There is a shield with an x when I go to Windows Update. It seems to attempt to search but after hours it just keeps searching. Ive tried various "fixes" for Windows Update but nothing changes.
You can click the link below to reset Windows Update.
After the Jesse L suggestions reset option is not working. No other solutions. Re-install the operating system using Clean Installation Method.
Windows 7 Update has been broken for about half a year now... Use the WSUS Offline Update:
I have an xps8900, win7 pro that won't download anything...tried both of these fixes...neither work. It's been 3 months since I bought this computer and I haven't found anything that works so far...very frustrating.
If still not fixed natakuc4 has the answer. It is a 2-step process as he has outlined in the linked page.