Users of Windows 7 may have noticed May 2016 updates were not working properly with their machines. Some media posts have accused Microsoft of sabotaging the updates.
We have Windows 7 x86 installed on an old Toshiba A70 machine which cannot run Windows 8 or above..Toshiba used obsolete DX6 hardware which is below the Windows XP DX9 hardware specification. This type of problem was the reason for the much maligned Windows experience index in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
The problem seems to stem from Microsoft’s desire to push Windows 10 onto more machines. Unfortunately our Toshiba A70 cannot run a more recent version of Windows.
To fix the problem there are 2 updates, one for he 32-bit version and one for the 64-bit version of Windows 7. You need to use Internet Explorer to get the updates.
This update is slow to install but once its complete Windows will begin to download updates properly.
You may need to manually run Windows update if the automatic update is faulty.