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Windows 7: Updater never stops checking, fresh install, 2 computers.

27 Oct 2015   #11
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

I'm also talking about win7, and not win10.


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27 Oct 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

fusk what we are saying is updates for Windows 7 can take a very long time.
Many many hours.
If your system and ISP are working properly it can and most likely take a long time.
Once your systems requests updates and a Microsoft server picks up the request it will depend on how busy that Microsoft server is.
I'm thinking those Microsoft servers are very busy giving away W-10.

If everything on your end is working properly I know of no cure for this problem except waiting for the download to complete.
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27 Oct 2015   #13
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

I just wanted to clear up any misunderstanding. When i questioned it saying 10+ and he was talking about running win10 with slow updates. Just making sure he didn't think i was talking about win10.

I've reinstalled the system ~6 times over a few days to try and resolve the problem, not once have i had issues with updates coming in slow. Which means it has to be that specific update, and it fails because it's slow?
But also note that i mentioned the update to win update failed and the issue starts afterwards. So i'm thinking it's unrelated to the speed of the update servers.

That's why i'm sceptic of the overloaded server being the cause.

Or did i misunderstand something ?
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27 Oct 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fusk View Post
...I've reinstalled the system ~6 times over a few days to try and resolve the problem, not once have i had issues with updates coming in slow.
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That's why i'm sceptic of the overloaded server being the cause.

Or did i misunderstand something ?
Did you happen to take note of which WU servers you were connecting to? There are a lot of them.

I have taken a W7 virtual machine that only had SP1 and fully patched it dozens of times this year. Sometimes the list of patches is built within 20 minutes - sometimes 20 hours.

I've tried several variations - like skipping the Windows Update Agent patch that it tells me it needs before getting the list of patches. Instead, I installed the latest Windows Update Client*... then tried to get the list of needed patches. I've also watched the network traffic with Wireshark. More than once - I have watched that network traffic for the full 20+ minutes until the list came in. Very little traffic flowed and the Wireshark captures did not help me know why it takes hours some times.

*MS changed the name from agent to client.

So - no matter what the cause is - the answer is the same: be patient.

If you cannot be patient, then keep restarting the computer and manually asking for the list of updates until you happen to get a WU server that likes you.
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27 Oct 2015   #15
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

I see. No i do not know of the wu server. So that might explain things. But so far we're only assuming that is the problem. But i'll try patience.
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27 Oct 2015   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fusk View Post
I see. No i do not know of the wu server. So that might explain things. But so far we're only assuming that is the problem. But i'll try patience.
I agree with the rest of the replies Fusk. Windows 7 updates have been painfully slow lately. I regularly set up new VM's and my last one took around 8 hours before it even picked up the first load of updates.

There's nothing you can do other than wait.

After you've installed all the updates and activated Windows, take a system image and store it away on a separate disk. Then in future you can use that when you need a new install. It'll save you having to download hundreds of updates again.
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27 Oct 2015   #17
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fusk View Post
I see. No i do not know of the wu server. So that might explain things. But so far we're only assuming that is the problem. But i'll try patience.
Patience is a virtue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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27 Oct 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

With Windows Updates patience is not only a virtue it is necessary.
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28 Oct 2015   #19
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

I've never experienced that before. That's why i had difficulties accepting that as the answer.
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02 Nov 2015   #20
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

The patience thingie might have been the solution.
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