Windows® 7 update does not work
Why Windows updates don't work at times? What are the advantages of installing Windows 7 updates?
To keep your system up to date with advanced drivers and other system updates, you need to go through different websites and look up for appropriate updates in your system. The Microsoft Windows 7 when installed in your system, prevents the need of searching websites for making updates in your system. This is made possible with a free, built-in service of the Operating System called Windows 7 updates. The service helps you in keeping your system more secure and reliable and also provides compatibility with devices. You could use the Microsoft Windows 7 updates for automatically downloading and installing essential updates in your system. You could also use the service for reviewing updates before they are being installed. With this, you need not have to waste much time in searching websites to get the system updated.
Here are some reasons for Microsoft Windows 7 updates not working in the system:
- Infections in the system
- Background programs
- Improper DNS settings
Infections in the system
Infections in the system might be the most possible reason for the Windows 7 updates not working in your system. Your system may have been infected with accessing some infected websites. If you open some spam e-mails sent by some system hijackers, you could the system may be infected seriously. These infections included Trojans, viruses and spam etc. When these infections enter into your system, they damage your system files and could change system settings without your permission. The Windows 7 updates files could also get damaged with these infections and you can't use the setting due to this particular reason.
As you know, there are a lot of programs running in your system simultaneously. The system could be performing some tasks in the background. These background programs might disrupt the working of Microsoft Windows 7 updates in your system. These include some antivirus programs or firewalls. The firewall is integrated in your system with Microsoft Windows 7 to prevent the system from getting some changes. As you attempt to install a new update with the Microsoft Windows 7 update, the firewall could start blocking the installation. It could also block the accessing of the Windows Update site in the system to prevent any type of infections in the system.
One possible reason behind the Microsoft Windows 7 update not working in the system might be the improper DNS settings in the system TCP/IP properties. With this, you could not get access to Windows updates in the system. This issue usually happens as a result of installing new hardware router or some Internet Sharing software like Windows Internet Connection Sharing feature in the system. If the system is having TCP/IP properties set manually, you could get DNS issues in the system. It could occur as a result of sharing device handling the DNS duties as part of their sharing functions.
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