[SATLUG] Window's 7 Update

NATHAN OXHANDLER nathan at gvtc.com
Fri Dec 22 09:44:46 CST 2017


Finally got a 'Round Tu-it' and followed Don's recommendations.  Should I leave the SoftwareDistributionOld or can it be deleted?

Nathan

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Wright" <wmail at dslextreme.com>
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 1:02:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Window's 7 Update
> 
> Joe wrote:
> 
> >https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-7-update-solution/f39a65fa-9d10-42e7-9bc0-7f5096b36d0c
> >
> >Try manually installing the updates in the article.  Also, it may be
> >helpful to stop some services before installing:
> >
> >net stop bits
> >net stop wuauserv
> >net stop appidsvc
> >net stop cryptsvc
> 
> Right. I was running a bit late this morning and forgot to tell you about
> stopping the WindowsUpdate service before renaming the folder.
> - Run (Windows-R) services.msc and scroll to WindowsUpdate,
> - Stop it (right click or menu),
> - Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder as in previous message,
> - and finally Start WindowsUpdate service again.
> 
> An elevated command prompt and net stop wuauserv as above will also do the
> trick. Use net start wuauserv to restart the service.
> 
> Anyone complaining about insufficient Linux content can demonstrate doing
> this with an emacs macro.
> 
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