Tag Archives: Windows Update

When Windows automatic update suddenly stops updating Windows automatically

Recently we noticed that some of our test and dev servers were not updating automatically through Windows or Microsoft update.

It was real pain to find why this happened. There are numerous threads in the Internet about failed Windows update, and it is very hard to find the right answer. Luckily, I found a post in CNET forum from Jim Sheehy from Sequel Data Systems. He supports more than 800 desktops and he is writing about three possible causes of Windows update failure:

  1. The Windows Update Temporary folder is corrupted. (%windir%\SoftwareDistribution)
  2. Update Agent 3.0 is not installed properly. (Download latest Update Agent)
  3. Installer 3.1 is corrupted. (Reinstall Windows Installer 3.1 or …)

Read more at CNET forum: Help! My Windows automatic updates suddenly stopped working.

fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: ‘ammintrin.h’: No such file or directory

I can not compile my C++ projects after installing ‘Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (KB2455033)’, see my yesterday’s post: Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (KB2455033) failed with Code 643.

Visual Studio 2010 shows the following error:
1>------ Build started: Project: some_project_name_i_am_hiding, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
1> stdafx.cpp
1>c:\program files (x86)\microsoft visual studio 10.0\vc\include\intrin.h(26): fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'ammintrin.h': No such file or directory
========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

Error is caused because file intrin.h have reference to ammintrin.h, and after this update there is no such file. Relevant fragment from intrin.h:
#if defined(_M_IX86) || defined(_M_X64)
#include <immintrin.h>
#include <ammintrin.h>

Searching Google for the answer I found only one link in Russian. Russian developer says, he have reinstalled Visual Studio. Tried to search MS Connect again, and found: Windows Update KB2455033 breaks build with missing ammintrin.h.

The workaround is to install Visual Studio 2010 SP1. Download it form Microsoft Website: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Installer).

Installing service pack 1 takes some time while I am writing this blog post… 30 minutes… And Building / compiling after SP1 is successful. So installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 fixes this issue.

Screenshots from the process below.

Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (KB2455033) failed with Code 643

Yesterday tried to install ‘Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (KB2455033)’ via Windows update on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit but it failed with Code 643. Installation constantly failed with Code 643 – Some updates were not installed.

Currently Google search does not shows anything useful, however Microsoft Connect have listed 4 workarounds. I tried only last one, and it worked.

Posted by AleALEJANDRO on 4/14/2011 at 3:28 AM
It works!

1. Install this to update Visual C++ Compiler: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=689655B4-C55D-4F9B-9665-2C547E637B70&displaylang=en

2. Install this to update the rest: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=936b6b1f-a854-4cbb-904b-3e5dcf2c9c7e&displaylang=en

For more information go to MS Connect – Error installing Windows Update KB2455033.

Below are gallery with relevant screenshots.