Just re-cased and put a new (well, newer) harddrive in this old PC I got from my brother since I just built him a new one.
Tried to put Win10 straight on it, wasn't having any of it. Managed to get 7 on there but now it won't update. Windows update just sticks on 'checking for updates...' seemingly forever. Tried every tweak, FixIt and such that I can find on Technet, no dice. Found an update that claims to fix this issue with updating, but before the standalone updater will run it says it's checking for updates on the system, where it times out and fails. Tried forcing Win10 onto the machine from microsoft's website, this also has a stage where it says 'checking for updates...' and hangs.
any ideas? Seems like every fix for updates failing requires you to do an update... which fails
The current OS is Win7 Pro x64 (valid and activated with valid OEM product key).