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Windows 7: Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates

15 Dec 2015   #11
VsUK

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Well, I've left it running now since an hour after my last post as I did have to re download, install all the updates again but it took until 3 hours ago for it to finally tell me I had updates & it showed me every update available. Not like usual where you get the updates you need first to be able to install other updates that you cant install without the first ones. Now you apparently just get the job lot.

Very unusual & very blatant to what Microsoft is doing, which is a deliberate attempt to impede windows 7 & 8 users from updating newly installed systems. Why can't they just release disable its activation & all updates permanently so we have a clear case to sue them for breaching not only their own terms & conditions but our legal right to use what we own, I mean I still have a copy of windows 95, 98/98se & 2000 that I can still successfully install on some older machines.

I was already getting annoying with Microsoft & its bully tactics to make us upgrade to so something we didn't need or want. I did it once on all my machines on cloned HDDs just to reserve my windows 10 as you never know. But as far as im concerned, I've no intention of jumping to windows 10 any time soon.

Anyways, a rumour I've heard from some of my tech friends is that Google is teaming up with AMD to create an OS to rival Microsoft in a big way because when you have only, realistically 1 company making the operating system for all Computers, abuse is always going to happen!


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16 Dec 2015   #12
fastfade

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Wow! Glad I found this as I was about to give up trying to get updates after doing a clean install of Win7Pro x64 w/sp1. I have been trying for several hours. MS appears to be forcing Win10 rather we want it or not.

Win7 works just fine for spouse & me but this is getting so sad. I'll leave the MS Update running for however long it takes to complete my clean install. So glad you people are still here to help me.. Thanks much
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17 Dec 2015   #13
fastfade

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

To follow up... It took about 6-hrs of constant checking for updates & it finally displayed the first iteration of 225 updates. Follow-on updates seems to be working fine now. I can't be sure it helped but, prior to getting the initial 225 updates, I installed my 2007 MSOffice software.

Now one more puter with win7prox64 clean/install to go & will see how it proceeds
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17 Dec 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fastfade View Post
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Now one more puter with win7prox64 clean/install to go & will see how it proceeds
See if this info makes the first set of updates come in quicker: Update issues
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17 Dec 2015   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I had to leave a Win 7 Home X86 and a Vista Home X86 running overnight to get updates. From the update history, the Win 7 took 13+ hours and Vista 9 hours.
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20 May 2016   #16
vickyv

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

This has worked for me every time:

The solution:

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again. All of our machines found their required updates in less than 5 minutes.
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05 Jun 2016   #17
dominator99

win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Tried all other suggested methods after clean install of win 7 Pro x64.
This method worked fine
Thanks
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28 Jul 2016   #18
66LUX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vickyv View Post
This has worked for me every time:

The solution:

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again. All of our machines found their required updates in less than 5 minutes.

After several days and a full reinstall, this is the only method that worked for me.
Thank you.
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20 Sep 2016   #19
fastfade

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

after doing a clean/install of win 7 pro x64 & running ms update for 24+ hours this solution worked for me for a while. after the initial ms update of 225 import. & 25 optional updates the syst rebooted showing 23 failures & a few other that did not download/install.

I've been running ms update for about 36 hours & no further updates. actually, it shows one optional update is available for download but I've tried for several hours w/o success
there's so many various fixes/workarounds posted online that I don't know what to try next- if anything.
MS has really made this a very frustrating experience.

I thank all of you for your continued support on this issue. If anyone has a suggestion that I can try before I give up & seek a local Pro for assistance- your suggestions would be most welcome
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20 Sep 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
This has been the best solution posted on quite a few existing thread now,
1) When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change

2) After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.


3) Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

4) which version of windows do you have installed 32 bit or 64 bit,
System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
KB3020369
4) download links,
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

5) Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605

KB3172605 download links,
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

6) After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.
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