Did you just reinstall Windows 7 after having enough of Windows 10? Can’t get it to update? It happens a lot. A fresh install of Windows 7 is met with a screen saying “searching for updates”, except the search doesn’t stop. It JUST. KEEPS. SEARCHING. Thankfully, there’s a way to fix it! Bear in mind, this works a lot of the time, but not all the time. There’s an update you can download, but there’s a few steps to it.
- Turn off automatic updates. Go to Control Panel – Windows Updates – Change Settings – Select “Never Check for Updates”
- Restart your computer
- Download the following update
- Run the update. If it’s not taking, reboot the computer and try again.
After all that, change the automatic update settings back, and let the computer do the rest. I’m not sure why a clean install of Windows 7 has issues with updates other than Microsoft’s relatively new lack of support, but this seems to be the drain cleaner that blasts out the clog.