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Windows 7: fresh install of windows 7 - hangs on checking for updates

30 Aug 2015   #1
inbflat

windows 8.1
 
 
fresh install of windows 7 - hangs on checking for updates

Hello,

I have a Toshiba laptop that will not do Windows updates. It just hangs on checking for updates. Here's what I have done.

completely wiped and reformatted hard drive
fresh install of of 2 different versions of windows 7 - Home premium - what the laptop came with, and Win 7 starter (mine), and I have the same problem with both

changed update options to check, but let me install
I've done MS fixit 50202 in aggressive mode
System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821)
I've done the stop wuauserv and bits services, deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder and restarted services.

It just hangs on checking for updates - eventually all network activity stops, cpu hangs around 50% and memory at about 60%, with all that being taken up by svhost

I even checked to see if the network adapter needed newer drivers...
the machine seems to be running fine - I can get online, and can install other programs..

CBS log attached,

Thanks for your help


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30 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Not sure if your case is the same but several people have seen the same stall and mostly because a couple hundred updates were actually being installed without notice :/

Click Start and right click the Computer listing on the right column and click on Properties,
On the bottom make sure windows is activated
If not click on activate now.
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30 Aug 2015   #3
inbflat

windows 8.1
 
 

Yep, it's activated, and I did see those posts, so I've left it running - it's now been going 90 minutes..no change, but I'll leave it going another couple of hours at least...
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