I´m trying to update my computer, but when I click on search for updates in the windows update settings screen, it just shows the bar continuously loading and never finding any updates. Note that I´m not talking about the windows 8.1 update, as I´m pretty sure installing windows 8.1 means I don´t need the update, just the consequent ones after that.
This issue started about a year ago when I accidentally wiped windows 8 from my computer. I was trying to format it and I formatted the drive completely. Then I installed windows 10, because windows 8 wasn´t working.
The next few months it worked OK, but recently, in the last 4 months it has been overheating regularly and even before that it had heat issues. I realized that I installed the wrong version of windows, I thought that having a 32 bit computer means you get 32 bit windows but I was only using 2.4gb out of a possible 8gb of ram.
Now that I have windows 8.1 (64bit) installed, I want to update it, but I can´t do that using the built in windows update.
I also left the driver for Radeon HD 8610 GT graphics card to update but I´m at work now so I haven´t been able to check on the progress.
Heres the previous thread from overheating, which I thought was a physical problem
and then the previous issues with wiping and installing windows, in order of most recent:
edit: I just tried doing the steps on here using this link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12373/windows-update-faq it's the "windows update troubleshooter" file, which did find and repair some problems but windows update still doesn't work.
Edited by accidentally, 05 December 2016 - 01:51 PM.