My good friend who died's dad upgraded to Windows 8, and hired me to install Windows 7 Home Premium for him, since he feels lost on 8, and is less productive on it.
I deleted the HD partition, with the Windows 7 Home Premium System Builder CD (he just payed handsomely for), recreated 1 partition (2, counting the system partition), and installed ok--no problems.
Before installing Norton Internet Security 2013 (3 P.C.s version), I looked in Windows System logs, and noticed critical errors with "Windows Search" failing; so, I went into Windows Features, and uninstalled Windows Search.
Then installed Norton, and updated, continually, until no more updates available.
I was going to apply Windows updates. I opened the control panel, and clicked on Windows Updates. The "Check for Updates" button didn't do anything.
I thought, somehow, Windows search might be needed, so re-installed this Windows Feature.
Then, it looked like the check for updates button was going to work--I saw the progress bar appear, but only for a split-second, then it disappeared. The button just doesn't do anything--not even giving an error message.
Since this is my first time working with a "system builder" version, I thought I'd ask.
Has this happened to anyone else?
He has an HP Pavilion a6857c with 8G and a 1T hd (Seagate).
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Go into the control panel, security section and enable updates.
If the updates are disabled, you won't be able to check when you push the button.
Also turn off the antivirus and try again. The anti virus might be blocking the connection.
I got it. I had to reformat, and not mess with Windows Search, this time.
I don't know why Search was bombing out every few minutes the first time; but, before the 2nd install, I cleaned the disk...maybe I got done it by a dust speck!
That's the last time I turn off the Windows Feature, Windows Search!!