Windows 7 clean OS install - windows checking for updates for 2 weeks without ever finding any updates
Posted on 2016-10-13
The hard drive is brand new, replacing a failed HDD. It is an older ThinkCentre desktop but only needs to run a TV monitor with a dashboard. Clean OS install is Windows 7 SP1. A few updates are actually installed if I give up after a couple of days. 221 updates claimed to be installing at one of those shutdowns, but they failed on all but 6. I cannot get the updates to show up in checking for updates. I know Windows 7 clean PC will take 8 hours to get initial updates list. I have tried all tricks mentioned in several forums including manually installing a series of updates. All of them fail saying unsupported OS. They are the correct 64-bit version of the update mentioned. I did have another Windows 7 SP1 to setup on the same day and it took 2 days to get its updates to list and they installed successfully. This one not so much. IE11 is installed (manually). Updated Windows update is installed. Windows is activated. The HDD is new, but I tested anyways and can find no indications of problems. I am going to rerun the windows update fixit tool for the umpteanth time.