Windows update is being blocked from updating
I've run the Windows update troubleshooter and found nothing there.When I go into Updates in Settings on the laptop, it takes ages to search for updates and even longer to download them. It's taken 10 minutes so far and I'm still at 0% download.Could the Norton firewall be preventing the Windows updates from downloading and installing, and is there a way around this without turning the firewall off?Hello catbel Could you open your Norton dashboard then look at the upper right and click "HELP", then when the Help Center opens look under "General Information" then click about?Windows 7 and 8.1 will continue to support older chipsets, but their chip compatibility would be frozen.Users who build their own devices are most at risk – particularly those who have an aversion to Windows 10 and insist would prefer to run a previous version of the Windows operating system.We for instance installed the Windows 7 Professional SP1 Beta on our test system a while ago, but decided to remove it after a while.Windows however kept nagging at every system startup that an update was available.
The frontpage, which lists all available updates for the operating system is no longer listing the blocked update.Microsoft has reportedly started to block any updates rolling out to new processors running old versions of Windows.The Redmond technology company announced plans to roll-out the block earlier this year, however, it was unclear when the policy would be enforced.Microsoft announced the policy in January last year.Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors – as well as all new processors released on an ongoing basis – will only be supported by Windows 10.
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There are two scenarios where Windows users or admins may want to block updates from being displayed.