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#1 cobrahd1999

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:17 PM

Hello I don't know if any body else is having this problem or not., but here goes when I try to use my windows update in windows 7 all it does is keep searching and nothing happens. Does anyone know how to fix it?
thanks for anyone's help

Edited by Queen-Evie, 26 December 2015 - 08:33 PM.
moved from Windows 10 to Windows 7


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:33 PM

The same thing happens to me also; I'm trying to figure out if it's on Microsoft's side or my side of "the aisle," of the 'Net.  I had to X-close it, to stop the unending process.  I'm posting, "flagging this thread," so that I can listen in and learn alongside you.  Out of three computers, Windows Updates work just fine; only one has a problem.


Edited by RolandJS, 26 December 2015 - 08:34 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:36 PM

Are you talking about the upgrade process to Windows 10 that shows up in the system tray under Windows 7?

 

If so, the first thing I'd do is to run the Compatibility Checker if you can access it before doing anything else.  If the machine passes, you would probably be best served by downloading the correct version of Windows 10 via the Media Creation Tool and do the upgrade that way. 


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:04 PM

Are you talking about the upgrade process to Windows 10 that shows up in the system tray under Windows 7?

 

If so, the first thing I'd do is to run the Compatibility Checker if you can access it before doing anything else.  If the machine passes, you would probably be best served by downloading the correct version of Windows 10 via the Media Creation Tool and do the upgrade that way. 

No in windows 7 the windows update in the control panel. Just keeps searching, maybe it is a Microsoft issue..



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:07 PM

The same thing happens to me also; I'm trying to figure out if it's on Microsoft's side or my side of "the aisle," of the 'Net.  I had to X-close it, to stop the unending process.  I'm posting, "flagging this thread," so that I can listen in and learn alongside you.  Out of three computers, Windows Updates work just fine; only one has a problem.

At first it didn't on 2 and then its only working now on one did nothing to the other and started working strange uh...


Edited by cobrahd1999, 26 December 2015 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 04:15 AM

MS servers are extremely busy, what with Win 10 updates and new PC's for Christmas.

 

If you have anymore problems, do the ISO, quicker and you have a fresh copy of Win 10 laying around for emergencies:

 

     https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:56 AM

Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working - http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/  

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 11:21 AM

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:49 PM

I turned windows update off. Then I was able to update windows 10 using the media download on a flash drive. Now I have windows 10..






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