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Windows updates will not update.

By edsanit
Nov 21, 2007
  1. I have an Acer Aspire 5670 that I did a clean install on and after installing all the drivers, i tried doing updates and it will not install them. I used a legit key and i get past microsft verification process. It downloads all updates but when its time to install them, all of them fail. Any ideas?

    Here are the system specs:
    * Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)
    * 15.4" WXGA CrystalBrite LCD with 16ms refresh rate.
    * ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 128MB
    * 100GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
    * Slot-Load DVD super multi drive
    * 1GB DDR2 dual channel memory
    * 802.11 a/b/g wireless with singalup high efficiency antenna
    * Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    * ExpressCard slot

    In depth review of laptop:
    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2780

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Did the verification of Windows fail perhaps?
     
  3. edsanit

    edsanit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no, validation tool installed fine and verified pc, it wouldn't let me download if it failed.
     
  4. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    Check the Date is correct.

    Have you done a System Restore at any stage? That can mislead Windows update into thinking some updates are not installed when they are.
     
  5. edsanit

    edsanit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry I didn't respond earlier, i was on holiday. I checked time and everything seems to check out. My next step is i'm going to manually install IE7 and try it again. Hopefully that works out. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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