I've just come to the realization that my Gateway laptop with Windows 8.1 hasn't ever updated. When I review my update history, all updates indicate "failed".
When I launch Windows Update, it finds 7 updates, 4 for Windows and 3 for Office. When I click Install Updates, the download gets stuck at 28% on all attempts. I left my computer in this state for a good 24 hours before realizing something was amuck.
I've run Windows Update Troubleshooter several times, each time something was reported fixed. Yet it makes no difference.
I tried this suggestion which did not solve the problem:
Now, it gets stuck at 0% ... no download connection at all.
Is anyone able to suggest what the issue may be and help me install updates reliably?
Edited by CorruptCoW, 05 April 2018 - 06:15 PM.