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Windows 7: Windows Update appears to have stopped checking for updates

27 May 2017   #21
Gwaihir

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi,

Returned from hols today & reporting back as promised :-

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Heck you might try SIW2's post here
Win 7 pro update - Windows 7 Help Forums
Good call Thrash and plaudits for SIW2! I ran Dism++ as directed & it found two April rollup updates which I let it install. I then rebooted and let it scan again. It didn't find any others but Windows Update itself then prompted for 8 important updates, among which was a May version of the first two, which I let it download and install. It reported one failure but I let it try again and it was then successful.

In the update history for today there were a large bunch of failed updates for MSE files. However I have MSE set to check for and install its updates each Sunday, which is tomorrow, so I'll wait to see what happens.

I presume I can use Dism++ again if Windows update fails to notify of future updates. I see it has a lot of other interesting-looking functions and wonder if there's a guide for it anywhere.

I'll mark this thread as solved even though I don't yet know if Windows Update will work correctly now.


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27 May 2017   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Great news thanks for the update no pun intended
@SIW2 great little tool you posted
Cheers.
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28 May 2017   #23
Gwaihir

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Just a final quick addendum : MSE successfully updated it's definitions today so now I must just wait to see if Windows Update has resumed checking for new updates.
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15 Jun 2017   #24
Gwaihir

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

All looks good. Today I got a notification of new updates and it downloaded and installed them with no problems.

Thanks again to all who helped with this.
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