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why I can not update my win7 starter ed. in a netbook using windows update?

  • Since dic´15 I can not update win 7 starter ed. using windows update.... there are 2 loss updates and next week it is the febr. update... I downloaded 2 tools from Windows but nothing only deleted messages but not solution. I left a lot of time doing updating even the netbook sleeps waiting for the update....
    in another win 7 professional ed. PC the windows update work fine every month..... the problem is in the netbook with win 7 starter ed.

  • When you write "I left a lot of time doing updating even the netbook sleeps waiting for the update", if you mean that once you start the Windows Update process, the updater seems to go dead and never gets to a listing of available updates (even after hours of waiting), that's become a common problem in recent months for most Windows 7 users. Either because Microsoft is so determined to push their new Windows 10 operating system to users and has altered their updater code or their update servers, or because of something else now in the operating system, most Windows 7 users are experiencing multi-hour delays before their updater finishes compiling and creating its list of available updates for their system. This has been a major and growing problem for most Windows 7 users over recent months. Those users report waiting anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 hours and more, simply for the updater to respond with its update list. Once/if a list does finally appear, the downloading and installation process generally takes the usual amount of time (far less than the terribly long time to currently create the list).

    I've read several online discussions with claims of how to improve or resolve this slowness issue. But in each case, some other users will respond that the suggested "fix" hasn't worked for them and their update slowness persists. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any solid solution at this point which will work for everyone.

    You should also be aware that some of the Windows 7 updates are designed solely to create "nag" reminders to push the user to accept the Window 10 free OS upGRADE offer. And, just this week, Microsoft announced they are now making the Windows 10 upGRADE appear automatically pre-checked as a "recommended" member of the upDATE list, so simply accepting all listed updates may automatically upGRADE your operating system to Windows 10. So, if you do out-wait the updater and eventually get an update list from it, be very careful to make sure you only let the Windows 10 upGRADE happen if you truly want it. OS version upGRADES are considerably more complex and risky for system stability than mere upDATES to an OS version. A number of users with old hardware have run into driver-compatibility and other kinds of problems that crunched their systems following the upGRADE to Windows 10. In various of those cases, users have even had problems reversing the upgrade to get back to their present OS version and have been left with a mess on their computers. So, just a warning to move forward carefully. Make sure to have a full drive backup made BEFORE allowing the operating system to be upgraded.

  • thanks @blackbird71 for your answer, yes, I mean that, the updater spent a lot of time and the netbook go off to sleep. I not have autoupdate so I decided what item install. I don´t think upgrade to win 10 and never got the note to upgrade.

    When you write "I left a lot of time doing updating even the netbook sleeps waiting for the update", if you mean that once you start the Windows Update process, the updater seems to go dead and never gets to a listing of available updates (even after hours of waiting), that's become a common problem in recent months for most Windows 7 users. Either because Microsoft is so determined to push their new Windows 10 operating system to users and has altered their updater code or their update servers, or because of something else now in the operating system, most Windows 7 users are experiencing multi-hour delays before their updater finishes compiling and creating its list of available updates for their system. This has been a major and growing problem for most Windows 7 users over recent months. Those users report waiting anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 hours and more, simply for the updater to respond with its update list. Once/if a list does finally appear, the downloading and installation process generally takes the usual amount of time (far less than the terribly long time to currently create the list).
    I've read several online discussions with claims of how to improve or resolve this slowness issue. But in each case, some other users will respond that the suggested "fix" hasn't worked for them and their update slowness persists. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any solid solution at this point which will work for everyone.....

  • It sounds as if you're probably running into the typical (as of lately) Windows 7 update problem. You activate Windows Update to see what updates are available, the updater seems to go off and look... and look... and look... for perhaps hours on end, with no response seeming to occur. The longest user wait-time I've heard about is 14 hours of waiting with no response, whereupon the user gave up and rebooted. A few users seem not to have the problem, but many of us do have it, with varying waits involved. The last time I tried (a month ago), it took about 1-and-a-half hours to get the listing of available updates. In any case, I've almost given up for now in even trying to do Windows updating, even though it grinds against my years of security-through-updating training and practice. With so many seriously flawed Windows updates issued in recent months and all the Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade pushes masquerading as Win 7 updates, none of it's worth the risks to my system stability right now for me. I may re-evaluate things in a month or two more.

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