Unable to Install Updates in Windows® 7
Having problems while installing updates for Windows 7? Find out how to solve the issue.
Like all previous versions of Windows based operating systems, even Windows 7 can be updated. Updating Windows 7 operating system installed on your system is very important as the update files will contain security patches that remove the vulnerabilities within the operating system. Updating Windows 7 also will improve the performance of the operating system and reduce the errors. Windows 7 can be updated using the Automatic Update feature which will automatically download updates in the background when you are performing other tasks. You can install these updates later as per your wish. Updates for Windows 7 can also be installed by downloading the update files from official website of Microsoft and then installing them on the system. Updating Windows 7 is easy but there are some issues that may come up while updating Windows 7. Problems while updating Windows 7 mean symptoms, such as error messages, update process freezing, system restarting before completing the update process, etc. Such problems are caused by reasons, such as malware infections, registry issues, problems with the system files associated with the update, installation of wrong types of updates, etc.
Following are some of the tips to fix issues that may come up while installing updates for Windows 7 operating system:
- Remove infections
- Registry cleaning
- Repair or restore operating system
Malware infections can cause issues while updating Windows 7 operating system installed on your computer. Malware cause update problems by infecting and modifying the system files and the update files that are being installed. Such problems can be usually resolved by removing the malware from the system using an antivirus program or a malware removal tool. You can use Norton Antivirus or Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.
Registry of Windows 7 contains important information regarding the working of the system. When updates are being installed on Windows 7, important registry entries are changed and if the registry of the system has some inherent problems at the time of installation of updates, then the updates cannot be installed. So, you are advised to clean the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software, such as RegCure, and then install the updates.
Repair operating system
If some of the important system files on Windows 7 are damaged, then you will not be able to install updates on the system. When the operating system is updated, some of the system files are changed and these changes cannot take place with damaged system files. So, you are suggested to repair the operating system and then carry out the update installation.
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