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Windows 7: Clean Install Of Windows 7 Stuck on Searching For Updates

05 Nov 2015   #1
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 
Clean Install Of Windows 7 Stuck on Searching For Updates

I'm after doing a fresh install of 7 on a friends Samsung laptop and it will not update, it has kept searching for updates for 2 days, I've tried Microsoft fix it, I've stopped it through command prompt and restarted Windows update and it still won't update. I'm kinda stuck at the moment. Any ideas?


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05 Nov 2015   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Check your PM.
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05 Nov 2015   #3
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

Hi thermorus & welcome to sevenforums.

Did you let it run for 2 days straight?

Windows 7 updates are taking forever, 24-48 hours on fresh or repair installs. When the updates finally appear you'll have 200 & 13 optional, at least on wn7 x64 Home Premium.

Set Power Options to Sleep Never & let it run, it should complete unless you receive an error code.

If you received an error code, please follow: Windows Update Posting Instructions

You can run the attachment, it will locate the logs and copy them to your desktop.

If they are over 8m you have to compress them, then attach.

To compress, right-click file/folder, choose Compress or similar verbiage.


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File Type: bat CheckSURT.log & CheckSURT.persist.log.bat (171 Bytes, 1 views)
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05 Nov 2015   #4
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Check your PM.
Thanks I'll run that and let you know how I get on.
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05 Nov 2015   #5
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wben353 View Post
Hi thermorus & welcome to sevenforums.

Did you let it run for 2 days straight?

Windows 7 updates are taking forever, 24-48 hours on fresh or repair installs. When the updates finally appear you'll have 200 & 13 optional, at least on wn7 x64 Home Premium.

Set Power Options to Sleep Never & let it run, it should complete unless you receive an error code.

If you received an error code, please follow: Windows Update Posting Instructions

You can run the attachment, it will locate the logs and copy them to your desktop.

If they are over 8m you have to compress them, then attach.

To compress, right-click file/folder, choose Compress or similar verbiage.
Thanks for reply.
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05 Nov 2015   #6
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

No problem. I enjoy helping others (or in some cases trying to)
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06 Nov 2015   #7
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Check your PM.
That didn't work unfortunately, so I rang my friend and suggested an upgrade to 10 and that's what I did and it's working very well now. The thing is, is Microsoft delaying updates or making it difficult to obtain updates on a fresh install of 7 so to make people upgrade to 10 where there was no issues obtaining updates as they happen nearly straight away, just a thought.
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06 Nov 2015   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure why it didn't work for you - does the job for me, though I inject the updates into install wim before applying the image. Perhaps that makes a difference.

There does seem an issue updating a fresh install - there are frequent reports of problems. Not clear if it is deliberate, or if MS just can't be bothered fixing the issue because it encourages people onto their latest offering.

You have fallen for it.
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06 Nov 2015   #9
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

Read article by Microsoft, they issued a patch recently for the update issue, as well as high CPU usage.

Here you go: Microsoft patches for win7 & Server 2008 R2

KB3102810
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06 Nov 2015   #10
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

if your concerned regarding spyware on windows here's suspicious KB list. 3 are definitely telemetry. All are optional.

KB2660075
KB2726535
KB2876229
KB2923545
KB2952664
KB2970228
KB2990214
KB2994023
KB3021917
KB3022345
KB3035583
KB3050265
KB3065987
KB306870
KB3068708
KB3075249
KB3080149
KB3081954
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