Solved why have my windows updates stopped working?

October 8, 2016 at 10:07:41
Specs: Windows 7
My last updates were downloaded on Sept. 9. 2016. Since then when I check for updates, it just keeps searching or hours & no updates appear. I have a Toshiba Netbook NB305 with Windows 7 starter. It was downloading fine before. Can you tell me how to correct this problem?

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#1
October 8, 2016 at 10:22:57
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Try downloading & installing this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow...

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#2
October 8, 2016 at 13:17:59
I have downloaded the above and it is currently searching for updates it has been a few minutes.
Should I shut down the netbook and restart it? Maybe it needs to take effect by rebooting? As you can tell, I know little about computers. Thank you for your help.

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#3
October 8, 2016 at 13:44:28
You should have rebooted after installing that file & then run Windows Update. It will probably take several minutes before the update list is populated.

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#4
October 8, 2016 at 14:10:13
OK, I shut down and rebooted. Update is 'checking' now. Will let you know if it works. Fingers crossed. Thank you!

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#5
October 8, 2016 at 15:12:57
It's been an hour, should I wait some more???
It's still checking for updates.
It is not working. It still runs 'checking for updates'
on & on & on. I appreciate your trying to help me.
Another person has suggested I download a program
from the Internet, but I hesitate to do that.
Thanks again.

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#6
October 8, 2016 at 17:01:17
Try running Tweaking.com Windows repair, it has fixed Update for me in the past.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
October 9, 2016 at 10:00:47
Thank you for your suggestion
and trying to help me.

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