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Windows 7: New windows 7 install....updates issue :(

24 Aug 2015   #1

New windows 7 install....updates issue :(


My hdd failed so I replaced it with an ssd and went ahead and installed windows 7 again.

I've tried to 'check for updates' but the only updates that install are some which are downloaded as part of a scheduled scan. Checking manually simply leaves the system 'checking' for hours.

I'm currently following the steps here:

Windows Update Posting Instructions

But in the meantime, does anyone recognize my symptoms? I've not had any errors/ failed updates. Simply checking.....and more checking (system update readiness tool appears to be stuck in this rut too). I've already run an sfc scan and it came back clear.

Ant help appreciated as this is my work computer

P.S I want to update to 10, but as the comp won't update I can't get the 10 icon to click in the bottom right hand corner!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
First step would be to make sure windows is activated,
Click start and right click the Computer listing and click on Properties
On the bottom should list it's status

There are literally hundreds of updates on a clean install and that's if you have sp1 on the installation media
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2015   #3


^Hey. It is activated and is indeed an SP1 disc
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Aug 2015   #4


It was indeed taking so long because of the fact that there were hundreds of updates.

Just patience needed!


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