Manual Updates Hang Up – Windows 7

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Hi Guys, 

I have recently installed windows 7 32 bit on my system, and it is running exceptionally except for one problem.

The manual updates get stuck. The installation of the manual updates comprises of two steps.

On my first try the update successfully completes step 1 but when it gets to step 2 , it gets stuck. It just stays there without giving any notification on its completion.

I don’t exactly know that this problem occurs with all attempts at updating or only with those where the actual update is available.

Currently I am using Avast antivirus and Sandboxie for secure web browsing. I have the checked the  "ask" box in Sandboxie for any kind of updates.

Each time I start the manual updates, I get the following error:

avast fatal error

Error reading product data from "C:ProgramFilesAVAST SoftwareAvastsetup".Setup cannot Continue.


Can anyone help me get out of this situation? I am stuck badly. 

Kindly share your views on this issue

Looking forward to your replies



Best Answer by Kevin Milton
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Answered By 0 points N/A #140934

Manual Updates Hang Up – Windows 7


Hi Jill,

There are few things which you need to check in order to get this matter resolved. 

First, You go to the Control Panel > Windows Update > Change Settings & Select Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them

You can select the above from the dropdown box provided along with Important Updates.

Once you enable this change restart your System and check for updates again. 

The system will provide you updates for you system and other softwares according to categories. 

Select the updates manually, and do click to download and install updates. ( Here you have the option to omit certain updates if you want).

Try to install the updates manually, and update your AVAST later. 

So, hope you will get through with windows updates and if the same error getting after installing all prompted important updates, then better re-install AVAST.

Let me know how it goes.

Answered By 5 points N/A #140935

Manual Updates Hang Up – Windows 7


Hello Dear,

First of all, I would like to discuss the causes of this type of problem. When the Microsoft update registration failed or being corrupted, you may encountered by this error.

Now, I will come to the solution. Follow the steps:

1. You have to close all the programs

2. Go to uninstall program from control panel

3. Select the .NET Framework and then select repair option. You can have this option after clicking Change/Remove Button. After that, go for the repair to its original state.

4. After that, restart the computer

Again, if there remains further problem, then get an update of latest Microsoft .NET Framework from windows.

Now, there should be no problem in updating that component

Thanks for having your time

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