Windows 7 Update Search stops with 0x80248015

Since December 4, 2017, Windows Update search stalls with error  0x80248015 - and also update history can't be displayed.
 

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I've documented it within the blog post  Windows 7: Error 0x80248015 in Update Search (Dec. 4, 2017)

A simple workaround so far (until MS fixes the epire date) is to uncheck the option to update other Microsoft products - as mentioned within the blog post. But note - after unchecking the option, this option will be temporarily removed.

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Perhaps a forum moderator can pin this thread - and should forward it to product group

Blogs: http://www.borncity.com/blog /(Ger) - and - http://borncity.com/win/ (EN)

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authcab.cab is expired. This effects all microsoft OSes still getting update up to windows 7 (including xp embedded)

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I'm aware of this - let's hope, MS releases a hot fix - and I hope the mods forward this thread to product group.

 

Addendum: Microsoft has released a fix. If this isn't installed automatically, see my blog post for further assistence.

Windows 7: Fix broken Update (Error 0x80248015) 12/4/17

Blogs: http://www.borncity.com/blog /(Ger) - and - http://borncity.com/win/ (EN)

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Seems to be now fixed...

May 4, 2018: I won't participate anymore in MC. Enough is enough.

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No it isn't.. I just switched on a laptop which had this issue last evening. Tried Windows Update, & lo -& behold, the problem is still there...

I haven't tried any of the work-arounds. MS must provide a fix via the automatic process as most users will not be following the various threads.

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Well....

For me and lots of other users the issue is indeed fixed.

No problems whatsoever anymore in searching for updates...

Suggestion to start your own thread if your problems continue...

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OK..

An update..

I looked on update history - just a blank page.

Then ran MSE update which worked & downloaded this mornings "virus & spyware definitions" update.

Went back to Windows update, and that now worked.

I have done this on two of my three affected machines.

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had the same problem on my win 7 , found an easy solution that helped me,

press

start
control panel
date and time

on that new window press
change date and time

Set your computer to a date before March 1, 2017, for example.February 1, 2017
press ok
press ok

so that the computer will be set back to that date

restart windows update, it
should likely find a new update,

after install and restart windows, set date back to now,
it should help

helped me

It should be after something i have read elsewhere that the last update has set to a wrong date to when windovs 7 cease to be updated,
It hat by a mistake by Microsoft been set to a date in March 2017 and not updatet

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3239729/microsoft-windows/windows-update-for-win7-broken-throwing-error-80248015.html
 

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