Windows 7 update runs and runs without completing.

Two of several of my Windows 7 machines attempts to update and just run until it fails with no apparent failure code.  I have tried using the Update Troubleshooter from the Control Panel, but when it tries to download the troubleshooter that also runs until it fails.  I have tried downloading other files that tend to fail after download 50-98% of the file also with no apparent failure code.  The problem is not in the router or firewall as I have other Windows 7 machines using the same firewall and router with no problems
Don KingOwnerAsked:
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Can you determine which KB #'s the update is trying to load/install when it fails?  There may be known issues with this,  Next i would take that KB# Update and manaually download it to see if it will load on your computer at all.   I've had SQL related updates refuse to apply to SBS 2003 Servers numerous times and there was absolutely nothing i could do to fix it until i did things manually.
Don KingOwnerAuthor Commented:
I've had that problem with the SQL update too; I ended up just hiding it. When the computer goes out looking for updates the green bar just keeps running without apparently find any updates. Its like it keeps trying to contact
Sam SawalhiIT ConsultantCommented:

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter

Check the update history to see if there are any failed updates.

There are chances that after the updates fail during install at startup, the changes will be reverted. That means, you will be offered the same update again for installation and you will face the same issue.

I would suggest you to change the Windows Update settings to “Download updates but let me choose whether to install them” and instead of installing all the updates manually at a time try installing these updates one by one and restart the computer and check which update is causing the issue. Also, temporarily disable the antivirus software running on the computer before you start installing the update.

Change how Windows installs or notifies you about updates

Install Windows updates

Disable antivirus software

Hope this helps!
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Don KingOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks to everyone with suggestions, but what worked was to take the computer to anther network.  It seems I have some troubleshooting to do to see what is going on in the network.

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