I was visiting a friend of mine over the past couple of days. They told me their system hadn't done any updates in a while. I took a look at their update settings and it indicated
it would check for updtes but let me choose whether to download and install them
When I inspected the update transaction log it revealed no updates had been applied to the system since Feb, 9, 2016.
We fired off the check for updates and it's been running for almost 24 hours.
Has anyone seen this? Anyone have a good idea how to get this to get the updates for Win 7 up to date?
This one has me stumped on what to do with it. I can only imagine there are literally thousands of updates to go onto this system.
Is there anything we can do to help the system do it's searching faster?
Thanks in advance.
Download manually the July 2016 Update Rollup. Certain downloads from the Microsoft site will not work using Chrome and IE must be used instead. I used IE instead of Chrome for this download:
There are four choices to download. Two are for Windows 7.
x86 is for 32-bit and x64 is 64-bit.
This download fixed it for me, and Windows Update is operating properly on a once-a-month basis, which is Microsoft's plan. There was some discussion in the POI Factory thread or on other sites whether the July Rollup actually fixed the Windows Update logjam, but Microsoft has updated the July Rollup in September to address any issues.
A system repair has fixed this for me in the past. But I'd first try the rollup update previously offered.
Any idea why this happens? Most people are constantly fighting attempts by Microsoft to change their computer behind the scenes.
I'm surprised to hear that there are cases where changes are not being made even with user permission.
- Tom -
This is why I've moved to Linux full time since June. I keep Win 10 on a separate SSD for things like Photoshop, and Garmin map updates like today.
I've had enough, Microsoft.
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