Why is windows not updating
During this period, Windows won’t automatically download and install the Anniversary Update or any other major new builds.
To check if you’re within that 30 day period, head to Settings Recovery.
Most often, these types of problems are due to a software conflict or a preexisting issue that simply wasn't brought to light until the Windows updates started installing.
Much more rarely they're caused by a mistake on Microsoft's part regarding the update itself.
Giving the tool administrative privileges helps ensure that it can delete files in the download cache.
The troubleshooter works through its process and then lets you know whether it could identify and fix the problem.
Sometimes updates will error out, or sometimes Windows Update may just get stuck “searching for updates” forever. Windows includes a built-in troubleshooter that may be able to help fix a stuck update.
It’s the easiest method to try, so go ahead and run it first.
That’s because you have 30 days to downgrade to your previous version of Windows.If you see a “Go back to Windows 7”, “Go back to Windows 8.1”, or “Go back to an earlier build” option here, you’re within that downgrade period.If you don’t see any option to roll back here, this isn’t your problem.It never stops "searching for updates" until I close or end the program. Attempted to install updates manually, it hangs on "searching for updates on this computer". Even when trying to install the system update readiness tool does not work. Thank you I decided to start over, even installed a new, factory fresh hard drive (I have planned to do this in the future and thought this would be a good time to do it).
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, SP1 from an original windows disk.
For a while now I've noticed my updates aren't actually going anywhere.