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Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"


    When I use Windows 8.1 to look for windows updates, it keeps looking for ages and nothing loads. Please help.

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    Join the club...I have same problem...I have tried everything and cannot get this stupid update problem to go away.

    I have tried to install latest update catalog and update app and still no good results.
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    If anyone has figured this problem out, PLEASE HELP.

    I remember having this issue when Win 8 was initially released but cannot remember how I finally got it to update. I do remember it was not an easy path to resolve.

    I just recently had to install this OS on a laptop because Win 10 has nagging problem with dropping wifi connection on this Asus N56V.

    I am so happy I no longer have to support Microsoft OS's in the work environment!
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    Please see my solution for this aggravating problem at

    Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"
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