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Windows 7: Windows Update is not loading updates

08 Nov 2010   #1
thermite99

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows Update is not loading updates

Hi,
I have just upgrade my operating system from Vista to Windows 7.

I am finding that Windows Update is not loading any updates. It just seems to hang. All the computer is saying is "Downloading Updates" and every thing stays at 0%.

Updates worked fine with Vista.

Any ideas?

Thank you.


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08 Nov 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi thermite, welcome to the forums

How long have you kept it at the 'Downloading' stage? I have noticed that depending on some updates I have experienced an extended 0% stage but after a while it began at well above 30%.


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08 Nov 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Click the link at the bottom of the page. Save the file to your desktop as flush.bat. Right click it and choose run as administrator. It resets the hosts file, releases and renews ip address, performs flushdns, resets winsock catalogs and restarts your pc. It solved windows update problems in many cases.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ound-flush.txt
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08 Nov 2010   #4
thermite99

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi thermite, welcome to the forums

How long have you kept it at the 'Downloading' stage? I have noticed that depending on some updates I have experienced an extended 0% stage but after a while it began at well above 30%.


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I have waited for over two hours for loading to start
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08 Nov 2010   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

I would try Petey7's suggestion then
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08 Nov 2010   #6
thermite99

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Click the link at the bottom of the page. Save the file to your desktop as flush.bat. Right click it and choose run as administrator. It resets the hosts file, releases and renews ip address, performs flushdns, resets winsock catalogs and restarts your pc. It solved windows update problems in many cases.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ound-flush.txt
Thanks for the answer.

I ran flush.bat. I chose to install a small update (i.e only 25kB) but it has not installed.

Any other ideas?????
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08 Nov 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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08 Nov 2010   #8
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

You may also try this MS Fix it Microsoft Fix it 50202,run it in aggressive mode

besides go to Control Panel>>Troubleshoot>>Solve problem with Windows Update

If still no effect please go Windows Update History and post here error code & message
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08 Nov 2010   #9
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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09 Nov 2010   #10
thermite99

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Thank you for the link
I have just tried the Fix WU utility. It said it "The process completed successfully." I then restart my computer but the same problem with windows update still occurred.

I will now try Flavius' suggestion.
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