I'm working on an older laptop, a Gateway M-6307 I have put in a new, formatted hard drive and installed a fresh copy of windows 7. When I have it check for updates, it just runs forever. I've let it run for 10-12 hours overnight twice, and it just keeps checking, After that I went here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-update-issues downloaded the automated repair tool and ran it, It;s been running for over two hours now with no end it sight.
The laptop has no problem getting anywhere on the internet, it's speed is honestly beautiful for such an old machine, I can manually download anything and get a clean, uncorrupted file. and it's passed motherboard, memory and hard drive tests with flying colors. The NIC Card is non functional, but disabled. The wireless card works perfectly to the best of my ability to determine.
Edited by Evolution13, 28 December 2015 - 04:14 PM.