Java 7 Update 71 Released – MSI and Offline Installer

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  1. That worked. Thanks. Now I have run windows update. It took a very long time to build its list of 17 important updates. I'm guessing there were a lot of updates to sift through from the last 3 years. Everything seems to be good now.

    I found your website by searching on GOOGLE. I searched something like "windows update stuck"

    You instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much!

  2. Thanks. Managed to reach the elevated command prompt. It worked that way.
    Searched by Google for "windows 7 install updates stuck". http://www.techygeekshome.co.uk was the third hit.

  3. Hello I'm using Windows 7 and I've had this problem, I've followed the instructions however when I go to rename the file it says my access is denied. I've triple checked the name and the file location everything is right and I'm running as administer… So help please!

  4. All is quiet on the electronic front…
    …now again… thanks to your wizardry.

    The increased traffic I'd attribute to the originally faulty 7th of 11 last night.
    To answer your question, I used my best friend with "windows 7 install updates stuck". The third hit was you…

    Thanks again. You are bookmarked… 🙂

  5. You must run the command prompt as admin (elevated command prompt, not just a local administrator – there is a massive difference) or this will not work. If you cannot do this, you could try manually deleting the C:windowssoftwaredistribution folder using windows explorer after stopping the Windows Update service. Do this at your own risk though.

  6. Hello,
    Under win7, I'm unable to start the command prompt with a right click. So, I switched to the admin account and run the stop command. The following response was generated:
    "System error 5 has occurred.
    Access is denied."
    How am I to proceed?
    Thanks for helping!

  7. Hello, I found your website through google. I searched "stuck on windows update". The site was near the top of the list.
    I followed the advice and was easy to follow thankfully.
    Worked out great!
    Thank you.

  8. Hello to all our new visitors, we have had a huge amount of visitors recently on this particular page so we would like to hear back from you about how you found out website. If you used a search engine, we would like to know what search term you used and where we were in the search results. Thanks in advance to those that reply.

  9. Follow the above guide and this should help you out.

  10. Can you try this command after you have stopped the service:

    ren c:windowssoftwaredistribution sd.old

  11. Try typing it in all lowercase. I had the same issue at first try but when retyped in all lowercase letters it took the command.

  12. I am using Windows 7. My pc stalled on installing update 7 of 19.

    When I enter net stop wuauserv it says "Windows Update service was stopped successfully"

    I then typed: ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution sd.old

    and get the" Access is denied" comment

    I have right clicked on the command prompt. The dos box header says 'Administrator command prompt'.

  13. I tried updating my Asus windows 8 laptop but it got stuck at installing update 4 of 18. I can't seem to turn it on! What shoukd I do ???

  14. This usually means one of two things. A) Do you have full local administrator rights on your computer? B) have you elevated the command prompt for sure – not just run it using a local administrator account but actually right clicked on the command prompt and selected Run as Administrator? If you have, then I'm not sure what else it can be as this has worked on 1000's of other machines.

  15. I am using Windows 7

    When I enter net stop wususerv it says "Windows Update service was stopped successfully"

    I then typed: ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution sd.old

    and get the" Access is denied" comment

  16. Great, glad our guide helped you in fixing your issue.

  17. Yes it should work for Windows 8.

  18. What OS are you using? have you stopped the service before trying to rename the softwaredistribution folder? if you have, make sure that it has not re-started.

  19. Thanks for letting us know its worked for you, makes it worth while the amount of work we put in to putting all out guides together to know that we are helping people out there!

  20. Thanks guys – Worked perfectly with all Windows updates now installed, all is good.

  21. Does this solution work on laptops using Windows 8?

  22. I too am currently stuck on "update 8 of 21". Thanks for letting me know I am not alone. And thanks TechyGeeksHome for the info – hope it works.

  23. Have you run the command prompt as admin?

  24. I have typed the following ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution sd.old then get Access is denied

  25. Alright! Thanks @TechyGeeksHome. That fixed my problem! I hope it fixed @Panda's problem as well. Whew!

    No more dreaded locked screen.

  26. So far everything is going smoothly. I have had two small batches of windows updates since my original post and my pc has rebooted correctly both times without any issue or getting "stuck".

  27. Glad to hear that our guide has helped you out.

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