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Microsoft Windows Update -- why so slow?

I am trying to do some updates on my usual computer, as well as one I have had in a box (unused) for some period of time. I have been attempting this via the (Dell) computer's Windows Update utility, and it seems that there is just zero response from MS's servers. My internet connection seems fully functional based on other website activity. Any observations about why or whether this is usual, and is there something I should be looking at in detail?

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I'm seeing it take a week on a fresh install.

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Why so slow

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I'll take a guess that msft has moved resources from w7 updates to w10 updates.

Depending on how out of date you are you could need 100's of updates.

Set winupd to 'download and notify' let it run in the background.

May take days for msft to get the updates you need sorted.

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