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M$ will very likely not issue a Win 7 SP2 or Win 8.1 SP1 bc they wanna deprecate Win 7/8.1 in order to force the users onto Win 10, eg non-optional You can also subscribe without commenting. Mint is free of charge but I like it enough to have started donating monthly.Instead of trusting all my data to Microsoft or Google or Apple or whomever I intend to If you need to do that I would need to know what version of Windows you are running as you don't say for certain. have a peek here

Digital Trends Home > Computing > Windows Update just not updating? If this service stops running or is turned off, Windows becomes vulnerable to bugs and security holes. After doing that I would run CHKDSK again and then run Microsoft Fix it again. This automated tool will scan your Windows Update configuration and repair any problems it finds, resolve any incorrect data locations, and re-register required services.

Windows 7 Won't Download Updates

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Time consuming but really rewarding, realible systems and peace of mind. If not, you can find a few additional troubleshooting options on Microsoft's knowledge-base page, "Windows Update or Microsoft Update repeatedly offers the same update." Have you had problems getting Windows Update Windows Update has never been great but at least it was formerly usable.Satya Nutella should shift resources back to software because clearly they're unable to maintain Windows development at the moment. Windows Update Agent Reply Mo November 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm # Yeah!!

THANK YOU.. Reply Tim January 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm # I wanted to say Thanks to Mark and Ranger! Reply Damian January 6, 2017 at 6:23 am # Ok,After a week or work and gigs of downloads it looks like I've finally got update working. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2010087/a-quick-fix-for-problems-with-windows-update.html It hung on searching for updates and would stay there overnight...forever.I downloaded a superset of the recommended KB patches and attempted to install them.

I recently tried to use the first 2 as i have in the past with NO success. Kb3138612 Unfortunately just removing .Net will not take care of the problem as some programs that run on Windows are dependent upon the .Net framework. Highlight ProfileList , click File and Export , picking any backup name you wish. The reason I say that itís risky, is because once you start re-configuring your software, things that used to work may no longer work, and things that did not work may

Windows 7 Checking For Updates Never Ends

So the computer will wake up from sleep at 3:00 am and do the Windows Update and then reboot. (I stopped that auto crap. I've been leaving it for hours, and last night overnight, in the hope it might eventually work. Windows 7 Won't Download Updates I assume by "high-speed direct-wired" you mean DSL. Kb3172605 Also install later Super Anti Spyware it can clean all kinds of junk off of your system.

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I knew something was obviously wrong since no one should have an update every day. That's exactly how it works. I started to try to understand what the error was pointing to but then decided to throw out McAfee anyway. http://techvividglobalservices.com/windows-7/windows-7-updates-not-working.html I have saved different methods from forums and what I have in a document includes two other updates.

Well done. Windows 7 Update Not Downloading I will monitor the January 2017 update and report if there is any change.Really glad that this issue appears to be resolved! I think XP does it the following way, but Iím not sure.

Been racking my brains out this december!

The page you are taken to will allow you to manually download and install the update. The exact ones to install should be found in Win 8/8.1 forums. . As A or B, not C and you confirm it, 'Spybot AntiBeacon' does concern Win7 and Win8.1 OSs as well.I just visited 'Spybot AntiBeacon' page, downloaded/installed the application and it added Windows 7 Not Updating This took me 5 days.

So it can be done but I would wait at least until after Thanksgiving if you want to do that. It added as well 15 entries to my HOSTS file. Reply ATM December 15, 2016 at 7:14 am # RW-Do I need to change settings to "show me available updates but let me decide what to install"...and then restart computer, followed this contact form I'm going to post an account here in case others have the extra special problems I had...lucky me :)So to recount:Asus recovery utility formatted my hard drive and rebuilt windows 7

Of course, if the affected reinstalled Win 7 SP1 users reject the above fix, they can still manually install the 200+ security updates ONE-BY-ONE via M$ Download Center or Update Catalog Fresh updates are installed and CPU is back to idle. Indeed Microsoft's Windows Update policy has become truly dialectical! Very annoying and something I haven't encountered before on this Dell W7 machine. 11-19-12,10:22 AM #12 zoesdad Member Join Date Jan 2008 State PA Posts 2,261 hi rstripe- How do I

I would like to install other patches, but they need to be idiot proof...this is not child's play. Reply A or B, not C. You could even implement a third party registry cleaner but I don't recommend that as it could cause even more problems especially in Windows 7 or Vista but also to some