I have a bunch of these HP 110-014 desktops where I need to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7 Enterprise (with SP1) The machines were shipped with Win 8. These are all standalone units that will be installed offsite.
I loaded the Win 7 Enterprise OS (SP1), updated the drivers and then tried to get it to process the updates. The computer just hangs on searching for updates when I try to run this. I left one computer on for days and it still was hanging. I tried a bunch of fixes I found online but each one yields the same result, keeps hanging.
I put one on our local domain and the next day it had been updated by WSUS which was great, and it continued to update even after I removed it from the domain. The problem there is, it also pulled down all the group policy items from our domain which don't line up with what we are doing with these computers offsite, it would be a pain to go in and change each policy item. (I tried copying the Group Policy from another similar offsite computer but it did not change anything).
Can anyone point me in the right direction as to why the PC's won't update by themselves? I have to reload 20 of these things.