Go back to Windows Update Catalog, search for KB3172605. Reboot and turn on the Updater through Services/Windows Update. Windows 7 updating should be as in days of yore with a (relatively) quick update session.
I'm running windows 7 home premium, service pack 7 when i go to services it says in status that windows update is stopping and i am unable to restart it any ideas it has been this way for 2 months already???????
The download and installation was not so swift either. The updater was slow as usual checking for updates (hours) and then it informed me that there were no new updates.
This seemed unlikely so I decided to cure the slows. v=h No Ji FK7_Uk that did the trick after reading the comments section.
You’ll need to ensure your hardware supports the newer operating system (OS), back up your files, then proceed with the upgrade.