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  1.    03 Jun 2017 #11
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    VisualC++ failing to update is a common issue.

    Try to install Visual C++ Runtime Installer Download

    Code:
    Version 53 - https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmGuHbW3zvrBmaxttXn0S8IYQNeqaQ
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  2.    03 Jun 2017 #12
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    hi this is a clean install of 1703. the only change is unchecking programs in start menu. it is still downloading at 0%. i ran troubleshooter. internet service is good 16gb. i scheduled a call with microsoft tech yesterday. he modified my admin rites, so i can delete programs in software distribution. it was working ok then. thank you pothound
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  3.    03 Jun 2017 #13
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ID:	137822 this is where it is. with a clean install this should not be happening. would a third party windows update program work? pothound
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  4.    03 Jun 2017 #14
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    hi i ran the visual ++ installer. where do i find results? thank you pothound
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  5.    03 Jun 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by pothound View Post
    hi i ran the visual ++ installer. where do i find results? thank you pothound
    Once you click on y (yes), all versions should install ASAP.

    Quote Originally Posted by pothound View Post
    would a third party windows update program work?
    Probably not, since it is just a different GUI for the same thing, but give it a try.

    Windows Update MiniTool Download

    You can always download and install updates manually.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020102
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  6.    03 Jun 2017 #16
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    i let a tech from microsoft do a clean install 1703. i personally want to do a clean install. i know there are several ways. would you recommend your best way. it might fix this problem. thank you pothound
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  7.    03 Jun 2017 #17
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  8.    03 Jun 2017 #18
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    thank you
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  9.    06 Jun 2017 #19
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    hi i ran a clean install of 1703. it solved the problem. could running ccleaner corrupt the windows update service? thank you
    pothound
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  10.    06 Jun 2017 #20
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    Good. I use ccleaner before updating my Macrium backup- no problems.

    So now's the time to do just that- create a disk image to external storage using e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) option Backup, Windows Backup, and thereafter keep that updated by differential imaging (faster, smaller file).
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