I've been having a hard time with the following updates on three different fresh installs. Most updates work but all three installs fail on these 4 updates:
Always says that windows update ran into a problem. Error code 80073718.
When I ran sfc /scannow it said "Windows resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"
I ran DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth last night then rebooted. Still same problem.
I contacted Dell and they suggested this procedure but it didn't make a differnce either:Here is the recommended steps from our software folks:
Run this one first:
Then once that one is complete, run:
Then we’ll need to register each .dll individually done by running the following in order:
net stop wuauserv
rndir %windir%\softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s atl.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
net start wuauserv
Then try re-applying the updates.
So none of that stuff worked. What do you suppose I should do? I saw another thread on here where another guy was having the problem. One person suggested that those updates were part of a rollup that was already installed. Could be true because I tried to apply one manually but it said it was already installed.
If that is the case, how can I get Windows update to recognize the truth? Also, how is it that this is happening on three different clean installs? I hope someone can help me.
Please follow these steps to troubleshoot:
1. To confirm if the windows update had been installed successfully, please go to control panel->windows update->View update history and check if the update KB in the list with the status “succeeded”.
2. Please go to try to install the updates manually, to get the windows update resource, please refer to this article below:
Update Rollups For Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Explained:
If the solutions above can’t solve your problem, please also refer to these forum to troubleshoot:
code 80073718 - problem installing windows updates:
Windows Server 2012 - Windows Update Error 80073718 on 5 updates:
I hope this helps.
- Marked as answer by AnnaWYMicrosoft contingent staff, Moderator Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:27 AM