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Windows 7 SP1 - "Checking for updates" hangs

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#1 BigD_NC


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:58 PM

Hi all, I have an old laptop that has seen better days but I keep it around as a backup.  Due to slow performance and the fact that it will be minimally used, I did a factory restore to speed things up a little.


The problem is, since the restore, it will not update. I run the Windows updater but it just hangs on "Checking for updates".


Has anyone had this problem, and a suggested resolution?  The laptop is 7 years old so since I did a factory restore I would expect a plethora of updates.


Thanks in advance!

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#2 hedgeley


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:07 AM

Hi BigD_NC,


Have a look at this thread, it seems you're not alone




It has some good links and a fix


Good luck



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