How do I fix a stuck Windows update?

Episode 947 (48:06)

Larry from Denver, CO

Larry is having trouble getting updates on Windows 7. He ran "Fixit" and it says the update database is corrupted. He tried a few other Microsoft solutions, but they haven't helped either. He's stuck and can't get new security updates.

TWiET host, Father Robert Ballecer (PadreSJ), says it's a common problem and could be a broken .NET issue. This article has a fix. There's also a cleanup tool he can download there.