Why does Windows 7 only say "Checking for updates" and that's all?

I just installed a fresh copy of windows 7 home premium 64 bit on a Dell inpiron 1545, ran all driver updates and now I am trying to run windows updates but it sits there all day and says "Checking for updates" but won't get past that.  I have run the update readiness tool and used the update fixit tool that microsoft offers but that doesn't help.  So I am needing a little assistance with this
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
What errors are in the windowsupdate.log ??  last 100 lines or so
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Have you rebooted the computer?  I installed one over the weekend and this exact same thing happened to me.

I rebooted and ran the update check again and everything installed properly.

Be sure to download and install SP1.  It will save you some time.  You'll still have over 200 updates but this will help.
Will Schmidtowner Author Commented:
I have re-booted several times and I have installed SP1.  Where is the windowsupdate.log?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
press windows key+R then type windowsupdate.log and enter, it will open up
Will Schmidtowner Author Commented:
Ok, here is part of the log

2015-08-25      09:13:40:515      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {4AB03ED3-B18B-45AA-8FAC-3AE63DE1F063}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:515      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {D7F10B98-0B4D-402C-B0A5-FF2135F8620C}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:515      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {1DD4DD95-2A9F-4B13-A38B-2D6A8834CFEA}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:515      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {00CBC4D9-DEEC-4787-B3EE-F4EBF0D12DAF}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:546      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {BABE6EC8-2388-4936-88EE-305A749795D6}.103]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:562      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {39CF396C-2D13-4BA4-B69F-BC2FA89B65F6}.103]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:562      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {6C7DE9FF-EEE3-4083-9F85-B7093FEFEECF}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:593      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {49EE2E57-408F-4D39-9AF2-4231F2F15FFC}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:609      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {2A94F3E6-3B42-401E-9004-D932223512CD}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:609      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {1A757176-8B61-4C70-B147-10CDBBFDD0B5}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:624      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {69123D0A-1ED4-4C09-880B-AC829305EB56}.206]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:640      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {011E9084-2ED2-4988-B991-0F69952704DC}.103]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:671      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {D054AA72-A568-46EE-B7BC-012AD6017110}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:671      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {525143B1-7626-4621-A036-4F861DD7F7FA}.104]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:702      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {B44025FE-D3D2-4A49-888C-CE1CB9CC0EE6}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:718      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {5CAB1B1F-1C46-4075-8F5B-3C63038CA500}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {61D6BBBD-55AB-4931-9F3A-820FD2CC2A3E}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {21FFBBB7-E491-48C1-B515-F5D6DC72F3FD}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C808715C-C535-4128-8325-AADD09D5A9D9}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {E8571A7B-F763-4464-BA2B-089617C6F36D}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {D58EDDAD-D6D3-4348-A615-927DF6DC79AB}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {33A72991-430C-4254-A6FB-9DCA771457F9}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {9A7D8569-6805-4EEF-8E21-5E6971713F2F}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {61A663DB-DDBA-44BE-8A8D-E6BC63695F28}.205]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {06330BCE-D3D3-4364-B1EB-5A3D8A28D1B7}.103]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {90E17FDF-AC47-4889-BC01-B8B1F46683BB}.103]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {4722AF1F-C01C-4DA9-89BE-474427BFD8F3}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {AA662BD2-E28B-445C-9BD9-27F5A79FC601}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {10D2B3E3-DB88-45A5-8C07-E3D8A8E2BBF5}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {7D73F174-CD0F-4855-B681-03E3E247D587}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {813AD0B4-7131-446F-9CA7-62324AA03F90}.205]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C97DD6D2-5EBE-436A-826C-3AD2EB6CC380}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {6B995586-DFB0-477B-86FD-CDA966F8C79C}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C68934F8-3EFB-4124-A67E-4B90AEBF0018}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {1D1DD0CB-FCEB-41D0-B569-F7FDEBF29CD7}.205]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {1AB8A45C-206B-41BB-B08B-618013731E84}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:733      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {402075BD-0E72-4DD7-BB77-7AD3CC6C7202}.104]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {A342FF69-09D7-49B8-9E03-7CD3305AF04C}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {EAF14D05-8812-46AD-82B9-F0C28D453720}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {1B9335D7-E341-4A8F-AE0F-FEC9C5E7C096}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {1287F24A-6DF3-4845-9181-451E37873202}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {0F56B28A-4865-42CA-A256-663D99B29D4A}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {314DD625-95D7-4076-BD7D-688DB4E40AA0}.101]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {97BA601A-2500-4A6A-8F59-34D63159D42F}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C6C810B3-664C-4558-989E-7B5458F8FF8E}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {CB1D41F5-A650-441C-9BA0-D847E5D01B35}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {EAB6A152-EE66-4337-9385-B50475585DCE}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {348B4C6C-A965-412D-9265-647D7757F463}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {6375A0CC-4640-45EF-B5C3-B27CC5417948}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {10F7A37F-9463-4FE1-8911-3C61B6CA1A3D}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {2797A41D-C581-474C-9C0F-F9A628F5201B}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {267FD1BF-32F0-4A43-932F-0E4CF