windows 7 update feature choking

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Old 03-10-19, 05:05 PM
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windows 7 update feature choking

running windows 7
64 bit
sp1

when i go to control panel and select the windows update icon i get the dreaded hanging spinning wheel which wont stop.
a restart will allow access back into the update feature 50% of the time so that work around is hit or miss.
even if i can get into update module update history is always blank.
i do not know when the last update was done. in reality how important is updating?
i would hate to cause problems as my computer is otherwise doing fine.

if i can eventually update is there a specific way to select only vital updates without having to wait for all the unnecessary ones to install?
of course my main concerns are firewall security.

i see this is a common issue as there is a lot of information on this topic.
unfortunately it all seems surrounded by a grey area as to what works or not.

thanks
 
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Old 03-10-19, 08:34 PM
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I have found toggling the way you get updates sometimes makes a difference. I prefer to have the system let me know when an update is available and then I choose what to download and install. If that is being uncooperative, sometimes changing to Automatic gets it past the block.

That said, 7 is a 10 year old OS so it is time to starting figuring out how to move away from it.
 
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Old 03-10-19, 10:32 PM
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yes, "figuring out" being the operative word
i am not a big fan of 10
 
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I'm not a fan of 10 at all but I'm certainly not buying a Mac.
 
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