Problems with Windows updates

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Bob Coxner, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    13" 2011 MBA, Win 7 Pro and boot camp.

    I can never seem to install Windows updates in the regular fashion. It starts the download but always stalls about 1/3 of the way through. The only way I can get to install them is to do it manually by individually downloading the files from the Microsoft website. They do install since when I go back to Control Panel-Windows Updates it shows no more available for download.

    I have a somewhat similar problem with Microsoft Security Essentials. When it tries to update, it downloads ok but then appears to hang during the install. I can let it go for hours but it never says the update install was completed. But, if I wait a few minutes and then cancel the install, and then check the status it shows that the update was indeed installed.

    Anyone else having these problems? Any suggestions?
  2. Bob Coxner thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011

    I continue to have the same problems. It would really be helpful to know if I'm alone or this is a common issue.

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