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Keeps Checking for Windows Updates

Feb 21, 2016 4:20PM PST

Hi, I did a factory restore on my Toshiba Laptop. And now when I check for any windows updates, and it says checking for updates. It has only downloaded a few.. I have Windows 7 on this laptop.Seems to be stuck in a update loop..

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Clarification Request
Maybe a dumb question but
Feb 21, 2016 5:08PM PST

Are you rebooting after the updates install ?

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Checking for updates
Feb 21, 2016 5:13PM PST

Yes

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Small world.
Feb 21, 2016 4:24PM PST

I did such a reset and it took a solid week for updates to get done. In today's world this is now unacceptable. Since Microsoft doesn't seem to be fixing such things in older versions, either see how it stands in a week or dive in and manually install failed updates.

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Checking for updates:
Feb 21, 2016 4:35PM PST

I have not any failed updates as of yet. But all I get now is Checking for Updates when I go and check..

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(NT) tried the trouble shooting in win 7?
Feb 21, 2016 4:38PM PST
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Updates
Feb 21, 2016 4:44PM PST

How do I find trouble shooting in Win. 7?

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Was your laptop bought prior to SP1?
Feb 21, 2016 4:46PM PST
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Agree.
Feb 21, 2016 4:51PM PST

Troubleshooting is, control panel>system maintenance>troubleshooting.
Dafydd.

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Updates
Feb 21, 2016 6:09PM PST

Based on this w7 machine you might have 100's of updates to apply.
This is going to take some serious time.
Msft needs to determine what updates you need and in what order to apply them.

I would not be surprised if msft has moved resources for w7 updates to w10 which will make it slower.

Just let it run in the background don't sit there and watch it.

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