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    Windows 7 Code 26 error when updating

    Hi all,
    Newby and know-enough-to-be-dangerously-average computer user. My HP dv6 running Windows 7 (64 bit) won't update Windows service pack 1 for 64 bit.

    I get this error code then no clear direction to a forum or a solve: "WindowsUpdate_00000026" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

    Appreciate any help... thank you all... I can take clear direction!


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    Re: Windows 7 Code 26 error when updating

    Hi -

    Try the Windows Update Readiness Tool - What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

    Regards. . .

    tom982 says thanks for this.

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    Re: Windows 7 Code 26 error when updating

    You ARE a Microsoft MVP but I thought you might work for Staples too, because 'that was easy.' THANK YOU it took about 15 minutes for it to install, and then ALL my updates were already installed = THANK YOU!

    So I restarted my computer and the Service Pack doesn't show up as a needed update anymore (even though the log says it 'failed??' but anyway... since you know this stuff well, now it says I need a 'driver for keyboard filter' and when I install it fails, and I also get 'Intel Turbo Boost Technology driver' but that fails, too.

    Anyway, any further help is appreciated and thank you!
    Last edited by tnmup18; 11-30-2013 at 09:06 AM. Reason: new update

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