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Windows Update not working after installing Win 7 Pro on my HP laptop

By jeanrdevine31 ·
I just installed Win 7 Pro on my hp-2000 laptop. Everything works great except I'm unable to get Window Updates to come through with updates. I was able to update and scan my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials but the Windows Update just won't respond with new updates. Any suggestions? I'd appreciate any help in resolving this issue.

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by FidalgoFigueiroa In reply to Windows Update not workin ...

Reboot your computer.
This is a surprisingly effective method to solve a host of computer issues and it often works for Windows Update. When you encounter an error message, reboot and try to run updates again. If you haven’t run Windows Update for some time, you might have to repeat this process several times before all updates have been installed.
Do you have enough disk space?
One scenario in which updates may fail is when your system drive is running out of space. Double-check that you have at least 10GB of free space. If that could be the culprit, perform a disk cleanup to remove files. Briefly, go to My Computer, right-click on your system drive (typically C:), select Properties, and click the Disk Cleanup button. Specify the type of files that you want to get rid of and select OK. Try to stay away from important system files.
Is malware causing the issue?
Malware can change critical system files and break Windows services. Run a malware scanner to make sure your system isn’t compromised.

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