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Windows Updates not working in fresh installation of Dell Windows 7 SP1

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Just installed Win7 w/ SP1 and will not do any updates. Perhaps I need to update the Windows Updater? Any help would be appreciated...
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by:FOX
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Try the windows 7 rollup update

ref link:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574
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Go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104, download and install this update.
Then go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 and install this next update,

Now restart the computer and update
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by:FOX
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You will need to install this before the rollup update
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46817
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You also need an updated installer (just recently released by Microsoft and courtesy here to Rindi) which is in the link above
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Don't use the rollup. It doesn't work properly, and even on those rare cases when it works, you still use as much time as when you just run Windows Updates without any patches. The method Thinkpads has mentioned on the other hand works very well and saves a lot of time.
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by:Erichiwaann
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Thank you for everyone's help - it took a bit but finally started to download... Downloaded/installed (in order) the following Windows 7 patches to get Windows Update Working:

WindowsUpdateAgent-7.6-x64
reboot
Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu
reboot
Windows6.1-KB3102810-x64.msu
reboot
Began installing Windows Updates:  228 Updates
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by:nobus
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maybe i'm too late, but this is what i do :
First always make sure you have at SP1 installed. That is required
if needed, install also IE11
Install the newer version of the Windows Update Agent:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104
Then Install the following patch: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810
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Erichiwaann,

Since you got it running, you should close the Question.
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by:Erichiwaann
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Thank you for everyone's help! I GREATLY appreciate the expertise you provided - Again it took a bit but finally started to download... Downloaded/installed (in order) the following Windows 7 patches to get Windows Update Working:

WindowsUpdateAgent-7.6-x64
reboot
Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu
reboot
Windows6.1-KB3102810-x64.msu
reboot
Began installing Windows Updates:  228 Updates
reboot
13 Updates
reboot
3 Updates
Ahhhhhhhhh.....
Erichiwaann
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Thanks for the update and I was happy to help
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by:Jesse Mora
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Hey There,


What works for us in our network (this is a small setup of computers), we start first with wsus offline, then we let windows update do his thing.

Once our workstations are on our domain they receive the updates directly from wsus. Using wsus offline helps big time the amount of time spent installing those dreaded updates.

I hope this works
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