Windows Update constantly "Checking For Updates" RRS feed

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  • I am running Windows 7 Home, 64 bit edition.

    Since Monday, Aug. 1 when I had a notification that Windows update had 44 updates available for me, the Update window has been constantly "Checking for Updates". When I first checked the notification, I was shown a window with the listed updates. After looking them over, to be certain that there was no Windows 10 in the list, I clicked ok. Since then for three solid days it has been "Checking for Updates". I have rebooted each morning, and the same screen is there. My computer is usually on at least 12-15 hours, and in that time it appears only 2 updates have actually taken place. The list I was shown at the beginning consisted of mostly files less than 5 megabytes each. Nothing remotely large enough to cause delayed downloading. 

    How can I get the Updates to actually begin, and stop "Checking for updates"? or is there some alternate way to get the necessary files?


    Steve ZV

    • Edited by Steve ZV Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:41 AM
    Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:39 AM


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