Windows update not working.

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  1. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    I've never had any issues with this before but suddenly my main rig (W7) won't download any updates. It just sits there for hours on end saying it's downloading and nothing happens whatsoever. I've updated my HTPC and my laptop without issues so this is something related to my main rig.

    I've run the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic and it does the same thing, it just sits there for hours and nothing happens.

    Since I have installed W10 on a dual boot on this rig I'm starting to wonder if M$ is blocking my W7 updates to force me to move over to 10 completely. Sounds a bit paranoid but it makes me wonder.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    I have the same thing on my Win7 laptop... I don't think MS liked me saying NO to Win10
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Have you tried rebooting?

    I don't have W7 but as with any Windows OS, first you have to try to reboot.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    I have, many times... doesn't help.
     
  5. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I have rebooted more times than I can count.

    Anyways. I rebooted everything, even my router and switch. Started update then went to bed. When I got up this morning it was all installed. Strange.
     
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    I've done that too..... Didn't work.
     
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    Solution for Windows Update taking seemingly "forever" under Windows 7 SP1 on this web site:
    http://wu.krelay.de/en/
     
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