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Issues with Windows Update Agent

Microsoft has released an Important update to the Windows Update function (Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256) because users have been experiencing update issues. Some users experience failed installation with error code 80070057 or 8007041B. Microsoft has provided a "Fix it" tool that can be directly downloaded here for those cases that won't automatically apply the update and the Knowledge Base article located here. Have you been experiencing this issue? Please let us know!



Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu


523 Posts
ISC Handler
Jun 25th 2012
On my Windows 7 system, "View update history" shows that it was installed automatically on 6/24. However, the most recent "Updates were installed" date is listed as 6/12. It appears that updates to Windows Update do not count as updates.

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