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

14 Mar 2016   #1

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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2016   #2

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
KB3068708 Telemetry
KB2952664 x2
KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB3080149 Telemetry
KB3075249 Telemetry
KB3102810 Fixes slow Windows update, I don`t need it.
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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My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2016   #3

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Mar 2016   #4

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2016   #5

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2016   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

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