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Windows update wont work after factory restore

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free

    Windows update wont work after factory restore


    My laptop has been acting up lately so I did a factory restore and now windows update wont work properly. When I try to check for updates, it gets stuck checking forever. I've done a couple more factory restores to try and fix the problem, but to no avail. I tried the windows update troubleshooter, but an error occurs when you try and run it so the trouble shooter doesn't even work. What is wrong with this piece of crap laptop of mine?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 62
    8.1


    Stop WUS. Easy way is set to not check for updates and restart the PC.
    Download and install Microsoft Update Catalog
    Restart if needed then download and install Microsoft Update Catalog
    Turn Windows Update Service back on and be patient. You can watch Task Manager and/or C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download to see if it's actually downloading the updates.
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    I finally ran the windows update troubleshooter and the problems found were: service registration is missing or corrupt, and problems installing recent updates. The troubleshooter says it fixed those two problems, but the problem I'm having still happens. I tried that link above, which didnt work.
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    Posts : 62
    8.1


    Use Chrome or turn off Your script blocker with Firefox. TOR also works.
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Windows update wont work after factory restore
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