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Windows 7: Windows Update Not Downloading

02 Jul 2012   #11
CentaurSpearman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

A little late to the party, but my Windows Update for Windows 7 was having the same issues.

Always at 0%, the size of the downloads was only 50MB, and it just didn't download, even though I have very fast broadband. Eventually it would say my downloads had been cancelled.

Then, I tried logging in as administrator (I normally use a non-administrator account), and then it started working again. Download speed was still slow, but it was getting past the 0%, downloading the updates, and installing them normally.


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03 Jul 2012   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CentaurSpearman View Post
Then, I tried logging in as administrator (I normally use a non-administrator account), and then it started working again. Download speed was still slow, but it was getting past the 0%, downloading the updates, and installing them normally.
Once logged in as an Administrator, there's an option to allow all users to install updates - use that :)
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