Windows Update run forever

When I run windows update, it runs forever with no result.  I actually ran it for 12 hours without interruption.  It was still running after that 12 hours.  It all started when I installed Microsoft Office last December.  I have not had an update since with the exception of service pack 1 which I installed manually.  How do I solve this problem?
 

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Last updated November 18, 2018 Views 45,521 Applies to:
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Hi Tephladon,

 

Try following steps as per the link below:

 

Try resetting the Windows update compoents and check
 

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Troubleshoot-problems-with-installing-updates

 

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