Windows Update doesn't recieve updates

mitch23

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Hi Guys,
Everytime I run windows update for Windows 8.1 it gets stuck and displays checking for updates... this process never stops until I close the program. I have tried the Windows PowerShell module solution but that did not work.

Was wondering if anyone has encountered this problem before and what I can do to fix it?

Here are screen captures of the problem: http://imgur.com/a/fKldq

Thanks
 

Th3R3ALaSSaSSin4

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You dont have to update with start apps,you can just update on control panel:
Go to start button and right click>Control Pannel and search Updates,click it and check for updates.
Its same like windows 7.
 

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I've been doing this the whole time... I dont think you properly read what I wrote. When I go to check for updates no updates appear ever. Windows has not given me updates for over 3 months.
 

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No my computer has never been updated before since Installing Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 in March 2015.
 

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Yes I have. If I leave Windows Update to check for updates about 30 minutes later it will come up with that error code.
 

Th3R3ALaSSaSSin4

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Look at the bottom of this thread:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/afc7f693-f742-402f-b513-063989b79c2f/windows-81-enterprise-windows-updates

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/2d191bcd-3308-4edd-9de2-88dff796b0bc
1.) Copy the whole module folder (after unzipping) to %WINDIR%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules
2.) Start up PowerShell ISE as admin from admin tools
3.) Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
4.) Import-Module PSWindowsUpdate
5.) Get-WUInstall
6.) The rest should be automated with some prompts

Edit:Im doing the official 1.8 update right now,its about 900 MB and i didnt experienced any errors,maby the thread may help you.
 

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Found the solution, it was in this thread: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_update/error-code-8024a008-when-trying-to-check-for/c1cc5a2f-9821-4072-bfcc-3b41c1717f6d?page=8&tm=1433245827281

This issue can be resolved by re-running OOBE with sysprep then repairing Windows Update using the Fix-It utility.

1. Open a command prompt window and run the following command:
%systemroot%\System32\Sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe
If the command is successful your computer will shut down when done, goto step 2. If the command fails, proceed to step 1b.

1b. Open regedit and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup
If there is a dword named "Upgrade" delete it. Note, there is also a subkey named "Upgrade" DO NOT delete it. In my case the "RollbackActive" dword was set to "1" so I changed it to "0". Reboot and try step 1 again.

2. Startup your computer and complete OOBE. Unlike the upgrade OOBE you will not be able to select an existing user account to use. Instead, create a throwaway account you can delete later.

3. Once you reach the desktop, navigate to:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\All Categories
Right click on "Windows Update" and select "Run as administrator". Reboot when the Fix-It is finished.

Windows Update should now function normally.
 

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