I am trying to revive an old system of mine that hasn't been used for a few years. Of course there are over 200 updates required. When I try to install them, it shows 0 download and 0 install progress. I've let it sit for hours at a time. So I tried to uncheck all the updates and just select 1 or 2 to see if was working. Of course Microsoft has no option to Uncheck ALL, so it takes considerable time to uncheck them. I lchanged the settings to Never Sleep to try to get through this. Well, this morning after letting it try to process over night the system had been sleeping. Then it said it needed to perform a disk check, and everything must have been ok.
Now it has added even more updates required and no progress.
I looked for an option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free but did not find any. The only upgrade options I found were to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 7.
This system will only be needed for simple tasks connecting to the internet and reading emails. Microsoft Office 2010 is already installed. When I tried to open it I got a message that it was reinstalling.
Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks..