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Topic # 196581 5-Jun-2016 12:46
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Windows 7 says I have some updates to apply, but they never download. I've been watching the "Received" data count in the Status for my wifi adaptor and the number moves only a few KB every now and again due to incidental background traffic (I assume). Definitely no 22MB update and most certainly no Windows 10 upgrade.

 

I have tried to do with Windows 10 upgrade today but it failed with a message meaning (I checked) the network connectivity was interrupted.  

 

Every other things works just fine. 

 

Wifi is connected at 866mbps. (HP Laptop - 2 months old - Core i7, 16GB RAM)  





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  Reply # 1566021 5-Jun-2016 12:57
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I've just run a stack of Windows 8 updates today no problem.




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  Reply # 1566034 5-Jun-2016 13:59
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coffeebaron: I've just run a stack of Windows 8 updates today no problem.

 

 

 

Thanks. 

 

About 20 mins after I posted this, Windows suddenly downloaded some updates in a few seconds and then I installed them. But it seems to be like waiting for a bus. You can stand there.....and eventually it arrives and you best have your hand out because it won't be back for a while. 

 

Hmm. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1566035 5-Jun-2016 14:02
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Did you get that date off the PC you're trying to update?
I have a suspicion that windows update doesn't work if the time/date is wrong.

Check they are correct.
Hint: it's 2016 06 05




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  Reply # 1566036 5-Jun-2016 14:02
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So Windows Update on Windows 7 has many issues but there don't seem to be any on Windows 10. Someone into conspiracy theories could get a lot of mileage out of that...








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  Reply # 1566037 5-Jun-2016 14:08
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andrewNZ: Did you get that date off the PC you're trying to update?
I have a suspicion that windows update doesn't work if the time/date is wrong.

Check they are correct.
Hint: it's 2016 06 05

 

Thanks.....a pure typo here. The system has the correct date and time. But good point!! 





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  Reply # 1566038 5-Jun-2016 14:10
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Brumfondl:

 

So Windows Update on Windows 7 has many issues but there don't seem to be any on Windows 10. Someone into conspiracy theories could get a lot of mileage out of that...

 

 

True. One of the reasons I want to upgrade is that recently Windows 7 has been experiencing mysterious slowdowns. (Tin foil hat ready.....though if MS is involved, they really can't be trusted). 





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Have done a couple of fresh win 7 installs over the last couple of months.
MS seem to have seriously stuffed the updates.
After a fresh install there usually seem to be errors the first time you check for updates.
From memory you have to find and install a new windows update client, and I often found you had to download and run a windows update fix-it. It always seemed to come right after that.




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  Reply # 1566054 5-Jun-2016 15:20
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This might be an interesting read for some of you. Paul Thurrott's recent experiences with updating Windows 7, with and without the Convenience Rollup:

 

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/67305/convenience-rollup-makes-big-difference-windows-7-updating-still-broken

 

 






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