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Windows 7 update fails with code 80070308

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Window 7 x64  sp 1.

Windows Update files load to windows/software distribution / download, but installation fails.

But unable to install: 

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2647516)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2654428)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2660465)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2640148)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2633873)

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2645640)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2660075)

 

SP1 and many updates installed OK  with only occasional failures, until the above batch.

 

Was able to install: Update for Office File Validation 2010 (KB2553065), 32-bit Edition

Installation date: ‎22/‎02/‎2012 9:44 p.m. Installation status: Successful

 

 

Have attempted to resolve with " FIXIT"  , removed virus and malware security or clean boot.

 

 

 

 

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Basith M replied on

Hi,

Are there any restarts pending after installing updates?

 

I would suggest you to try the following Methods and check if it helps.

Method 1:

 Run the Windows update troubleshooter and check if it helps.

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Windows-Update-troubleshooter

 

Method 2:

Perform a cleanup of .Net Framework and check if that helps.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976982

 

Method 3:

Try the steps provided in the following Microsoft article and check if it helps.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Troubleshoot-problems-with-installing-updates

 

For further reference, check the following Microsoft article.

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1):

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/learn-how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1

 

Hope the information is helpful.

Basith M
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Huntscrosser replied on

Windows Update error 80070308 solution

First, use FixIt for Windowthwes update and try delete or rename %windir%/SoftwareDistribution

If rename SoftwareDistribution not solve the problem, try this:

1. Open Regedit
2. Go to HKLM\Components
3. Delete or rename REG_DWORD "pendingrequired=1"
4. Profit!

Hi kissko. I was referred to the above posting by another member of Microsoft community back in March when I was struggling with windows update. Your method worked like magic. However, I now have another problem with updates. I keep getting error code 80073712 coming up ie windows 7 update failed. Plus I'm getting a repeated message in sys tray stating there are updates available and at the same time when I hover over shutdown button, there's a note about shutting down and installing updates. When I check update history, certain updates come up as failed so I download these manually from Microsoft website. So I've tried your method with regedit etc. But when I go into HKLM\Components, there is  no sign of REG_DWORD "pendingrequired=1". I'd be more than grateful if you can crack this one for me.

Regards

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