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Windows 7: Windows Updates showing never been updated message

24 Jan 2016   #11

Windows 8.1, 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 70816Bit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If you had left the laptop alone, it probably would have eventually found a list of updates that were missing. It might take 24 to 48 hours. This long search time seems to be due to recent changes to the Windows Update servers. Manually download and install KB3112343 on the laptop. That should reduce the time that it takes for Windows Update to search for a list of updates.

The WU service should be Automatic (delayed):

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Once you get WU working as desired, you can let it install IE11.
I have gone for the 64-bit one, this is what is running on the laptop; Download Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3112343) from Official Microsoft Download Center. With it being a 24 to 48 hour run, will probably start it tomorow morning and keep it running. Could do with it being a 24 hour run, as I can't stand it when you see 'Searching For Updates' going over the screen, least with a PC can just turn the monitor off. I would never be sure of leaving of this laptop, :). I checked the services.msc too and it's set to automatic (delayed). Will keep you posted.
Managed to install the KB3112343 and have now asked to look for Windows Updates. Started that at roughly 13:00 so will probably leave until 10 or 11 O'clock tonight as I am concerned if I am burn the battery / fan out - it's quite a noisy laptop at best. Will post on here any updates.

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24 Jan 2016   #12

Windows 8.1, 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
The things I usually do if I get the retched never checked for updates deal is shut down and either unplug the unit from power outlet or remover the battery,
Then hold down the power button for at least a minute to drain any power out.
Leave it sit for another 5 minutes or over night if you want and try again the next day.

Then power up and recheck for updates
Let it sit for 30 minutes checking for updates and do a restart unless it shows loading or installing updates that is

If restarted go back and repeat
Usually after restarting windows kicks in comes up with some updates to install.
Interesting, I might have to give that a go too. I used to do the old remove the battery trick all the time on my old laptop. For now, I am going let this one run for 9 - 10 hours - first then maybe give that a go, thanks.
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26 Jan 2016   #13

Windows 8.1, 64 bit

Thanks UsernameIssues for help with this, just checked and it appears that the Windows Updates is back to normal functional use; at the moment just downloading two optional updates and installing Internet Explorer 11 - fingers crossed :)
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29 Jan 2016   #14

Windows 8.1, 64 bit

Windows Updates is showing a couple of optional updates and there appears to a download for Internet Explorer that keeps failing. The error code: 9C57. I think I will be posting this as a separate issue and have got Dad on to using Firefox for now and see how he goes on.
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