is stopping the KB d/l's ?
Just a thought .
No matter what i do, the update service just won't start. You can access the click on it, but it's always awaiting with no response, thus a "Never" line is present because nothing has ever been d/l'ed.
Now, I have tried the MS Fixit's and the update diag to help correct the problem and they return resolved or fixed. yet, when you try again to get the updates it still spins away, no result. trying all the other fixes posted hasn't worked either. Any test/diag comes back, OK or corrected any problems. the only thing that worked at least once was disabling the services using the "msconfig" area. But, again after getting some updates and then installing them, it never d/l'ed again.
I do have manual KB-updates and have installed them. But, even here it will only install 1-update and clicking on next KB# it will then stall/spin again awaiting with no result. It never errors and just sits there displaying the window getting no updates. I found rebooting helps to get the next KB# installed unless it was already installed or not needed, but even after that window is posted it just won't install another KB# unless I reboot. The update service or WUSA.exe for manual installs seems to work as stated above, the auto update service just sits. It appears after researching this the Win7 x64 OS is prone to this problem. I had never experienced it before but now anything i try hasn't cleared the issue.
All the above is after installing or re-installing the Win7 x64 OS on a PC either repaired or requiring a fresh install again. It will authenticate using the CD or sticker#. Everything seems OK, but dang it sure got me frazzled. This hasn't happened to all the PC's I fix but seems to be popping up more and more. the only real solid fix is using the OEM recovery method alone and even then it may re-occur.In other words if the OEM discs or partition is present it seems to work, anything outside of that(exclude retail) may re-appear the problem.
Is this in any way due to Win10 and lessen support for Win7???
Any clues or further fixes?