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Windows Update Not Loading or Installing Anything

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rschmauch, Jul 26, 2016.

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  1. rschmauch

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    Recently, I had to do a factory reinstall on my Dell Laptop which reverted it back to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1 in addition to drivers, software, etc. That worked out fine when using the disks, but I discovered another issue. When trying to get Windows Updates to install on my system, all I get is the screen that it's checking for updates and it keeps checking, but nothing ever gets installed. I've tried everything under the sun online to try to remedy this, but with no success. I've tried running the Windows Update Troubleshooter as well, but I get an error of "problem installing recent updates." It did fix a "service registration is missing or corrupt" though. I've probably spent hours on trying to fix this, but to no avail. Any possible solutions or ideas?
     
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    I tried it and it said that the update is not applicable to my computer.
     
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    Win7 update is very slow lately.

    I reinstalled Win7 last Sunday (Win7 64 w/SP1), install completed just before noon, and knowing how slow update has been recently, I left the computer on and waited. Windows update populated at 10:05pm (171 updates @ 1.9GB).
     
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    Okay, thank you. I'll have to let the computer go for awhile.
     
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