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Wuauclt.exe bad image

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sharpiejas, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. Sharpiejas

    Sharpiejas Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2013

    I keep getting the following error message every couple of mins - c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll is either not designed to run ore contains an error

    How can I stop this?
  2. rainforest123


    Dec 28, 2004
    Dear Sharp:
    Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy forum.

    Please provide your computer's brand, model and model #.

    Which program or programs are you using when the message appears?

    Are you, for example on the internet using a browser such as IE 9?

    Please run this forum's system info utility & post the results.

    When did the computer last work well? What changed; installation or removal of hardware or software; a W7 update; an update to an anti virus or other anti malware program; an update to a different program?

    Would you describe yourself as a beginning, intermediate or advanced computer user?

    Please create a screen shot as a .jpg / jpeg, save it to your computer; return here; use go advanced; go to manage attachments; browse to the screenshot jpg / jpeg; upload the file; close the window, submit the reply.

    If it occurs when you are on the internet:
    1. try using IE9 with no add ons
    start > programs or all programs > accessories > system tools > IE no addons

    2. Also try booting to safe mode with networking. Then use IE & IE no add ons.
    If you use wi fi, aka wireless, you probably will not be able to connect to the internet using safe mode with networking, but I think it is worth a try.

    Are you trying to update Windows?

    Check your W7 update history for errors or failed updates.
    start > control panel > upper right, set view to "large icons"
    Open Windows Update
    Upper left, left click Update History

    Please provide a screen shot if there any errors or failures reported. For a failure, double left click that update. Properties of that update will appear. Please provide a screen shot.

  3. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    I think the file could be manageable under sfc. Open a command prompt with right click - run as administrator. Then type in "sfc /scannow" This repairs windows files.
  4. Lance1


    Aug 4, 2003
    If after trying lunarlander suggestion (sfc /scannow) you still have the issue, It should fix it though, you can Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD That is if you have the DVD. Buy the way wups2.dll is the Windows Update client proxy stub which is responsible for Windows Updates, and in such wups2.dll is a system file.
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