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windows 7 update error 80070026
« on: March 23, 2013, 06:32:38 PM »
Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit - won't update - windows update says it has never updated although it says it has SP1 installed - error code 80070026

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 09:04:07 PM »
Have you ran my windows repair tool yet?

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 05:13:34 AM »
I have run the Windows All In One - great program , did not fix the issue.

My latest "fix" (which didn't work) was running the Windows Readiness Tool , then I had a downloaded copy of SP1 on disc , ran the setup , same error.

The message that accompanies the error is "Windows cannot search for updates"

I have run several malware detection , nothing found.

I have disabled antivirus , firewalls prior to update attempts, does not work.

I do not want to format this machine and start fresh.

Thanks for all thoughts and help.

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 06:26:51 AM »
Can you post the content of this file?
c:\windows\windowsupdate.log

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 12:37:34 PM »
here is the contents of the log :
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 03:10:44 PM by Shane »

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 01:20:03 PM »
sorry - will attach log now -

Here are some steps I have gone through today

ran FixWU V1.0 from the windows club
ran RKill from bleepingcomputer
ran windows update standalone installer
ran windows update troubleshooter from a clean boot
uninstalled most recent updates
tried to uninstall SP1
ran Microsoft FixIt
renamed windows file SoftwareDistribution , made sure not hidden or read only

still does not work

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 03:12:10 PM »
Then a repair install would be the way to go. This way you can keep all your programs and files.

You will need a Windows 7 cd with SP1 already on it, you can get it here
https://sites.google.com/site/linuxlablibrary/windows-iso

Then give this a go :-)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 08:01:30 PM »
Done and done (fixed) - I thank you so much for being so generous with your time. That was the obvious solution. It's funny because it is the solution I chose for a laptop with similar updating issues at work last month. Again , I thank you for showing me the correct path.

Vincent

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Re: windows 7 update error 80070026
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »
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