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Windows 7: Is anyone having trouble searching for windows updates lately?

31 Aug 2014   #1
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Is anyone having trouble searching for windows updates lately?

I have noticed for the past several days searching for windows updates will sometimes time out and I will get an error code. (alass it is working right now and I did not get the error code number) Then If I wait an hour or so and try again it will say no updates available.

Just seems like Microsoft update server is getting hit hard lately.


Maybe something to do with the botched updates out there?


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31 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No problems here with WU. I do it manually about 3 to 4 times a day. Maybe it is our locations and what server we end up with.

I'm close to Cleveland.
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01 Sep 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you. I can now search fine for awhile now. Maybe just something was up there for a little bit or I accessed it during peak time.
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01 Sep 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

With all the people moving from XP to Windows 7 all the updating could be putting a strain on Microsoft's Servers.
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01 Sep 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No issues here yesterday I checked after loading an optional update that applied to sp1 stuff it went okay :/
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01 Sep 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
With all the people moving from XP to Windows 7 all the updating could be putting a strain on Microsoft's Servers.
That could be it too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
No issues here yesterday I checked after loading an optional update that applied to sp1 stuff it went okay :/
Thanks for the info. So far it has been going fine for awhile now, so must have been that or it was during peak time.
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04 Sep 2014   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Search for windows updates

It seems that there has been issues for some users.

See: Resolve August's Windows Update error 80246002 | www.winhelp.us

After the last round of updates I found high RAM usage after rebooting caused by Windows Update Service.

I ran a couple of fixes to reset and repair WU and then it worked correctly.
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04 Sep 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ya I am getting this every now and then, I looked online and lots of people are saying it has to do with using an alternate dns service like google or open dns.

I am using open dns so I contacted support to see if it is them or microsoft.
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