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HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Problem of windows updates getting stuck on checking for update.  I did system restoring to factory setting using recovery manager, either restore from drive "D" or USB still doesn't solve the problem. What can I do? Can I reformat drive "c" then restoring to factory setting again? Will it solve the problem ? If so, how can I format the drive "C", I can't find any where to allow me to do so.  Please help!!

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Hi,

Try installing these updates on your system and then launch the check for updates again:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2919355/windows-rt-8.1,-windows-8.1,-and-windows-server-201...

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3185279/september-2016-update-rollup-for-windows-8.1-and-wi...

 

https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/4012216/march-2017-security-monthly-quality-rollup-for-wind...

 

Download the right ones for your system (x64) and install, this should bring your OS up to date.

 

Let me know,

David

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The problem is not solved. I click on the first link and download "Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based System (KB2919355). After finished download and I select "run", 2 hours later my screen still says Windows Update Standalone Installer "Seaching for updates on this computer". So I format the "C" drive and restore the system again, same problem. What else can I do now?

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@wizzy1

 

Before you try running the updates again, top the Windows Update service BEFORE installing each of these. You do that by opening a command window and entering:   net stop wuauserv

 

Also, disconnect the network cable or disable the WiFi.


These will prevent Windows Updates from doing any online searching, and your updates should apply immediately.

 

I have done this myself and confirmed it works quickly.

Good Luck

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