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Cannot update Windows as no update link works!


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 06:41 AM

Well only 'View installed updates' works. (the earliest shows only one of 21 November - I thought November had a big update. no?)

 

Clicking these does nothing:-

 

Win Update Elevated Installer

Win Update settings

Advanced Win Updates options

Check for Updates

 

As I updated via this on another computer yesterday with no problem (except updating 4 items took over 4 hours!!) what can be my present glitch be?

Thanks for advice

 

 

 



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:27 AM

Right click on the desktop

Select "New", and then select "Shortcut"

In the next window type in "ms-settings:windowsupdate" (without the quotes), then click on "Next"\

Type in "Windows Updates" (without the quotes) and click on "Finish"

Then find the new shortcut on your Desktop and double click it.

Does this let you check for Windows Updates?


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 08:23 AM

Thanks for that - a good suggestion.

 

However after my post I had a screen freeze (very rare in my years of  use) and had to reboot via the off button. Then typing in Windows Update in the search field it took 5 mins this time for that menu to appear - very unusual.

 

Then clicking on Check for updates this appeared immediately and the successful updating took just over 1 hour on this 7 year old XP netbook compared with the 4 hours on my Lenovo i7 Win 7, both now on Win 10 of course.

 

So my problem was caused by some odd computer glitch.

 

 






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