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    Hi,

    I've just built a new PC with Windows 7 64 bit (Professional) ... no applications, anti-virus or anything else as yet. The specifications (which might be important) are as follows:

    * Intel i7 2600K (o/c to 4.6Gb)
    * Asus P8Z68-V motherboard
    * 8GB corsair Vengeance DDR3
    * 60GB corsair SSD SATA 3 boot drive
    * 0GB SATA II DATA

    It's a recent board with SATA 3 & USB 3 (Z68 chipset) and the board/CPU/memory was bought new from Scan computers as a pre-tested overclock bundle and I am using the onboard graphics at present.

    So ... I installed Windows AOK using a USB drive (I hadn't realised my old ATA DVD drive wouldn't be supported) and subsequently all the drivers for the board with no issue. Windows 7 is an early copy (bought when MS were offering it cheap pre-launch, it has been used before but not for about 2 months. It is activated) I then started updating ... there was a point at which

    I wasn't able to install SP1 straight away (my normal MO is install latest SP then patch up to date) as the OS didn't meet the required specifications ... it appears MS now require some/all patched to be installed before the system qualifies for SP.

    The error I get can be seen in the attachment (specifically 800B0100 & 8007065E).

    I've searched the internet and these are some of the things I have tried:

    * System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (only installs the same one patch [KB947821] over and over at a time and takes forever).
    * Disabled the Windows firewall (no other apps on system).
    * Registered (from command prompt run as admin):
    -- regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
    -- regsvr32 Wintrust.dll /s
    -- regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
    -- regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s

    I would like to get the OS patched up to date before I start installing everything else so any help would be appreciated

    Keke
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    Last edited by Kyuuketsuki; 24th July 2011, 11:04.
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    SOLVED: Windows 7 Update Problems

    OK,

    I've solved my issue by the simple method of a rebuild.

    I think my basic problem derived from the fact that my initial update failed (or appeared to) due to the default power saving configuration forcing me to restart the system ... I don't think it liked that! This time round I disabled any power issues (i.e. setting all system power downs to "Never") so avoiding any chance of a power related issue. I'm sure there was probably an easier way to do it but ...

    Now all I need to figure is how to redirect the default profile folders to my D: drive which should (in effect) leave my SSD purely to the OS (well that's my plan).

    Keke
    Last edited by Kyuuketsuki; 24th July 2011, 19:29.
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    • #3
      Re: Windows 7 Update Problems

      Nice one. These power settings can be a real pain. The only issues I've had with Windows updates were due to this. I routinely turn most power saving settings off as it is the only way I can guarantee that systems will be updated (I install updates overnight once a week after a scheduled AV scan). The only setting I leave alone is the one that controls the monitor.
      A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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      • #4
        Re: Windows 7 Update Problems

        Originally posted by Kyuuketsuki
        Now all I need to figure is how to redirect the default profile folders to my D: drive
        Do you mean the Users folder or the Program Files folders? I am thinking the former but just want to be sure.
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        • #5
          Re: Windows 7 Update Problems

          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
          Do you mean the Users folder or the Program Files folders? I am thinking the former but just want to be sure.
          Hi,

          I was thinking both in order to make the SSD pretty much OS only.

          I found a number of articles on the web that told me (essentially) that it wasn't a supported configuration and (of course) how to do it. I did and everything went to pieces, couldn't even get it to change back until I restarted to safe mode which allowed me to revert.

          I've now changed my strategy ... the OS has the SSD and I allow anything on to it that it won't let me put anywhere else but, where possible (say when installing apps), I configure for the D: drive. Not perfect but works OK

          Keke
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          The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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          • #6
            Re: Windows 7 Update Problems

            For Windows 7 to change where the apps default to eg D:\Program Files\ . This worked for what I wanted.
            Regedit

            HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion
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            HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion
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            On each of the above change the C to the drive letter of your choice.

            Users folders in Win7 seems like a bit more of a pain. From the limited testing I've done (not very much), you can't redirect the whole Folder like \AppData . It stays on the C: drive and you need to right click on the folders in the below image and change each one to the D:\Users . Make the Users folder before starting or they all end up spread out over the D: drive. ( UPDATE. Users folder will be created when you redirect the first folder. It will ask if you want to create D:\Users\Test\Contacts )

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            ALWAYS make a backup of the Registry BEFORE making any changes.
            Last edited by biggles77; 14th August 2011, 03:41.
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