Solving update issues with Windows® 7
What are the reasons for Windows 7 failing to update itself?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system developed by Microsoft. It has a lot of new features compared to the previous version, Windows Vista. Windows 7 is very simple and easy to use. Windows 7 is licensed to Microsoft. The basic system requirements for Windows 7 to run are 1GB RAM 32-bit or 2GB RAM 64-bit, 1GHz or faster 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x64 processor , 16GB available hard disk space 32-bit or 20GB 64-bit, DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver. Additional requirements are also there for extra features like television and graphics support. Windows should be updated periodically to get new features from Microsoft. There might be problems while you are trying to update Windows.
Common issues that might be occur while installing Windows 7 updates and how can you fix them:
- Causes of update failure
- Error codes related to updates
- System Update Readiness Tool
Causes of update failure
Windows 7 will update automatically while you are browsing the Internet. You can set updates to download manually. All the downloaded updates will install at shut down. The updates may fail to install due to several reasons like improper shut down, hardware failure, compatibility, insufficient disk space, low speed Internet connection, broken installation file and virus infection.
Error codes related to updates
You might get some error codes while trying to install Windows 7 updates. If you are getting an error message note it down and it will be easier to troubleshoot using that particular code. Description and steps are needed to troubleshoot and will be available for that certain error code in Microsoft website. If you are not aware of troubleshooting steps you can approach Microsoft for troubleshooting. If Windows is genuine and it is registered with Microsoft, they will help you to troubleshoot.
Microsoft has released a new tool named System Update Readiness Tool. This tool can be downloaded directly from the Internet and it is very easy to use. There are separate version of tools available for 64 and 32 bit versions of Windows 7. It will fix all the issues related to Windows 7 updates. This tool is designed to fix all the inconsistency in registry keys, Windows servicing store and system files. The size of the tool is about 32MB for the 64 bit version and 9MB for 32 bit version.
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