Windows Updates failed

Hope someone can help me in plain simple jargon.  My updates are now always failing, I have not altered anything.  I am on Windows 7 (do not like 10). XP 64bit thanks

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Last updated September 28, 2019 Views 13,815 Applies to:
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August 12, 2016

This solution only applies to Updating not a case of an install….

  1. Change Windows Update setting to Never check for updates.  This is the setting you will keep.
  2. You are going to download KB3020369 first.  It may tell you it is already installed.  If it does, proceed to KB3172605
  3. For 64 bit Windows Download and install KB302369 https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/0/5D0821EB-A92D-4CA2-9020-EC41D56B074F/Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu
  4. For 32 bit Windows Download and install KB3020369 https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/8/C0823F43-BFE9-4147-9B0A-35769CBBE6B0/Windows6.1-KB3020369-x86.msu
  5. For 64 bit Windows, Download and install KB3172605  https://download.microsoft.com/download/5/6/0/560504D4-F91A-4DEB-867F-C713F7821374/Windows6.1-KB3172605-x64.msu
  6. For 32 bit Windows Download and install  KB3172605 https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/D/5/CD5DE7B2-E857-4BD4-AA9C-6B30C3E1735A/Windows6.1-KB3172605-x86.msu
  7. Restart
  8. Wait 5 to 10 minutes
  9. Start Windows Update

This will dramatically reduce the time it takes to both search for and download updates.

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Please go to this thread:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-7-update-solution/f39a65fa-9d10-42e7-9bc0-7f5096b36d0c

Please follow the instructions there precisely.  If you still have a problem, I will offer you other suggestions.

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