Updates Keep failing in Windows Vista / 7 “updates were not configured correctly reverting changes”

I recently ran into a computer that was constantly failing all updates. Here is what I did to fix this issue.

  1. Run registry cleaner to remove orphaned registry entries. My recommendation is to download CCleaner
  2. Run the following commands as an Administrator from command line or Alternatively you can download Updatefix.bat (I Created This)
  3. cd /d %SystemRoot%System32SMIStoreMachine
    attrib -s -h *
    del *.blf
    del *.regtrans-ms

  4. Reboot your computer. The deleted files are regenerated and you can now install windows updates.

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