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Windows 7: Can't perform windows update on new Win 7 install

14 Mar 2016   #1
ellysium

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Can't perform windows update on new Win 7 install

I just installed windows 7 on an old Dell Inspiron
I noticed that I was not getting the normal updates so I went to the action centre
the action centre showed a dialog box with a red X saying:

Check for updates for your computer
Always install the latest updates to enhance your computers security and performance.
When I do go for "check for updates" it just searches and never finds anything

Can any one help me to correct this error


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14 Mar 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s normal, don`t worry about it, enjoy your computer. Run you PC the updates will come.

And have your updates set like this.

Here`s a list of updates not to install if you don`t want windows 10, not all relate to Windows 10.

Updates not to Install

KB2876229 SKYPE, If you want Skype then install it.
KB2923545 RDP
KB2970228
KB3035583
KB2990214
KB3021917
KB3068708 Telemetry
KB2592687
KB2660075
KB2506928
KB2952664 x2
KB3050265
KB2726535
KB2994023
KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB3065987
KB3077715
KB3078667
KB3080149 Telemetry
KB3075249 Telemetry
KB2999226
KB3083710
KB3097966
KB3095649
KB3102810 Fixes slow Windows update, I don`t need it.
KB3107998
KB3097877 Cause sidebar to stop working
KB3102429 Foreign Currency update (Useless)
KB3112343 Windows Update Client

KB3135445 Windows Update Client

KB3123862 Windows 10

KB3138612 Windows update Client


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14 Mar 2016   #3
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

I was advised to just leave it running overnight and that worked - all the updates were there ready to install next morning.
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14 Mar 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you don`t want Windows 10, don`t install any Windows 10 updates, or just install the GWX Control Panel.

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon
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14 Mar 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel123 View Post
I was advised to just leave it running overnight and that worked - all the updates were there ready to install next morning.
You see, patient has worked, good job
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15 Mar 2016   #6
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

AddRAM, Thanx for that list of updates to avoid!!!
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