So not that the cause really matters, but i had a external hard drive transferring video files with my OS and i cancelled it but it never truly canceled and at the same time was running the new update (like 10 "important" updates showed up a few days ago) and i cancelled that too and it too wouldnt truly cancel. So i restarted my PC. Now when i try to update these 8 things, i get "Failed" and the error code: 800B0100. 3-Sec Update for .Net Framework 3.5.1 4-Security Update for Windows 7 for x64 based Systems 1-Update for Windows 7 for x64 based systems. I have tried the system update readiness tool and that changed nothing. I have tried the Net framework cleanup tool and that changed nothing. Same with the windows update trouble shooter. ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956702 ) So what do i do? Is this my last option before a clean install? If all of the steps above yielded no results, the next logical step is to perform an InPlace upgrade. An in-place upgrade is the final alternative before you have to reinstall the operating system. Note that it takes the same amount of time to do the upgrade as to reinstall the operating system. Also, some of your customized Windows settings may be lost through this process. How to perform a repair installation of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Performing a repair installation will restore the current Windows installation to the version of the installation DVD. This also requires the installation of all updates that are not included on the installation DVD. Note Performing a repair installation will not damage files and applications that are currently installed on your computer. To perform a repair installation of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, follow these steps: 1. Close all the running applications. 2. Insert the Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD in the computer's DVD drive. 3. In the Setup window, click Install Now. Note If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps: Click Start, and then type Drive:\setup.exe in the Start Search box. And so this says it wont effect my programs and all the things i have on my OS...is that true?