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Windows 7: Windows Updates will run forever and svchost

14 Aug 2015   #1
styler2go

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Updates will run forever and svchost

Hello,

I have a freshly installed (NOT YET ACTIVATED, i want to try it before buying) Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64.
The first thing i noticed was, that there is a process "svchost" which takes 25% CPU load (That's 100% for the first core) and 1,4GB RAM. What can cause this?

The other problem i encountered was, that i can't install Windows Update, .Net Framework 4.0 or "WinFuture Update Packs". Generally, have the feeling that it's anything deeper in Windows.

Can anyone help me on that problem?


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14 Aug 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum styler2go.

Where did you get your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate?

Do you have the proper COA key to activate Windows 7?
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14 Aug 2015   #3
styler2go

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

as i said, i don't have any key yet. The ISO file is the official Microsoft ISO image.
Windows is not activated. I am just considering to buy it.

Is it a problem to download updates without activating/buying it first?

Greetings,
styler2go
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14 Aug 2015   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Technically, it's a breach of the licensing terms - but MS turns a blind eye to it as a rule.
Bear in mind that Win10 is cheaper - at least for the initial purchase - and a more up-to-date OS.
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14 Aug 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I'm asking is; where did you get your official Windows 7 Ultimate ISO.

The reason I ask is their are some places that claim to have a official ISO and they are not. If they are not you will have all kinds of problems.

A bad ISO will keep you in problems until you are collecting Social Security and maybe longer.
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14 Aug 2015   #6
LT Mike

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Exacly the same problem, original Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit fresh install on Dell N5010. Activated and updated till SP1. After that, same symptoms with svchost and endless checking for updates without any result.

Help help help!
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14 Aug 2015   #7
styler2go

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the update search running for around 8 hours and then it finally gave a result (130 updates).

Maybe just let it run through the night and check back when you wake up!
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