I finally got the laptop completely updated and I didn't even have to reformat the disk and reinstall Win7!
I downloaded Microsoft Fixit from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058 and ran it for a few hours. It then stopped saying I should restart Windows Update. I did so and Windows Update said it had 164 updates to install. It went ahead and installed them without problem. After installation, the laptop needed to be rebooted, so I told it to reboot. It took a long while to shutdown because it needed to do things to the disk and it took a long while to reboot for the same reason. I re-ran Windows Update after it rebooted and found it had more things to update. I had it do that and, of course, rebooted. I again re-ran Windows Update after it rebooted and found it had more things to update. I had it do that and, of course, rebooted yet again. I again re-ran Windows Update after it rebooted again and found it had more things to update. I had it do that and, of course, rebooted yet another time. And maybe a time more; I lost track. I then did some disk cleanups. Oddly, I had LESS freespace on the disk after some of those than I had before. The updates take about 5 Gigabytes of disk space; a quarter of the 20 GB I had allocated to the C: drive. Now I can install Garmin Express, the thing I started out to do! Craig _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com