Windows update failing to install

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3177467)

Installation date: ‎10/‎13/‎2016 10:21 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80242016

Update type: Important

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3177467

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I was able to successfully update by manually updating (it failed three times trying an automatic update) without other programs running (it updated fine with background processes running).

Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update

Then check for updates and once it has detected and downloaded the update, install it. It will prompt you for a restart after installation is complete.

Edit: This worked for my desktop, but does not seem to work for my laptop, still getting a failure in the update history on that one.

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Let's hope Microsoft figures out what is wrong with this update soon !

I'm getting tired of my laptop trying to install this update  several times a day !

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I came across this error and tried to manually update it, but it doesn't work on my desktop. It started Oct 12 and has failed at least once a day since then. I'm not sure what to do, at this point.

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I think I can help you out with that. Follow this steps:

1. Reboot computer.

2. Once your desktop is available, launch "Services". You can get there by clicking on the start menu and searching for "Services". It looks like a cogwheel.

3. Stop the windows update service (it should be at the end of the list).

4. Launch the installation of the KB patch.

Done.

If you have any problem, please let me know :)

PS: I have had to use that "trick" for many manual patch installs.

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I tried all these steps and it is still prompting me to update. I have over 10 failed attempts, any other suggestions?

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Yep. I'm having the same problem too. The funny thing is that the update is correctly installed (just checked it out on "Programs and Features/View installed updates".

I tried to fix the windows update with this tool and now it's even worse... it gets stuck at "Searching for updates. After running the tool it gave me this Windows Update error: 0x800F081F

I'll keep you posted if I find anything else.

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I have been having the same issue, I tried several things, but now it appears to be fixed/resolved on my system.

What I did that appears to have fixed it:

  1. I selected update KB3177467, right clicked and selected "Hide Update".
  2. I re-checked for updates and installed the 'optional' updates that were found.
  3. After rebooting, I checked for updates a third time and KB3177467 was no longer in the list of available updates, nor was it in the list of hidden updates. 

List of optional updates that were found and installed on my system:

  • October, 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3192403)
  • Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3102429)
  • Reliability Rollup for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6 and 4.6.1 on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB3179930)
  • Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3080079)
  • Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 1.231.39.0)

It appears that one of these 'optional' update must have corrected the issue.  Otherwise, no idea what resolved it but at least this issue appears to be fixed now on my system.

I hope this helps someone.

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Thank you! I followed these steps and it is now working properly.

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I tried this and it didn't work unfortunately.

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I tried this and it works. Thank goodness.

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