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Windows 7: Win7 not updated in very long time having issues

02 Sep 2017   #1

WA - Washington
Win7 not updated in very long time having issues

My laptop has sat idle for about a year. Today I charged it, started it up, and the first thing I tried was to initiate windows updates. It keeps saying I have 10 updates, but it fails to download them.

In suspect that I may have to first find earlier updates and install them as a sort of precursor to installing the more recent updates.

So, would installing the System Update Readiness Tool help me?
Any other suggestions (from a non-tech person)?

Thanks, David.

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03 Sep 2017   #2

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

Hi Freeda,

follow Thrash's instructions post #2 in this thread.

Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
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20 Sep 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Fix:Windows 7 Update stuck on "Checking for updates"

About two weeks ago, I had this checking for updates loop when I tried to update my Zotac mini-PC paired with my LG TV. ( It hadn't been updated for over a year )

This recent article (30 Jun 2017) by aakkam22 helped me to Fix: Windows 7 Update stuck on "Checking for updates"

Just run the x64 or x32 wizard.bat ( appropriate for your system) and follow the instructions. The whole process takes quite a bit of time but saves you manually carrying out the various steps. Makes life easy for the lazy. :)

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Note: The Wizard works very well but only on windows 7 SP1.
So if you want to run it on Windows 7, make sure that you have Windows 7 SP1. Otherwise
you must first install the SP1-update manually.

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