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I followed your very clear instructions which are compete with the links to the T, and now the updates are Rollin in like you won’t believe! InsaneFirebat December 3, 2016 Reply Thanks for your help! The Importance of Windows Update Unless you’re running a computer that doesn’t have new software installed, you don’t add new hardware and the device is never connected to the Internet, then Windows Updates Fail To Install 1. Check This Out

Here are a few other things you can try: Check for malware. Additionally, the Windows Edition information will tell you whether Service Pack 1 is installedIt is also recommended to change your power options temporarily so that your computer will not enter sleep So I found that temporarily disabling the Windows firewall fixed the problem and then windows update found like 220 updates that it downloaded and installed. paul E December 17, 2016 Reply Thank you!

Unable To Install Updates Windows 7

I already had the most recent Windows Update Client installed (KB3112343, the December 2015 update, which supersedes KB3102810) but was still having the never-ending "searching for updates..." problem. After rebooting, run the commands above again. This is particularly common if the update fails to complete or causes something to stop working.

  1. I let update start and left the computer overnight and it was waiting this morning for me to restart.
  2. Whatever!One other suggestion: Configure the Windows Update service to run in its own svchost process - it won't fix WU but it will make it a lot easier to find &
  3. Go here if you get error Failure configuring Windows updates.
  4. Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt It had a good 36-year run, but its day is done.