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Stuck on checking for updates

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Stuck on checking for updates

    I recently had to do a full recovery of my system with Acronis TrueImage, which went fine. Everything seems to be working except Windows Update. I seem to be stuck on Checking for Updates screen. The green bar keeps rolling and no updates are shown. Any ideas on how I can fix this problem?

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    Mine's been doing this since yesterday too. Either taking a very long time or just the green bar keeps going. Dunno what's up.

    I'll also note that if I start it and let it go for awhile, restarting the system takes a really long time. I'm not sure what it's doing. My desktop is working fine, only the laptop is acting up.
    Last edited by Monty22001; 13 Feb 2013 at 14:47.
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64

    Turn your system off and back on, and leave it for a while, then try later. I don't know what Microsoft has done with Windows 8, but the updates play Russian Roulette with me as well. The same updates don't seem to have any issues when it comes to Windows 7.
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  4. #4

    Yeah, I turned rebooted and just let it go, I checked it and it had my defender update waiting. So they're messed with it a bit this week I think.
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