johnsjack
1 Copper

Windows Update doesnt work New Inspiron 15 with Windows 7 and Mcafee

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.

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Moderator
Moderator

RE: Windows Update doesnt work New Inspiron 15 with Windows 7 and Mcafee

JOHNSJACK,

You can click the link below to reset Windows Update.

How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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VinOth_VingO
3 Argentium

RE: Windows Update doesnt work New Inspiron 15 with Windows 7 and Mcafee

Hi John,

After the Jesse L suggestions reset option is not working. No other solutions. Re-install the operating system using Clean Installation Method.

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Philip_Yip
6 Indium

RE: Windows Update doesnt work New Inspiron 15 with Windows 7 and Mcafee

Windows 7 Update has been broken for about half a year now... Use the WSUS Offline Update:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/wsus-offline-update/ 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
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sunland9
2 Iron

RE: Windows Update doesnt work New Inspiron 15 with Windows 7 and Mcafee

Hi,

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.

Thanks,

Sunland9

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maxd
4 Germanium

RE: Windows Update doesnt work New Inspiron 15 with Windows 7 and Mcafee

If still not fixed natakuc4 has the answer. It is a 2-step process as he has outlined in the linked page.