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Windows 7 and Pro update issues

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Of late, not sure why I have been having issues not with all my systems but enough to annoy me.

After a fresh install of Windows 7 Home or Pro it does not find updates to install.  Even though there should be several hundred.

I have done the basics like Windows Update Fix it tool

Any other ideas to assist?

Thanks,
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Question by:James Wright
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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Just install the Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1.
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Rss.aspx?q=KB3125574

More info:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574
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Please read this article by Rindi. There are 2 methods. He says Method 1 best: https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28629/Windows-7-New-Installation-Windows-Updates-fix-applies-to-windows-2008-Server-R2-too.html

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 You have just reinstalled Windows 7 on a PC. Now windows Updates seems to be looking for updates and can't find any with no end.

 What you first need to do is make sure Service-Pack 1 is installed. If not, download and install it:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842

 Once the Service-Pack is installed and you have rebooted the System, you will need to download and install the newer Windows Update Agent:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104

 You don't have to reboot after it has finished, you can rather directly download and install the following KB:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

 Now reboot.

 (Make sure you install the Agent before the other KB, or it will take longer).

 Now you can go to Windows Updates, and it will take a relatively short time, not days as before
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by:James Wright
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I will give the above a try and report back :)
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Just don't use the convenience rollup, it doesn't work properly, as noted in my Article.
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by:James Wright
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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

This worked for me.

Thanks very much.  Updates are now downloading.
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