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Windows 7: Can't do Windows Update

17 Sep 2016   #1
compiler

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
Can't do Windows Update

I have two laptops, one with W7 Home and the other with W7 Pro. A few months ago, both suddenly had trouble doing Windows Updates. It would be searching for updates forever or if there were updates identified, it would say downloading 0% forever. I ended up doing a repair/install of Windows and that seemed to work, although it required many hours of installing updates.

Well, both computers are doing that again. I have tried all sorts of stuff, but cannot seem to solve the problem.

My question: I assume I can use WSUS Offline. Do I specify SP1 when I d/l updates via WSUS? Also, lets say it d/l 400 updates bur 350 are already installed. Will it just install the remaining 50 and hence not take too long? If so, that may be my new way of updating my machines.

Of course, suggestions are appreciated!

Mel (fed up!)

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17 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
It's a lot easier to clean install these days with the unofficial sp2
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3125574 & KB3172605 all can be downloaded from the catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

After restart you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and set to manual first too or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.
Can't do Windows Update-service-stop-windows-update.jpg

Afterwards reset the windows updates service to what it was before and update settings to your preference and check for updates
Should be only 50 or so updates left to install.

I have all three updates needed on my OneDrive too if you can't or don't want to deal with the catalog
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsjD7o6P3KLKj2TjShn8-SumV1rr


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