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Windows 7 will not initiate updates


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#1 sirzune

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:32 AM

I did a clean install from W10 to W7 and find that I cannot initiate updates. I've tried ALL of the "fixes" you can imagine, but to no avail. I need help. 

 

Thanks for any clues to help with this issue,

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:45 AM

This is a known issue on clean installs of WIndows 7. You have to wait a very long time. Is this a SP1 install? Did you try downloading and installing the latest Update Agent?

 

You need to install SP1 if not already installed. 


Edited by JohnC_21, 17 January 2016 - 09:46 AM.


#3 sirzune

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:55 AM

This is a known issue on clean installs of WIndows 7. You have to wait a very long time. Is this a SP1 install? Did you try downloading and installing the latest Update Agent?

 

You need to install SP1 if not already installed. 

Yes, the DVD says SP1. I did the Update Agent thing, but to no avail.


Edited by sirzune, 17 January 2016 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:25 AM

You can access the internet, correct? If so then the only recommendation I can give is to wait. I remember XP  taking forever to update when near its end of life. I think this may be happening because Microsoft is giving priority to Windows 10. 



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:27 AM

I guess that's what I will do. Thanks for your input.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:37 AM

Did you reboot the computer after installing the Update Agent? If not then reboot and start the update process again. Good Luck.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:00 AM

Yes. Rebooted. Nothing. Still allowing for updating, but I don't think it is going to happen.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:16 AM

I forgot something. It may be because you do not have the latest IE. Download IE11, reboot and then try the updates again.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/Internet-Explorer-11-for-Windows-7-details.aspx



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:19 AM

Yes. Rebooted. Nothing. Still allowing for updating, but I don't think it is going to happen.

Yes, I don't have that. Will try that. Thanks.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:38 AM

I forgot something. It may be because you do not have the latest IE. Download IE11, reboot and then try the updates again.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/Internet-Explorer-11-for-Windows-7-details.aspx

Did the IE 11 successfully, as the computer rebooted twice in update the system. But after all was done, still won't get updates.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:39 AM

Once updates are initialized it may take up to 2 hours or more before you get a list.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:44 AM

Wow! Okay. Thanks.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 03:55 PM

You may also want to check your Windows Update settings. Control Panel>Windows Updates, select Change Settings in the left rail. Make sure it's set to install updates automatically, and install new updates every day.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:36 AM

You may also want to check your Windows Update settings. Control Panel>Windows Updates, select Change Settings in the left rail. Make sure it's set to install updates automatically, and install new updates every day.

I actually solved the matter. Went to C-drive - Windows - SoftwareDistribution - DataStore. Deleted contents of that folder. First, I deleted the contents of the Download folder at C-drive at SoftwareDistribution. Took about two hours to begin downloading updates-- 213 of them!! Solved.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:47 AM

Nice troubleshooting. Glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting the solution.






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