Windows 7 not updating
If you’re still having problems, make sure to check out our previous posts on removing and reinstalling all Windows Updates, fixing Windows Update Error Code 0x80072efe, and fixing Windows Update Error Code 8E5E03FA.
* * If the problem is fixed, close the troubleshooter and check for Windows updates again.
Here's how to manage automatic updating in Windows 7 (articles already exist on how to do this for Vista and XP).
First, click the Start button, then click Control Panel on the right side of the menu. Click System and Security (outlined in red.)You can click on any of the images in this article to get a larger version. Note that under this heading, there are a number of options.
These options, available elsewhere, will be explained later.
Underneath the available updates, information in the main Windows Update screen is an option (under the information about when the most recent update check was made) to check your update history.
If you're not sure what each update does, click on it and you will be presented with a description in the right-hand pane.
In this case, I clicked on "Office Live add-in 1.4" and got the information shown at right.
Once you have deleted everything, go back to the Services dialog and right-click on the Windows Update service and choose Start.
All the files and folders will be re-created and hopefully you can start downloading updates for your PC.
Click the Change settings button to bring up the above window.