Do the optional stuff before anything else. Wish you a very many happy Merry Christmas and very many Happy New Year Sir. Download and install the Window 7 Update. This is the third computer in the last three weeks that I followed your instructions on and all three came out with the updater working like a charm! This is an outstanding new feature that provides much more information, allowing you to make an informed decision about what to update. Microsoft should not be selling windows 7, or Windows 10 for that matter.
In the morning, it was still spinning so I turned off the automatic update feature and went to restart to begin the fix from this article, and it automatically installed 85 updates during shutdown. Click the appropriate link to download the update for either an x86 32-bit or x64 64-bit version of Windows 7. I also love Works 9 which all my documents are on which of course also has been discontinued, so someone suggested I try Abi Word as Word is too detailed for my needs. Thank you for the guide! Note that after skipping step 12 the optional step , the first check for updates still took about 15 minutes to complete — which is longer than it used to take in the past, before Microsoft broke something. Hi, This seems to have been proposed as an answer when it certainly isn't.
Microsoft could change them at any time, so send us a note if these links appear dead. You would better close the Windows Firewall and other anti-virus software because they are likely to block the updates. Here's how to get that upgrade for free. All Windows 10 users will get security updates, whether or not they have the registry key set. Important: At this point you should be able to run Windows Update normally. I found your suggestions in my previous research; I just didn't want to list all the things that I tried in my initial post.
They can be driver updates to help some devices work better with Windows, for example or trial software from Microsoft. I find lots of errors in the log. I don't really have words to describe my feelings about 'Windows Update'. As soon as I downloaded the update agent it started updating straight away, in total about 280 updates, which have now all installed successfully. Office 365 ProPlus will continue to work on devices with Windows 7 Extended Security Updates through January 2023. Your instructions are thorough and easy to understand.
Blocking security updates on new hardware is something Microsoft has never done before, and it caught people off guard. This worked for me on one computer, but then on another one I had to turn the Windows Update service off first. And remember that your computer has to be turned on at the time you selected to install new updates. Well, after finding this site, and going through the steps outlined above, I have now successfully completed the Windows Update. This official lack of support from Microsoft also means that hardware manufacturers may not bother releasing drivers that enable all the functionality of the new hardware on Windows 7.
I built my computer and bought a basic Windows 7 install disc, however I have over 50 updates that won't install. Older Dell is running smooth now. Best regards, Carl Fan Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. Whether any restrictions on your network. You can try skipping it if this is not a new install of Windows 7. My first install of Windows 7 got stuck on the updating process, and I tried all kinds of things to fix it before deciding that maybe in all my troubleshooting I had just broken things even more.
And their were quite a few. Does anyone have any further ideas please? If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft. Thank you so very very much for this easy to follow resolution. Please install the software from the Microsoft Download Center 2. I took a flyer tonight and did another goodle search. I am sorry to hear that you encountered even more problems when going through these steps.
I tried another restart — nope, then tried a complete shutdown and cold reboot and that worked! Thank you for taking the time to be very detailed and clear on what to do. I have it go and look for updates and let me chose how to install it. The computer just sat and ran and ran and ran, I just watched the green bar go across, nothing ever happened. I wonder if I had left it for another 24 hours if it would have come up with a selection of updates on its own. Also I don't use OneDrive. But by now, you know this. As my previous entry said, I am getting error 0x8024000B in the WindowsUpdate.