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Alert: Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users

 

Some Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users are reporting they can't check for updates using Windows Update and Microsoft Update. No word yet on a Microsoft fix.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-update-is-broken-for-some-windows-7-users/

http://borncity.com/win/2017/12/04/windows7-error-0x80248015-in-update-search-dec-4-2017/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-7-update-giving-a-80248015-error-heres-why-a...

 

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My opinion: I feel that rather than messing around in the Windows Registry and attempting various tweaks, it may be best to be patient and wait for a Microsoft fix.

Regards,

Bugbatter






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Re: Alert: Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users

This is my standard answer for this problem:

 

Try this:

Update servicing stack: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46817

Then apply this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53332

Then retry windows update


Rich


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JDGillis
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Re: Alert: Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users

Rumor has it that if you set your computer's date temporarily to one prior to December 3, 2017, the Windows updates will succeed.   I cannot verify that myself, but apparently that is a workaround that others say does work until Microsoft updates the expiration date on their end.

 

Cheers,

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Re: Alert: Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users

It appears that Microsoft has fixed the issue.


To be specific, apparently they fixed the expiration date in the http://ds.download.windowsupdate.com/v11/2/microsoftupdate/redir/v6-muauth.cab file

 






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