Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows Update - Download Standalone MSU Installer File

18 Jun 2015   #20

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Hi, Then how to check whether all updates are installed.
Is there a complete list of files that contain all the updates and in the same order that it gives in view installed updates so that one could easily find the missing updates and manually update as per your tutorial.
If the order is not , then it will be another lengthy process of ticking each one.
If the checksur.log contains nil error what that means? Should we take that all are installed

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2015   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

View Update History will show you since the successfully installed updates are listed as well.

The best way to tell is if after you check for updates, there are none available to install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2015   #22

All Windows operating systems
Manual vs Automatic

Here's something weird that I experienced this weekend installing Microsoft Security Updates on Windows 2008R2 and 2012R2 servers.
Installing the updates through the Windows Update program, the 8 to 11 updates installed quickly. Usually in less than 8 minutes.
But if I tried to install by grabbing the Windows Update MSU file from Microsoft, then double-click on that MSU file, the system would just sit and sit and sit on the "checking for updates" message. Sometimes 30-45 minutes. Then finally, pop up a message asking me if I want to install this update. Of course, after waiting for almost an hour for it to figure out what to do, of course I hit yes...
My question is; why does it take SOOOOOO much longer to install the exact same updates individually from the MSU files than it does through Windows Update?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2015   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ekummel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually, installing from a MSU would be faster since you don't have to wait on the Windows Update to download the update before installing.

I suppose something else could have been interfering causing a delay, but you could check the Windows Update log to see if anything may stand out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows Update - Download Standalone MSU Installer File

Tutorial Tools Search this Tutorial
Search this Tutorial:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Unable to update windows (even standalone)
Hello! I've never really had an issue with an update, that is until the KB3004394 issue. During that time, I fought with my system quite hard and eventually uninstalled that update. However, I appear to have damaged something else in the process, as I am now unable to install certain windows...
Windows Updates & Activation
Standalone Windows 7 Download Manager with Scheduler IE9?
Can anyone recommend a Standalone Windows 7 Download Manager with Scheduler that can be run without affecting IE9? I get unlimited downloads after midnight, but I'm often to tired to set them running! :sleepy:
Can't install updates using windows update or standalone update
I haven't been able to install any updates since jan 11 of this year. I have been on the road for a few weeks and I tried to figure out the problem once I got back. When a update is being installed it will stall we will say at 95%. I have looked in the log files and this is what I find. From...
Windows Updates & Activation
Fix Windows Update, corrupt file in C:\Windows\Installer
Hi. Windows Update has not been working on my Win7 x64 Ultimate PC. I was too busy during the school semester to address the issue, so the issue has been around for a while. I have cleaned out all the issues in the Action Center. I used the Update Troubleshooter. It reported "Repair Windows...
Windows Updates & Activation
Which standalone file am I supposed to download?
After doing a clean install and updating everything on a Windows 7 Pro x64 system I tried to install SP1 and it got about 20% of the way downloaded and just hung. Makes me really nervous, so I'd prefer to download the complete standalone. I went to the site recommended, clicked "continue" and...
Windows Updates & Activation
cannot download standalone win7 SP1
link here. when I click continue it just loops back to the...
Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App