I'm not particularly tech savvy so I could do with a little help. I have two laptops both of which require full Win 7 re-installs. I have discs for both, both early versions of Win 7, both 64 bit. One laptop is a retail Win 7 Home premium, the other has the original HP reinstall discs. Both install fine and go through the Microsoft/Windows update process and both get stuck after hours of updates on the 'searching for updates'. This was a known fault with the update process about 18 months ago but presumably the update still downloads as part of the updates from Microsoft. Basically means I cannot get all the newer updates as it never stops searching.
I've tried to sort this out but the solution seems to be huge edits of registry code which is crazy. Anyone able to point me in the right direction for an easier fix? The 'fix tool' doesn't seem to work. Thanks