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Windows 7: New HDD--fresh install win 7---won't update

02 Mar 2016   #1
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 
New HDD--fresh install win 7---won't update

Just installed a new hdd in my laptop and installed the 3 yr old version of win 7 pro without problems. I activated it after install but now it won't update. Control panel>system>windows update results in many hours of searching for updates without success. I need some help with this. I'm certain from searches that this is common. My hope is that a fix is also common

thanks


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02 Mar 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sometimes it can take hours, don`t worry about the updates yet, they`ll come. Just install your software and use the pc for now.

And have windows update set like this.


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02 Mar 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep it has been pretty common unfortunately
Couple things to try is,
Install this update client manually,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445

Also with the Install Recommended updates the same as as Important updates Unchecked
Set it to automatic,
Restart your machine,
Then click on start and type in the search box
Services click on the suggestion or enter key
Make sure these services are running and on automatic
Background intelligent transfer services
Cryptographic
Windows installer
Windows Update

You might also install this net framework manually as well
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=42642
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04 Mar 2016   #4
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yep it has been pretty common unfortunately
Couple things to try is,
Install this update client manually,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445

Also with the Install Recommended updates the same as as Important updates Unchecked
Set it to automatic,
Restart your machine,
Then click on start and type in the search box
Services click on the suggestion or enter key
Make sure these services are running and on automatic
Background intelligent transfer services
Cryptographic
Windows installer
Windows Update

You might also install this net framework manually as well
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=42642
neither download has helped. this is a 3 yr old disc so i know there are hundreds of updates that need to be done. I've let the search for updates run for 16 hours with no results. perhaps MS has shut down it's updates for 7?
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04 Mar 2016   #5
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Sometimes it can take hours, don`t worry about the updates yet, they`ll come. Just install your software and use the pc for now.

And have windows update set like this.
multiple shut down and reboots along with 16 hours of letting the search for updates run has resulted in nothing. This windows 7 disc is 3 years old so I know there are hundreds of updates available.
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04 Mar 2016   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I have seen it take more than 24 hours. But manually installing the latest Windows Update Client should shorten that to less than an hour. Here is the WU client for March 2016. KB3138612

edit: see this post: Latest Windows Update Client - Windows Update Agent
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04 Mar 2016   #7
dunkinidaho

windows 7 prof 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I have seen it take more than 24 hours. But manually installing the latest Windows Update Client should shorten that to less than an hour. Here is the WU client for March 2016. KB3138612

edit: see this post: Latest Windows Update Client - Windows Update Agent

Tried to download kb3138612 but pop up says the browser is out of date. I'll just forget the whole thing. Giving this laptop away for nothing anyway.

Thanks for the advice
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04 Mar 2016   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Sometimes it can take hours, don`t worry about the updates yet, they`ll come. Just install your software and use the pc for now.

And have windows update set like this.
Unfortunately, the computer might be useless for any other task once the Windows Update process starts. The update process can consume all available RAM while maxing out the CPU. It won't release the RAM to other processes (as indicated by the OS notifying the user of low resources and confirmed by the utility named RAMMap). Maybe this does not happen on all computers, but I've seen it and there have been posts to that mention the CPU/RAM issues.

:-(
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18 Apr 2016   #9
dusk85

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
new HDD- fresh install windows 7

Dunkinidaho,
I faced the same issue as yours. What I did is very simple.

1)Re-install the OS and do not activate it yet.
2)Once installation is done, check for the 4 services as per mentioned above (make sure they are running).
3)Make sure the setting in windows update is set to automatic.
4)Click on "Start" and type "Turn Windows Feature on/off". Make sure "Microsoft .net Framework 3.5.1" is checked. (this part is crucial)
5)Several restarts will be required eg' ! beside the shutdown option

Once these are done, try to check for windows update. Note(Updates might take a very long time eg' the whole night)
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19 Apr 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Actually the issues have been pretty much narrowed down for clean installs and simply updating
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update
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