Greetings, while I have been successfully able to get updates automatically on my Windows 7 install for quite some time now, however there are a few recent updates that I have not been able to complete as the download will not start. The updates seem to be left hanging with no data downloaded. The following files are the updates in question: December, 2016 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB3205402) December, 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3207752) Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.233.3603.0) I need to know.. Why are these updates not downloading, and is it safe to manually download these from MS sites and install them? edit - posted this in another thread, but dont know how to delete. sorry for double post.