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Windows 7 doesn't do Microsoft Updates!!

Freshman

Windows 7 doesn't do Microsoft Updates!!

I"m running Gen 4 on clones I've built at different times in my house; stock Windows 7 professional load.  It seems like it's "running" but nothing ever happens.  Not the way the computer is set up - I've built 3 in the past year and none of them will do the updates.  I even tried a different software load (Still Window 7, but from another vendor) and it still does not do the updates.

 

Without updates, it's not safe to use my computer; so why pay money to Hughesnet every month?  Everything else works fine.

 

Anybody have a work around for this problem?

 

Thanks,

Loveoldtrux

4 REPLIES
Teaching Assistant

Re: Windows 7 doesn't do Microsoft Updates!!

you may want to repost this under Tech Support. It will have more visibility there.

Senior Instructor

Re: Windows 7 doesn't do Microsoft Updates!!

Agreed that this should be reposted in tech support.

 

With that said, I used to update my folks' Windows 7 laptop for them as all they had was dialup at the time (they live across the street).  One day it just wouldn't update any more.  I tried, for many hours, over a few days, to get it working.  I never could.  I finally just upgraded it to Windows 8, then 8.1.  I already had a copy of Windows 8 available to use, so it's a bit different situation than yours, but I simply could not get it to update Windows 7 anymore.  This was sometime in late 2015 to early 2016.    


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Teaching Assistant

Re: Windows 7 doesn't do Microsoft Updates!!

Also had it happen to my wife's laptop some time ago. Had to resort to a third party offline updater to get it working again.

 

Assuming the copies of 7 are legit and from reputable seller as to my knowledge official retail and OEM sale has ended for it.

Freshman

Re: Windows 7 doesn't do Microsoft Updates!!

Thanks for the replies, all.  Going to update to Windows 10 pro new I5 processor and 32 GB ram this friday and see if it will then update properly.

 

Seems strange to me Microsoft will alert me and let me know that "17 updates are available" via automatic upate notifications, but I can't download them.  Oh well... it's only money.. :-)

 

Regards,

Loveoldtrux