Checking for latest version of windows updating software loop
It turns out the culprit was the DNS server Microsoft uses to connect to the public Internet.
Either it’s a compatibility issue with the version of OS X Yosemite or Microsoft is not aware of the problem yet. You should now be back in business and be able to download and install the updates.
Windows updates occasionally get stuck when you boot up your desktop or laptop.
That doesn’t happen often, but some users have reported that Windows Update gets stuck when stating: “We’ve got some updates for your PC.
This might take several minutes.”However, it doesn’t take several minutes as the update is stuck for hours; and the users can’t log in to Windows. If so, this is how you can log in to Windows when an update gets stuck.
Ok, this might be an obvious suggestion; but don’t assume an update is stuck too quickly.
Updating dom0 is one of the main steps in Updating Qubes OS.
In addition, updating dom0 has been made more convenient: You will be prompted on the desktop whenever new dom0 updates are available and given the choice to run the update with a single click.
Checking for Updates from the Help menu was not working.
I even tried to download the update manually, but Microsoft’s Support page behaved unresponsive, even in alternative web browsers.
If it were a major update, it would not say that it will take several minutes.
However, wait at least an hour for the update to finish.