I have what I think might be a unique problem with windows update. Essentially, any update of any size that I attempt will never be downloaded. Progress never moves past (0kb total, 0% complete), and I can't seem to check for updates either. What's more, when I try to install updates downloaded directly from Microsoft's website, the standalone installer gets stuck on "Checking for updates on your computer."
I've run system file scan, and it came up with no issues.
Here's what makes the situation weird. Around a year ago, I was completely fed up with Microsoft's endless haranguing about updating to Windows 10, so I ran a batch file, as per instructions from someone on a forum, to get rid of everything W10 related. I'm kicking myself now, but I didn't save the file, so I don't remember exactly what that entailed. I know it uninstalled a handful of updates, but I don't remember if it somehow redirected requests by windows update to Microsoft's servers to 127.0.0.1, and now I don't know how to check if that's what's happening.
I know running a random .bat from some guy on a forum without fully understanding the ramifications was a boneheaded thing to do, and I've certainly learned from the experience, but now I need help figuring out how to reverse whatever I did to Windows Update if anything.
Thanks in advance
Edited by hamluis, 14 September 2016 - 05:18 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.