Resolving Windows® 7 not Updating Issue
Is Windows 7 installed on your system cannot be updated? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest and the best operating system from Microsoft. This OS has become extremely popular in a very short time because of its large numbers of features and advanced options. Windows 7 comes with features like Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search etc. Many system tools and utilities have also been incorporated with the OS. All Windows operating systems can be updated and this includes Windows 7. Windows 7 has an automatic update feature that would automatically update the OS without any problems. Users can also download and install the updates for the OS manually by downloading the update files and then installing them. Updating Windows 7 installed on your system is important as updates would have some security patches and bug fixers that would get rid of any security vulnerabilities in the OS and bugs too. However, there are some issues that might come up when updating Windows 7 installed on your system. These include update freeze, update process termination, error messages notifying that the update cannot be installed, system restarting before update gets completed and so on. Such update related problems might be because of many reasons such as issues with the registry of the system, problems with some of the system files of the OS, malware infections within the system, problems with the network connections preventing update download etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve update issues with Windows 7:
- Remove malware infections
- Clean system registry
- Verify system file integrity
Remove malware infections
Issues when updating Windows 7 installed on your system might be because of the presence of malware. Malware tend to lock up important system files so that they cannot be changed during the update process. Removing the malware infections with an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus would resolve this problem and help users complete the update without any issues.
Clean system registry
Registry of Windows 7 contains important information regarding the working of the system. Registry entries are created automatically and they tend to increase to great numbers as the system is used. If the registry of the system has some issues or the entries are clashing with the new entries being created during the course of the update process, then update process would fail. Cleaning the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software would remove unnecessary clutters and resolve the problems.
Windows 7 OS has many system files. When Windows 7 is being updated, the system files of the OS are changed or modified. If even one of these files are damaged or having some problems, then the update process would fail. All Windows 7 users having problems with updating the OS are advised to check the integrity of the system files using sfc/ scannow command in the CMD and repair the OS if any files are found to be damaged to solve the update issue.
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