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

02 May 2016   #81
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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Callender....Question...... I went through the list of updates on my computer and the only one I found of those 3 you said to uninstall was KB3075851, so I uninstalled it. But you said "it fixes mess due to KB3065987" which I found also.
So the question is, should I uninstall both of those? (kb3075851 & kb3065987)??
No. Leave it alone unless you've got problems with very high RAM usage during daily scheduled windows update checks.
When I run updates, the search for updates takes about an hour, and after that it takes about an hour for each group of updates I install, whether it's for 1 update or 15 updates, it sits there and looks stupid for about an hour then it starts downloading. The download doesn't appear to be the problem, it's that initial search or whatever it is.

I saw the discussion earlier about KB2990214 being a possible cause of the slow down so I just now uninstalled that one.

OK How much RAM is too much? I have Speccy which should give me a reading. I have 8G of RAM.
I'll run a search for updates and see what Speccy says.


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02 May 2016   #82
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Callender I just ran a check for updates and amazingly it only took 2 or 3 minutes. The Ram usage was 31%. I uninstalled KB2990214 about 10 minutes before running that update check. Course I don't have a stack of updates to run right now, but an update search till now has been taking about an hour! Did uninstalling 2990214 make that difference??? Man if it did, WOW!
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02 May 2016   #83
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Callender I just ran a check for updates and amazingly it only took 2 or 3 minutes. The Ram usage was 31%. I uninstalled KB2990214 about 10 minutes before running that update check. Course I don't have a stack of updates to run right now, but an update search till now has been taking about an hour! Did uninstalling 2990214 make that difference??? Man if it did, WOW!
Thanks for letting us know.

Yes that KB2990214 WUC update is known to cause problems. One of the other later WUC's also caused problems for me but I cannot remember which one.
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02 May 2016   #84
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Callender I just ran a check for updates and amazingly it only took 2 or 3 minutes. The Ram usage was 31%. I uninstalled KB2990214 about 10 minutes before running that update check. Course I don't have a stack of updates to run right now, but an update search till now has been taking about an hour! Did uninstalling 2990214 make that difference??? Man if it did, WOW!
Thanks for letting us know.

Yes that KB2990214 WUC update is known to cause problems. One of the other later WUC's also caused problems for me but I cannot remember which one.
Well as soon as we get some new updates I'll post back with the results.
Thanks Callender!
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02 May 2016   #85
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
OK How much RAM is too much? I have Speccy which should give me a reading. I have 8G of RAM.
I'll run a search for updates and see what Speccy says.
Maybe you can see screenshots (before and after fix) of RAM usage by datastore.edb during WU checks?

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If you don't have access to VIP section of this forum here's screenshots from the above post:
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It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns-datastore-edb-after.jpg


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02 May 2016   #86
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

It does seem to be getting better,
My WU settings are Let me choose.

Did the check for updates, gave me 2 optionals within 5 minutes, heck of a lot better than the last 6 months or so.

Roy
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02 May 2016   #87
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Get this program if you have more than one machine to update
WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection

I run it and select what I want to update......Vista 7 8 etc Office...dotNet etc. It then downloads the whole lot and I copy all 20gb over to a flash drive and run it on every PC and VM I have. Much easier....
I have spent a lot of money on M$ software over the years, Operating Systems, Map Point, Auto Route, Games, Office and this is the last OS I am going to run. Seriously if it does not change direction by the time 7 is EOL I'll be running Linux Mint with Windows in a VM not updating. Have you noticed how all of the Map programs are discontinued? They don't want you running anything from your machine. They want you to run everything in the cloud. When I used to be an in home tech I was glad the mapping software was on the hard drive as driving around a large amount of the time I got a slow connection and poor signal and this was in flat as a pancake with the odd hill Indiana.


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02 May 2016   #88
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Shakes head in disbelief.
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04 May 2016   #89
alexau

10
 
 

KB2990214 WUC this have a lot of problem
Keith Urban is having a lot of concerts in 2016. Check Keith Urban tour dates
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06 May 2016   #90
lehnerus2000

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

Trying to update a W7 VM.

After 12 hours, I've managed to install KB3083710 (using the stand alone installer).
I've still got 500 MB of updates to download and install.

I guess there is no chance of using this VM to get some work done this weekend.
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