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  1. billmcct

    Are there apps that cause a w7 type start menu under w8.1?

    IMO the best. Welcome to the Home page of Open-Shell-Menu
  2. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Damn good question. I suggest you keep the download and instructions in a backup for future use.
  3. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Read @Slavic's post above, his link is for KB3138615 x86. The link for x64 is: Download Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3138615) from Official Microsoft Download Center May fix the problem.
  4. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Restored the system a second time and all is working well., @Slavic: Your link was the x86 version but I got the x64 and saved for future use. Thanks Both, Bill
  5. billmcct

    Solved Update fix tutorial needed

    Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums includes win 8 See this: Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing. Link for KB3138615 x64: Windows 8.1 update repair. Download Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3138615) from Official Microsoft Download Center
  6. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Thanks Brink, but that didn't help. I have never used Win 8 before so I know very little about it. Resetting the computer again now and starting over.
  7. billmcct

    Win Updates runs for hours, finds nothing.

    Reset a friends Win 8.1 laptop with factory reset. Checked for updates and installed 23. After restart checked for more updates and the update checker runs for hours (and hours) finds nothing. I had to leave to look at a home property for my nephew and didn't get back for 5 hours and update was...