Windows 7 updates - FUBAR

To those that are in the know.

 

Running Windows 7 pro 64bit (fresh new reinstall) after Windows updates cease to 'update'

 

Updates just hangs and after 12 hours of waiting for something to happen I through the towel in.

Have undertaken all of the obvious solutions as follows:

 

1. Reformatted HDD before fresh install

2. A complete Antivirus/Malware scan - No issues reported

3. Applied many recommended fixes from this site before posting - Obviously no success

 

Being only mortal I realise that I have only so long to live, so if some kind soul can offer or identify

a practical solution before I shake off my mortal coil I would be most grateful in return.

 

If there is any further information that you require me to submit then please ask away

 

 

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Last updated April 10, 2019 Views 3,728 Applies to:
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Start with setting automatic updates to "Never check for updates" and restarting Windows. KB3020369 needs to be installed before KB3172605.

Regards, VZ

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