[Solved] Cannot Download, Install Windows 7 Updates

by Rohit Khurana on February 28, 2011


Microsoft Windows 7 is one of the most user friendly and popular OS till now. The popularity and wide use of this operating system also makes it a target for attackers and cyber criminals. The bad guys always keep looking for flaws and vulnerabilities to attack the Windows PCs. To deal with these bad guys and make the OS more stable and secure, Microsoft keeps working on Windows updates and almost weekly released Windows Updates to fix any potential problems, bugs, flaws and vulnerabilities detected by testing. Also some of the Windows update contains feature updates or stability issues. Recently Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has been released.

But what if your Windows PC is not being updated using these updates? It means that you might be running Windows PC with some bugs, problems and security vulnerabilities which might have been fixed in updates and not yet installed on your PC. It might have been hard to troubleshoot why your PC is not getting Windows Update, but not anymore. In this post we will share an official Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Tool which will help you troubleshoot the Windows 7 Update issues.

Windows Update

Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting tool is not a new tool, its been around for a long time, but the matter of fact is that it has improved a lot since the last time I tested it. The Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting tool tests Windows 7 for a variety of errors and helps you fix the problems. In this post however, we will focus on the Windows 7 Updates. Follow the below simple steps to fix Windows 7 update problems:

Step 1: Download and install Windows 7 Fix It tool from Microsoft Official page here.


Step 2: The tool may require to update itself before it scans the problem, so allow the tool to update.



Step 3: Launch the Microsoft Fix Center and scroll down to Windows Update as seen in the Fix it center snapshot below. Click Run button in front of Windows Update.


Step 4: When you run the Windows Update troubleshooting, it will show you a window like the one below which gives you an option to detect the problem and fix it for you. You should go with this option if you don’t know much about troubleshooting. If you have basic knowledge of Windows troubleshooting you may also use the second option in which it will detect the problem and will ask you which fixes to apply. We tested with the second option.


Step 5: Just sit back and relax while this automated tool will find and fix the problem for you. It will show you steps and directions you need to take to fix Windows Update.



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