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

21 Oct 2015   #1
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 
Updater never stops checking, fresh install, 2 computers.

I have 2 machines i've just reinstalled win7 on because win update wouldn't work on any of them after sp1 has been installed. I've now tried installing a copy incl. sp1. But same problem.
I've tried this.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2714434/da

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
sfc /scannow
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821/da
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/da

These "solutions" are those ms support emailed me, as my hours of goggling didn't yield any result.
Nothing helped on either machine. One is 32bit
win7 starter and the other 64bit win7 home prem. On my desktop i run win10 which updates fine.



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21 Oct 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Lets try fixing one computer at a time. Other wise it will be total confusion.
You pick which one and stay with it until it's fixed.
Complete this tutorial. The information will be need by our expert Noel.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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21 Oct 2015   #3
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, they're both legit. Step 1 is running, if i remember correctly it'll never finish. So far it's been going for ~10 min. But you never know, maybe this 6'th attempt is the one that works.
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21 Oct 2015   #4
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Okay. I ran through the instructions. Did both machines because why not. Pick which ever you think is the most interesting one and we can take them one by one.
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25 Oct 2015   #5
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Bump
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26 Oct 2015   #6
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

Hi fusk & welcome to the forum.
How long did you let windows update run? Updates are ridiculously slow lately (maybe all server action with win10) many hours.
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26 Oct 2015   #7
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

@wben353 I've let them run for at least an hour. However, note that all previous updates made the same day went fine. Updating a fresh pre sp1 install to latest.
But yesterday i noticed the problem happens when it needs to install an update to windows update. It fails to install that update and after that windows update breaks.
This happens every time.

I've even spoken with ms support which requested the msinfo32 & windowsupdate.log and from those came with a possible solution that did not work.
Which included these possible solutions.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

net stop WuAuServClick Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.
In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SoftwareDistribution.old.
Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.
net start WuAuServ


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/910336

Cmd /c ren %WinDir%\System32\Spupdsvc.exe Spupdsvc.old
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26 Oct 2015   #8
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

Some users report updates taking 24-48 hours
Take a look at this article on win7forum Windows Update - Reset

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26 Oct 2015   #9
fusk

7 ultimate x64
 
 

So you're saying it's specific updates this occurs for ?
If not then why would 10+ updates be scanned for and download just fine not more than 20 min earlier ?

Will check that link out.
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26 Oct 2015   #10
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

I'm running win7x64HP. Haven't been on win10 since insider build. Many with slow update issue on forum.
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