First of all, I'm not sure this is suppose to be in this section, might have to repost this in the network or internet section or something, but here goes:
For any microsoft related updates, it never gets connected (seems to be). Like when I try to do windows update, it stays at the searching for components needed to be updated stage and never gets the search done if it ever started. I also tried windows defender update, it never gets updated. The same thing with when I try to update IE with a manual download, it gets stuck at the stage where u connect to microsoft to get the stuff downloaded during installation (so not the downloading installation file part). I'm not sure if this is caused by their server maintenance or not, if so, just consider this as another dumb question lol. Thanks for all the help.