K koumooo Member Joined Mar 3, 2020 Posts 13 Location Greece Mar 18, 2020 #21 got news: it worked. I was studuying the windows update log and saw that what failed was the download of a specific file "http://download.microsoft.com/v11/2/windowsupdate/redir/v6-win7sp1-wuredir.cab" tried to dl it, it worked fine with my default browser. Then tried to DL it using Interent explorer and it failed. this led me to investigate, and turns out IE was blocked by the Windows firewall. Disablign it allowed the update process to work, and got 3 updates downlaoded and installed. I got questions still: I cant find the rule blocking IE. I searched all of the rules one by one.. there was to my knowledge no such rule in place before hand, and as you may recall other updatres were being downloaded and installed ( dot net ones for example). could this be a side effect of the windows repair program? and why would it block IE with the Windows firewall?