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Windows 7: downloading updates hangs

08 Jul 2016   #1
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 
downloading updates hangs

I still want to keep two copies of W7 and keep them up to date. Checking for updates is slow, but when I select the offered ones, the process hangs at "downloading updates", the green bar moves nicely but it stays at 0 kb. Any thoughts?


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08 Jul 2016   #2
torchwood

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

MS hates us,
Let it run overnight

Roy
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09 Jul 2016   #3
LTM

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits
 
 

Often, when you give up searching, the updates are offered the next day ("You have 264 updates").
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09 Jul 2016   #4
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Let the computer to download updates while you are using the computer

Go to Windows Update --> Change setting.

On the important updates, drop down to select your choice.

For Important updates it is best to use the "Recommended"

Unless you want run the updates yourself, then choose "Download update and let me..."
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