I already had it check for updates which took 12 hours, when it found some, I told it to download updates. The computer now has been running for two days with the Windows Update open displaying the following: "Downloading 242 Updates (0 KB total 0% Complete)." Which to me, sounds like it thinks that the total size of these updates is 0 kb, which doesn't make any sense. This has been sitting like this with the 'Downloading 242 Updates (0 KB total 0% Complete)' since shortly after I posted the other problem with this laptop. It is a nice laptop found up on campus in a luggage bag in the dumpster, looks brand new. Had Windows 7 Home Premium in which I formatted and put Windows 7 Ultimate on it. but now since, All that goes on with updates is, "Downloading 242 Updates (0 KB total 0% Complete)"
Any ideas on how to fix this and get the ball rolling?