From jwoods301 - "Actually it's not a new issue with MSE...". I do realise that. it's been a MSE problem for a long time,another one that MS hasn't issued a permanent fix for - as usual.
I did an I/net search & found all sorts of 'fixes',some of which were way beyond my 'messing about with computer' skills,but i did find one that was as simple as could be,. I tried it,& immediately afterwards,MSE up-dated perfectly. All i needed to do was ro re-set IE settings to 'default' - it's still working fine.
I'm sure that MS could issue a 'patch' to make MSE non-dependent of IE settings,but they're too busy forcing their new stuff onto folk's PCs ,rather than clearing up the messes that they've already made.
From SleepyDude - "Can you install Windows Updates ?." I haven't installed any Windows up-dates for many months. I still have an ongoing problem with Win.10 trying to download to my PC - despite having GWX Control Panel installed. Anyway,my PC is working just fine without them,despite an underlying isuspicion that i really should have them - however,if Win.10 should ever install on my PC,that would cause me real problems in trying to get rid of it.
Whenever a security program acts in that manner, it gets the boot from my system. Reliability is critical for me.
Some may not want to reset IE settings to the default, because it may break something they have set up.
There are simply better choices available than MSE.
The Get Windows Ten promotion (GWX) has been over for a long time now, so there is no advantage to running GWX Control Panel. Windows 10 is no longer free, so it will not download to your system.
You can use the Media Creation Tool and Rufus to create bootable installation media, which is helpful to have if you ever need to do a refresh, or in-place upgrade to fix a Windows 10 issue.
See this tutorial -
If you do not already have a Windows 10 product key, you may not be able to install it (although some have reported that it recently worked for them).
I would strongly recommend getting all your Windows Updates current, especially security updates.
Windows 7 was the leading platform infected by the recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak. The patch that fixed the SMBv1 flaw that WannaCry exploited was released two months before the outbreak. The patch didn't fail...people didn't install it.
Doing frequent disk image backups and daily backups of volatile (personal) data is critical for any version of Windows, and is often the only way to recover from a ransomware attack.
Edited by jwoods301, 14 July 2017 - 02:08 AM.