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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset

12 May 2016   #210

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi Shawn
These services are interesting
After running option 3 here all were either on auto or auto delayed start only the installer was manual
Background intelligent transfer services
Windows installer
Windows update

Today I noticed
Background intelligent transfer services
Was set at Manual as well as installer :/
Does that sound right
Settings being set at Check for update but let me decide whether to download and install them.

Seems Background.... would stay on auto delayed start or auto ?

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12 May 2016   #211

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hey Mike,

Yeah, the .bat file will change them to automatic and start to make sure it's running afterwards for Windows Update, but it won't hurt anything to change them from manual since Windows will still automatically stop and run them as needed.
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12 May 2016   #212

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Okay just checking I thought it was an interesting change in settings
Good to know it's normal
Great .bat by the way
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12 May 2016   #213

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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16 May 2016   #214

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoverDawg View Post
Just wanted to post I did everything under the sun to try and solve this problem and got it to finally work in my situation. Wanted to post my findings.

Dell Precision M6400 Clean install of Windows 7 Pro.

After a clean install (installed a SSD) and Windows update installed the update agent to 7.6.7600.320 windows update would get stuck at "checking for updates" and would never do anything else.

How I solved it:

I am not sure what exactly solved it. However, this is the combined methods that ended up fixing it for me.

1. Performed all 3 options on first page of this forum (trying windows update between each one and problem persisted).
2. Installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology v9.6.0.1014 from Dell.
3. Installed this update manually
4. Installed this update manually
5. Attempted step 1 again and then tried windows update with same problem.
6. Noticed there were a couple devices in device manager without drivers so installed those from the Dell website which consisted of multimedia card slot, graphics card(wasn't missing but was using standard vga), wifi card(wasn't missing but updated it anyways) and security control point. I think I also updated the chipset driver which fixed a couple missing devices in device manager.
7. Performed step 1 again and attempted windows update and BAM windows found updates and installed. Windows update now works.

Why did this problem happen from a clean install? My assumption was that windows update was hanging on trying to locate driver(s) for the missing device(s) in device manager and was "hanging" on one or more of those missing devices.

Good luck!

UPDATE: 2-22-2016

Confirmed with another Dell machine. I did the following to get windows updates to work.

1. Perform step 3 above. Reboot when prompted.
2. Perform step 4 above. Open up windows updates and it should work.

Good luck!
Your post was the Miracle Cure for fixing my broken Windows Updates. Thanks a ton, RoverDawg

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18 May 2016   #215

win7 pro 64

I just want to say thanks for making those batch files. I tried #2 then #3 which finally got rid of the stupid "Install updates" thing. Hopefully I can turn on automatic updates again (I had hidden that one that keeps hassling you about upgrading to 10, looks like I might have to hide it again but that's OK).
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18 May 2016   #216

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome dirthawker, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, the tutorial below should be able to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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19 May 2016   #217

win7 pro 64

Done! and thanks again.
All the trouble started when I originally hid KB3035583 and a couple other annoying "recommended" updates to stop it from bugging me about Win10. Microsoft Fixit didn't, nor did a few other things I tried. Yours worked.
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19 May 2016   #218

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm glad it could help.
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16 Jun 2016   #219


Today exactly 6 years this thread started and still very very helpfull.
I had to run the .bat files a few times before it didnt give me any errors. Now windows is installing 174 updates.

Can we give Brink an applause for his 6 year lustrum!
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