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

26 Apr 2016   #61
lehnerus2000

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

I tried to update my laptop yesterday (W7 Home Premium).

After ~10 hours, it still hadn't started to download any of the selected updates.


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27 Apr 2016   #62
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I tried to update my laptop yesterday (W7 Home Premium).

After ~10 hours, it still hadn't started to download any of the selected updates.
Suggest:

Run this command from an Elevated Command Prompt - use Powershell.

get-hotfix -id KB2990214,KB305026,KB3065987,KB3075851,KB3083324,KB3083710,KB3102810,KB3112343,KB3135445,KB3138612

If KB2990214 shows up it may well be the problem. Here's my results and Windows Updates works just fine:
It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns-installed-wuc-updates.jpg
RE: Installing Windows Update Clients. It's neccessary to stop Windows Update Service, pre-download the WUC standalone installer and install it offline.


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27 Apr 2016   #63
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Try the quoted process to get April's updates,
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update
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27 Apr 2016   #64
lehnerus2000

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

It took another ~6 hours to get the updates, but they did finally arrive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I tried to update my laptop yesterday (W7 Home Premium).

After ~10 hours, it still hadn't started to download any of the selected updates.
Suggest:

Run this command from an Elevated Command Prompt - use Powershell.

get-hotfix -id KB2990214,KB305026,KB3065987,KB3075851,KB3083324,KB3083710,KB3102810,KB3112343,KB3135445,KB3138612

If KB2990214 shows up it may well be the problem. Here's my results and Windows Updates works just fine:
Attachment 385734
RE: Installing Windows Update Clients. It's neccessary to stop Windows Update Service, pre-download the WUC standalone installer and install it offline.
Thanks for the tip.
It will probably come in handy next month (if the laptop can't upgrade to W10).
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27 Apr 2016   #65
Vocalpoint

Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=Callender;3242811]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
If KB2990214 shows up it may well be the problem.
Ran this PS item and I do not see KB2990214 at all.

And my Windows Update took forever to complete a week or two ago.

VP
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27 Apr 2016   #66
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Time for Microsoft to fix the Windows Seven update mess? Forget about it, they couldn't care less. They want you to upgrade to to Windows Ten. Linux is the solution.
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27 Apr 2016   #67
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), Lubuntu (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Time for Microsoft to fix the Windows Seven update mess? Forget about it, they couldn't care less. They want you to upgrade to to Windows Ten. Linux is the solution.
It certainly was for me. I switched to GNU/Linux Lubuntu and I found that it was fairly easy to use, and I'm not a geek or anything either.

After a few long nights I had everything set up the way that I wanted, dual booting with Windows 7, and Lubuntu all set up the best way for me. If anyone doubts that they can get a good Lubuntu switchover, trust me: it's more than possible.
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27 Apr 2016   #68
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

[QUOTE=Vocalpoint;3242904]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
If KB2990214 shows up it may well be the problem.
Ran this PS item and I do not see KB2990214 at all.

And my Windows Update took forever to complete a week or two ago.

VP
How many versions of WUC do you see?
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27 Apr 2016   #69
CarlSD

Win 7 Professional 64 (Main PC)/Win 7 Home Premium 32 (Laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Time for Microsoft to fix the Windows Seven update mess? Forget about it, they couldn't care less. They want you to upgrade to to Windows Ten. Linux is the solution.
And, that means everyone...

Windows 10 interrupts a live TV broadcast with an unwanted upgrade



I'm now running a Linux Mint/Windows 7 dual boot, Windows 7 is at SP1 level only with no Internet access and only used for games and a few other programs with no Linux equivalent.

No more Patch Tuesday or Windows 10 nag worries for me.
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27 Apr 2016   #70
Vocalpoint

Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
How many versions of WUC do you see?
What KB # is that?

What do I need to be looking for? And where?

VP
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