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Windows 7 - Update - Does Not Work


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#1 Banjojoe

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:54 PM

Hello:

 

I've been struggling with this computer of mine off and on for 3 weeks.  I'll give you the "Cliff Notes" version of my tale of woe: 

 

1.  My computer crashed, locked up, went crazy you choose the phrase that pays.

 

2.  Had to do a system recovery and that went ok - i got all my pictures and files back had to reload some programs but all in all I can't compalin

 

3. To make a long story short, remember this is the  "Cliff Notes" version, I cannot use windows update.

 

I go to the up date section and click the button and Nada, Nothing.  It just sits there stuck in the "checking for updates" mode.  I walked away from it for about 2 hours and nothing.

 

Has this happened to anyone in here?   



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 06:04 PM

This is a fairly common issue at the moment. Please see this page for fixes.

 

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Out of all the fixes, this is the simplest.

 

 

Simple solution: Open Windows Update, go to change settings, make sure it's set to install updates automatically, change the Install new updates time to the next hour (as opposed to the 3:00).

Set the computer to never sleep when plugged in. It may take up to two hours for the updates to start, so be patient.


Edited by TsVk!, 18 October 2016 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 06:54 PM

Thanks!  I'll try the simplest first and work down from there. I'll report back what worked.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:52 PM

Okay! I finally fixed my problem.  In order to update my computer I had to first:

 



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for letting us know Banjojoe,

 

I'm sure it's nothing you did that caused the issue. More likely MS causing pain for Win 7 users to try and shoo them onto 10.

 

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