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Windows 7 Security Update Scanning

HP ENVY 17-2090nr 3D
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I have Windows 7 Pro, 64 bits, on a 64 bit computer. Even though MS has advised that they will no longer provide general updates for Windows 7, they also advised that they will continue providing security updates to or through 2020. However the searching for updates scan never completes. My last updates are dated in May of 2016. I have even tried using the cumulative update dated, in July 2016, identified as Windoew6.1-KB3172605-x64.msu. But the "results" are the same, i.e. the scanning for updates never completes. Why wdoes the scanning for updates never complete? Is it possible that there is some problem that I am not aware of with Windows 7 security updates scanning? Is it possible that there are no more security updates for Windows 7?

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Let it set at "checking for updates" overnight, it will eventually find the updates.

 

See this post by Moab for other possible solutions, read the entire post carefully.

 

http://superuser.com/questions/951960/windows-7-sp1-windows-update-stuck-checking-for-updates/102220...

 

 

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