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Windows 7 updates failing with error code 800736B3

Q: Windows 7 updates failing with error code 800736B3

Hi after successfully installing windows my first windows install since XP after which I moved to Ubuntu and doing the initial set-up etc installing my own anti virus software and MS Office etc I thought it was time to let it update itself however every time I tell it to update then shut down it fails I tried to troubleshoot updates failing 800736B3 with 7 Windows code error it using the MS help box which was very little actual help and then tried to initiate the update manually however when it comes to installing some windows security and system updates and some IE updates installation fails resulting in error code B whatever that means The updates it fails on are Quote security update for INternet explorer for windows KB security update for windows KB security update for windows KB update for Windows 7 updates failing with error code 800736B3 internet explorer compatability view list for windows KB update for internet explorer for windows KB update for windows KB I'm currently running avast v home edition following win informing me that it would not allow AVG to run it was from an 'untrusted source' apparently despite having been working a few days previously but thats another problem entirely Any help than can be offered will be much obliged All I've been able to Windows 7 updates failing with error code 800736B3 turn up from googling is a command that un-registers windows which then for some reason allows the updates to occur following which I can use my original activation code given to me by digital river with the student upgrade deal to re-activate windows although I am reluctant to try this Many thanks civint

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A: Windows 7 updates failing with error code 800736B3

Have never had Avast free home interfere with anything, but you can disable it to try the Updates by right clicking it's icon in system tray and "turn off real time protection"

I note that another recent thread on this error found by Googling also remains unresolved.

If you bought your Win7 retail, you are entitled to MS excellent tech support which will work the case through to satisfaction. Those Updates are standard and can wait a few days.
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Obzoleet said:


When I play BF4 I get a direct X error after awhile claiming that it cannot allocate any more memory and that I should use a GPU with at least 512 MB RAM.

I have tried to search around but cannot find a solve really.

Some people advise to disable the Intel integrated Graphics in the device manager but no one can confirm if it works or not so I am hesitant to try it...

I have updated drivers for Dx and the GPU without resolve, also tried reinstalling them.

It has not happened for any other games so far but the only game that really demands any memory I play is BF4 ... I will try with Crysis 3 or something similar demanding to see if the error happens there too.

Anyone have any advices?Click to expand...

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