windows Defender. I does hog a lot of memory. :)
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jcimarronCommented:
pcorathers----
You can probably get rid of Spybot, also.  
Too many antimalware/virus scanning apps can conflict with one another.
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nobusCommented:
i use panda cloud AV  very light  for the system : www.cloudantivirus.com/
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Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAuthor Commented:
It seems to be working ok now. I am not sure why.  All were good suggestions.
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