W7 update not working in BootCamp (SnowLeopard)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Danneman101, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Danneman101 macrumors 6502

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    I've installed W7 Pro on an iMac (2011, 21.5, budget model, SnowLeopard) using BootCamp.

    Running ok so far, but my windows updates keep failing.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. wpotere Guest

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    Need a lot more info than that. What update is failing and what is the error message?
     
  3. Danneman101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I just installed it, and out of about 60 updates almost everyone failed, and I tried it a copule of times with the same result.

    I'm now trying to install them one at a time, and so far (5 down, 55 to go) it seems to be working.

    Will report back with the result in a bit.
     
  4. wpotere Guest

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  5. Danneman101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You could be right, but before I could verify that theory I used this method which seemed to work:

    1. Stop Windows Update.
    2. Remove the SoftwareDistribution folder, found in: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
    3. Restart Windows Update.

    Thanks for the input though :) I'm crossing my fingers that it will keep working for the next batch of updates.
     

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