After 3 years of not updating, new software required me to update so I have been updating all available important updates. Started at 130h and then I got to the final 5.
They all appeared to install ok, computer restarted after the updates but now when I click Windows Update it doesn't go to the next screen - just hangs with the loading graphic.
I tried slimming down my startup services but the Troubleshoot just reported "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings". I've re-added services but now Troubleshoot is just hanging (currently waited 30 mins) on Detecting Problems - Checking for updates online.
I've also noticed that Windows Explorer has started acting funny - sometimes not starting and sometimes not loading the Aero graphics.
What steps should I take to try and fix my problem? Is there a way to uninstall the last batch - and is that a good/bad idea?
I renamed the Windows/SoftwareDistribution which has given me access back to Windows Update. I'm now running it again.