I have set my windows update on notify me about new updates. Because I am on a capped data plan,so I have to keep an eye on what gets downloaded. Last month I was busy in my examination schedules that I could not even turn on my laptop. now on 2nd march I opened my laptop checked for updates, it showed 28 updates available.I started downloading, after 2.3MB download it failed. almost installed 8 updates. Then yesterday I again checked for updates.now it kept on checking after an hour or so it showed 21 updates available. I started download,but it did not download anything for straight 3 hours. The connection manager of the dongle also showed zero upload/downloaded data despite I have full strength connection. I searched the web, found a solution on seven forums(http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/111016-windows-update-stuck-0-a.html) telling to empty the software distribution directory after stopping windows update service. I did that but of no avail. so I restored the deleted files.Now windows update shows that I have never checked for update neither installed any. I am at my wits end. I previously faced this problem and posted about it in this forum. but surprisingly it automatically started downloading and installing them. But now I am stuck at the same place again or even worse position. Any help should be appreciated. Thank you.