Can I get my lost time back, please?
Wasted hours yesterday, trying to update a new Win7 install so it can go out to the client. I went through all the hoops (also was not able initially to install the System Update Readiness Tool, until I found a suggestion to turn off the Windows firewall), to no avail. Kept getting "Windows Update encountered and unknown error" messages. Trying to get help by clicking on the link, would give "Microsoft.com is not responding" errors, which led me to believe that the update servers were overwhelmed. Hence my continuous attempts, hoping to squeeze in during a rare lull.
Strangely enough, doing this morning's update also successfully installed a device (that only the user (non-admin) account encountered. Device Manager did not know about any problem devices (it supposedly was a USB Root Hub). Even making the user an administrator did not resolve that issue.
There is still one optional update (Intel graphics adapter) that refuses to install, but at least the machine can go out today.
--------> Would like to nuke Windows, of course.