Does you Microsoft® Windows® 7 Fail to Install Updates
Having problems installing updates on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve them here
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. This OS has become very popular with all kinds of users as it is light on system resources and very simple to use. Windows 7 also comes with many default utilities such as disk cleaning utility, disk defragmenter etc that would help maintain the Operating System in good working state. Microsoft also provides updates for Windows 7. The Windows 7 installed on your computer must be always updated as updates come with critical security vulnerability fixes and removes all bugs within the OS. Updating Windows 7 OS would make the OS more efficient and also stable. Windows 7 OS can be updated using the automatic update tool or by downloading the updates from genuine Microsoft website and then installing them on the system. Some Windows 7 users might face problems when updating the OS. These include update installation freeze, error messages coming up when installing updates, system restarting before updates can be installed etc. Such problems are usually because of reasons such as problems with some of the system file, registry errors, malware infections etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix Windows 7 update failure issue:
- Check system files
- Clean system registry
- Remove infections
Check system files
When Windows 7 installed on your computer has been updated, with some of the system files on the OS, which are modified or changed. If these system files are damaged in someway, then the update installation would run into errors or problems. All Windows 7 users having problems updating the OS are advised to check the system files on the OS using the sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt. If some system files are found damaged, repairing the OS using the default OS repair tool would fix the issues.
Clean system registry
Windows 7 has a database of information known as the system registry. Registry entries are made on Windows 7 automatically and over time, they might increase to great numbers and develop errors. Errors within the registry would prevent new entries from being created when OS is updated and result in failure of update installation. Such problems can be fixed by clearing out the errors in the registry using a registry cleaning software such as RegCure.
Another reason as to why update installation is failing on your Windows 7 system is malware infections within the system. Malwares lock system files so that users would not be able to update the OS and remove security vulnerabilities. Such problems can be resolved by removing the malwares from the system using a good malware removal tool such Malwarebytes Antimalware.
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