You could also try the System Update Readiness Tool from Microsoft – this is normally installed by Windows update, but can be downloaded and installed manually.
The System Update Readiness Tool tries to resolve inconsistencies in system resources like file data, registry data, in-memory data etc.
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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7. For more information, see What's included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
If the running version of WUA is too old or if WUA isn't running at all, install the most recent version of WUA (or at least a current version of WUA).
Hi, As the topic describes, my Windows 7 has stopt updating as it constantly shows the error code 0x80073712 .
Rants aside, here’s how to fix one of those cryptic errors, specifically error code 8007000D also represented by its hex variant 0x8007000D.
Additionally, if Windows Update on the computer is in such a state that automatic self-updates are failing, you can't use the WUA API to recover from that state.
Method 2: Place the computer in clean boot before proceeding with the SP1 installation.
Note: After clean boot troubleshooting step, follow Step 7 in the provided link to return your computer to Normal startup mode.
According to Microsoft, “In some cases, these inconsistencies can affect the Windows servicing store, and they can cause software updates not to work.” Bottom-line, such inconsistencies can mess up the Windows Update services and prevent your computer from installing updates.
The System Update Readiness Tool verifies the integrity of the following resources: When the System Update Readiness Tool detects incorrect manifests, files, or registry data, it might replace the incorrect data with a corrected version.