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Windows 7: It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns

22 Jun 2016   #221
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You mean I have to do a system image before the updates? Cuz it's going on an hour and a half now, and still no progress.


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22 Jun 2016   #222
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep but too late now,
I would switch your update settings to never check for updates and restart.
Then download and manually install the June update client in this rollup
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161647
Main download page,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161608

Win-7 32bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=52976
Win-7 64bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=52974
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22 Jun 2016   #223
Blaine109

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ended up downloading WSUS Offline Updater. Ran the updater and it downloaded all the updates. Ran the installer and it froze/hung. I remember reading that it will install IE11 before installing updates but did not do so. So I manually installed IE11 and reran the WSUS Installer and it worked. It installed 130+ updates.

Restarted computer and just checked to see if Windows Update would work and it did. It immediately found several updates. Currently installing them.

Maybe Windows Update has an issue if you have an older IE installed? My fresh Windows 7 SP1 had IE9 so who knows.

WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection
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23 Jun 2016   #224
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What's the incentive to get any of these "roll-ups" other than to possibly save time by not having to download a bunch of updates individually?
I suspect that if you install the Update Pack your final clean W7 installation will be slightly smaller, than if you install the 200+ individual updates (despite the WU Cleaner tool).

Also, I don't remember having to perform dozens of reboots (when I used the Update Pack on a VM).
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23 Jun 2016   #225
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Well, I can't say that MS has sped up anything. I've had WU downloading the latest updates for over an hour and it's still at 0%.

Getting a little tired of this...
Same deal here, left it running for many hours and its still, "checking for updates". Mine seems to be hit or miss. Sometimes its almost normal other times it takes days to even find the updates, let alone download and install them. Luckily for me, its only a test machine for the GWX stuff. I only ever turn it on once or twice a week to see if anything changed since I declined the offer.
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23 Jun 2016   #226
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

No sign of GWX after finally installing the rollup update today. It's a shame that something as simple as applying a patch has to be undertaken with so much finger-crossing.
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26 Jun 2016   #227
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Just wanted to post my results with the updating of KB3161608, see: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 14th 2016 | Post #38
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27 Jun 2016   #228
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
No sign of GWX after finally installing the roll-up update today. It's a shame that something as simple as applying a patch has to be undertaken with so much finger-crossing.
Finger crossing? I tried that years ago, and the result was disastrous! That's about as effective as praying to a little stone idol.
It takes positive moves, like doing a C: drive backup before ever accepting any updates to your computer.
That way, if an update goes South, you can just do a quick Restore of your last backup and in just a few minutes, you're back up and running as if nothing ever happened.
I went one step further, after installing Windows 7, and getting the first batch of updates.....
I turned OFF MS Updates.

I downloaded and installed both Dot Net 4.? and I.E. 11 for Win-7 today and of course got the "GWX" popup banner, which I promptly X'ed out.
Operating a PC today is a lot like shooting Skeet.... you've got to keep your eyes open.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage
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05 Jul 2016   #229
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Here's some news:

In my never ending quest to do stupid things, I installed Win 10 on an old machine I had laying around...

Now, I had always thought that the Win 7 update slowdowns were a ploy by MS to make us frustrated and fed up, and get us to switch to Win 10, where presumably the updates were faster.

Imagine my surprise when it took the better part of ten hours to get just the Win 10 updates to install Win 10, never mind the install and a second seven hour update procedure.

Apparently, the update service is bad all around. So much for my conspiracy theories. (*Takes off tinfoil hat*)
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05 Jul 2016   #230
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For the last couple of day my Windows 7 and MSE updates have been working just great as they should be. Maybe Microsoft has shifted their update priority again.
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