Twice recently I’ve reinstalled Windows 7 on a machine, only for Windows Update to fail when checking for updates. On both machines it gave an error 8007000E.
The first machine (belonging to my nephew), I couldn’t fix, so left it with him with automatic updates enabled in the hope it’ll fix itself.
The second machine is this Samsung netbook. As it’s already had me over a barrel, it won’t do me over again! So onto the Internets I went… I’m not alone here, as there’s no shortage of machines in a similar situation. But luckily, Henk Hoogendoorn has blogged about it over at http://henkhoogendoorn.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/some-clients-not-updating-reporting.html and suggested that it needs a further Windows Update and a cheeky config change to get it to work.
Watch this space! As it’s on an Atom CPU, it could take some time!
It worked! The netbook happily went through the update process and found 151 updates… which took about a day to install. I guess that’s the influence of the Atom CPU ;)