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Windows 7: How to manually update Win 7

27 Feb 2016   #1
tabitha

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How to manually update Win 7

I have a Toshiba laptop running Win 7 32bit. It was current on updates until July 2015. Then WU went crazy hijacked my cpu & kept trying to download Win 10. I know alot of people were having similar problems. Anyway its been worked on remotely by 2 different techs and I've spent most of the last 4 weekends researching and trying different fixes and nothing has helped. I think WU is completely screwed up now.

I just want to find and install the updates that I need from last July until now. I've tried MS catalog also the download pages at MS website but I can't seem to get the information I need. I read about a program called Belarc that among other things can tell what updates a system is missing. Has anyone used it for that purpose? Are there better programs? I really don't want to go thru 120+ pages of downloads at MS and try to pick out all the ones that I need. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


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27 Feb 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Tabitha,
Belarc should be ok, i suggest you do them in groups of 5/10.
Not surprised that your CPU went crazy as you only have 2GB of ram.
Have a look at this link for Updates to hide(W10), or remove them if allready installed.
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

Roy
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27 Feb 2016   #3
tabitha

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Roy
Thanks for answering so quick. Nice info on the Win 10 crapware updates. I installed a program called GWX control thats supposed to prevent a lot of the problems caused by those updates but I knew I would have to watch out for them when I updated. That stupid Win10 icon on my task bar kept popping up even tho WU wasn't working & GWX control panel did get rid of it. Thanks again for responding - I think I'll give Belarc a try.
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