20F89BC}.203]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {44D4BC60-4F06-4336-BCB5-CFEC48DE4A21}.102]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {AB583A85-20FF-46BE-82DE-CFE38A70B9D6}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C214982E-1713-4A14-AD7E-26B43F48995E}.203]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {62AD16DE-B149-43C7-83FF-5E68FAD8DE26}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {46953317-9ED4-49B3-9D2E-0463DFFEC251}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {5AF1680E-4A14-4DC5-8A60-BDA7370E6D68}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {BECBB990-54A9-493C-9D0F-2CD37C371537}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C39FC94E-B976-41C9-8B8E-01AD700D8BE2}.105]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {1A71FF6C-A60E-4FA7-ABC4-6790F766B85E}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {3ECD1D01-5FE9-4767-9A3E-43F5E73667AA}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {448FED2F-576D-49BA-8119-51837974D343}.101]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {E013BBBE-9150-4C34-BF82-01695BF7848E}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {E7D768A4-043E-4A60-A008-C5B7E459124C}.203]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {27D8B229-B7CA-4F6E-A5D3-E33F4057B408}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {A9C9B84B-0EEB-4D37-9FAC-528F870943B5}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {06D16764-0D30-46A2-B658-752E894A2C87}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {CF0A56D5-92D7-4C18-91BF-44861DCE73C4}.102]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C91A50AB-114C-4964-A060-86D9903A2F88}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {DD89C8A0-EC68-4F58-81D9-BE5AC9543718}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {77D43031-DE40-4D7A-8AED-41D600E33CB8}.101]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:749      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C806C378-814E-4A26-BE2D-96226CAFD6F4}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {938A46D9-DB75-43D6-9858-5E0CC8E6C6E1}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {41A03128-F0E5-43CA-A9D0-1B252EA2AA8F}.204]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {B37DB1F3-92C5-4DB0-A25E-404A02D18288}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {5A152FE7-2653-44D5-9D63-13BF2615953B}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {211231B3-372B-46F3-BA01-59D9E351B0CA}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {2B7BFC57-8665-4BFE-8B31-ADEF9A15973F}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {494CD49D-A5DE-4BCA-87D1-FEB40E36DB5F}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {0815E4B2-C5B7-4EE7-8EBC-243CF4276FE9}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {43277F05-821A-4ECF-8DD4-DB12D109F4E5}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {5E6A375D-B4CF-4CB3-A8B6-FD35C637F90E}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {96ABBC34-1CFF-4F53-9C00-5B2CBEA30E84}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {FB8F3684-96E8-441E-B45D-8A5A0F1AB716}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      Regulation: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77} - Update FB8F3684-96E8-441E-B45D-8A5A0F1AB716 is "PerUpdate" regulated and can NOT download. Sequence 9753 vs AcceptRate 0.
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr       * Update is not allowed to download due to regulation.
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      Regulation: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77} - Update FB8F3684-96E8-441E-B45D-8A5A0F1AB716 is "PerUpdate" regulated and can NOT download. Sequence 9753 vs AcceptRate 0.
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {121F494E-B121-41BC-9E08-5CB104D87A07}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {87F42587-6D52-4BF9-9F7E-03C5F06F666E}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {74ED8BF3-6566-44CE-B4B1-74BF1A929081}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {4E7FAE24-DFF6-4A57-826D-F29096AAE4E9}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {FA747332-AF82-4DB6-948E-2EE4B6AB73CD}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {F435A9F8-017C-48DE-AA12-1233092024CF}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {8235265B-D636-4004-874E-A4CF10815BA9}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {CC922720-3718-46B0-A6D7-BCA157DC7525}.106]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {8AAD6A3C-40A5-4F9A-8C88-94F3733DC35A}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {2B8480FC-497D-488D-8FB8-8E417884DFCD}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {E75989C2-1F2A-483C-839A-52749963DFBD}.101]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {C4C48A65-61D8-4BA3-8B6D-CF285C280B4F}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {FCA3E05E-3BC0-4291-A675-9769042C9594}.101]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {44035AC7-572D-4A7F-AA6C-B19FBFE07090}.104]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {2756D3BE-CC7D-46D5-A74A-612D0351B2FB}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {2B9BAED7-2458-45BF-A6F4-ED0F01E4D63C}.202]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {28ED6C22-0B13-4202-A27A-17618CC6728E}.201]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {505977BE-05B8-4325-9384-4E7DBB05E08F}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {0268C250-9935-4301-AD16-E27CEFAE4C5A}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {BDC845EE-F48F-4CA4-840A-D6CA86E240CB}.105]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:765      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {D4F532D2-74C0-4C60-870A-2C612D7C23A9}.103]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:780      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {AD0761E7-7FA9-45CC-A49D-139B805CA3C7}.200]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:13:40:780      936      d60      DnldMgr      ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {06D5C32E-BEBD-4D4D-BA79-3E25510751F8}.102]  ***********
2015-08-25      09:
Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
Open Windows Update
Click on Change Settings
change settings to 'Never Update'
OK out and reboot
now go back and change the settings back to Automatic
OK out and reboot
Now try a check for Windows Updates again.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Try updating the windows update agent

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb932139.aspx

If you have trouble installing then use the " /quiet /norestart /wuforce" switches
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner.

Try clearing the update cache by resetting the components.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

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Will Schmidtowner Author Commented:
Sorry I took so long to get back on this.  Then laptop went to installing updates after I did what you suggested.  thanks a bunch
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