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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 How to Read CBS Log File

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    • #2110403 Reply

      KP
      AskWoody Plus

      Windows 7 Ultimate is probably corrupted because I cannot upgrade to Windows 10. Can anybody point me to a good reference web site that they use for reading CBS Log and fixing? I may be reformatting because I found its XP Pro drivers (it was an XP Pro upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate.)

      Here are google search results: https://www.google.com/search?q=How+to+Read+CBS+Log+File&gbv=1&sei=XB8uXrq5IM2KggeFpZW4Bg

      I am cross-referencing to another post: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/windows-update-service-disabled/#post-2110058

      • This topic was modified 1 month ago by  KP.
    • #2110423 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      See if SetupDiag helps.

      --Joe

    • #2110507 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody_MVP

      It’s best to open it in text editor that can handle the big size (like AkelPad)

      then, search for , error
      (comma space error), and then see the details and if required, move up few lines and read the info lines

      however, i think upgrade files are saved in C:\Windows\Panther\C:\Windows\Panther\setupact.log

      • #2110791 Reply

        KP
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for everyone’s ideas.

        I cannot find the web link for the following, (I am paraphrasing):

        look through the CBS Log for a reference to a KB number and re-install that patch.

        I read the following a few times, use the findstr command to create a subset of the CBS Log and output it in sfclogs.txt :

        findstr /c:”[SR]” %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >”%userprofile%\Desktop\sfclogs.txt”

        • #2110795 Reply

          geekdom
          AskWoody Plus

          CheckSUR (Windows 7) and DISM (Windows 10) instructions are here:
          https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/947821/fix-windows-update-errors-by-using-the-dism-or-system-update-readiness

          Read everything. Follow instructions exactly. Be patient. Be very patient. CheckSUR is a s-l-l-o-o-w process.

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          • #2110820 Reply

            KP
            AskWoody Plus

            I think that was the article.

            System Update Readiness Tool is probably what got the updating to work in 2019 again after a two year problem.

            It is saying to look in the CheckSUR.log within the CBS folder.

            • #2110841 Reply

              geekdom
              AskWoody Plus

              I am parking the topic link with your last comment here:

              Error code 80073712

              FWIW although Windows 7 is EoL.

              addendum: System Update Readiness Tool (Oct 2014) KB947821

              correction: KB4494419 2019-03 s/b KB4474419 2019-03

              KB4494419 2019-08 s/b KB4474419 2019-08

              • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  KP.
              • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  KP.
              • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  KP.
              • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  KP.

              Windows 7 is out of support, but not dead, and all updates remain in the catalog.

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    • #2110544 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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