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Windows Updates that don't end and missing Visual C++2013/15

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  1. msantry1

    msantry1 Thread Starter

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    I recently built a computer with the help of a friend. He has left now, and I am left with some problems. It's running on Windows 7, and it's 64 bit. The problems I am having include the following...
    1. Whenever I check for windows updates, it never finishes checking for them
    2. I bought and downloaded Witcher 3. It requires GOG Galaxy. GOG Galaxy can't seem to download Visual C++ 2013 or 2015.
    I beleive that if the first problem is solved, the second problem will also be solved, but I'm not sure.
    Please help
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    I would recommend looking at this page, wherein one of the forum members created a walkthrough for Win7 updates. I've used it several times, and haven't had a problem.
     
  3. msantry1

    msantry1 Thread Starter

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    so redownload window 7?
     
  4. flavallee

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    If Windows 7 64-bit was installed in that newly-built computer, it should've been brought completely up-to-date and all of its devices should've been confirmed to be working before you started installing a bunch of games and other software in it.
    My install and update guide that lochlomonder linked you to in post #2 will show you the steps for getting Windows 7 up-to-date.
    If any software requires a certain version of Visual C++, it should install it as part of the install process of that software.
    It's my guess that you're not computer-knowledgeable and can't resolve your issues on your own, so I suggest you ask someone whose is to help you.

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