|If you have a hard wired network available and your laptop has a RJ45 network port, try connecting it that way. If your updates are not fully downloaded yet, this will be a faster way, especially if you are downloading SP1 which is a rather large file if you are behind on your updates. As an alternative you can cancel and do a manual Windows update and select some of the updates to do at a single time, and repeat this as time allows. This also has the benefit of pinpointing any single update that is hanging.|
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