A Windows Update Fix (?) For Windows 7 Users

By | September 6, 2016
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A Windows Update Fix (?) For Windows 7 Users

Windows Update always been a pain for Windows 7 users. It’s been a exercise in futility trying to fix it – we have published several possible fixes for the problem, including this one. But nothing seems to work all the time for all users. We think it’s a bug in Windows 7 that Microsoft never successfully fixed.

Good old Microsoft has issued another “fix” for those of you using Windows 7 and who are having problems with Windows Update.  This update was released in March 2016, but we just became aware of it. It’s not going to be released as a Windows Update for Windows 7, so you have to download and install it.

About this update

This update contains some improvements to Windows Update Client in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1…

So, if you’re having problems with Windows Update and your using Windows 7, you should give this “fix” a try – it may work. Who knows? You’ll know once you try it. And hey, if it works for you, please leave a comment here. And it if doesn’t work, leave a comment here too.

You can download this Windows 7 Update Fix from this Microsoft page. Please note, you’ll need to know if  you’re using X86 (32 bit) Windows or X64 (64 bit) Windows. If you’re not sure, press Windows Key + R, type MSINFO32 in the Run box and press Enter – they system type will be listed right next to “System type” on the page that open when you open MSINFO32.

Note to Windows 10 users: Don’t be tempted. There a reference to Windows 10 on that page, but it’s not what you think.  It’s for Windows Server and it requires a bunch of advanced commands which will boggle your mind. Leave it 🙂





3 thoughts on “A Windows Update Fix (?) For Windows 7 Users

  1. Lisa

    I searched my installed updates and it was already there. Thanks for the heads up though!

  2. roseanne russo

    tried to download and this is what came up:
    502 – Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.
    There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.


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