Windows will not check for updates..

It stays on "checking for updates" for hours and never advances. I left it overnight and have tried multiple times. No errors, nothing.

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Now that I've seen this one first hand.

The owner had taken a shotgun to the OS with a few PS Speedup registry cleaners. Sadly it was too far gone by the time I got into it.

So we decided to pull the HDD (they didn't have backups), slip in a new HDD and do a clean Windows 10 install. Later the old drive was in the USB case so they could copy over their files.

Your post is just an it's broken post. Without any background. So I'll share the story when I saw this happened last and what was done to fix it.
Note: Corrected spelling.

Post was last edited on October 4, 2015 4:16 PM PDT

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If this is 10 home...

...and the OP has set windows update to other than auto, this can happen.

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Try this

1) open cmd
2) type "net stop wuauserv" (this will stop windows update service)
3) Wait for a few minutes
4) type "net start "wuauserv" (this will start windows update service).
If it does not work in 1st time just repeat it 2-3 times
I am sure this will solve the updating problem

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