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Windows 7: 'Checking For Updates' runs forever on new install

10 Jan 2016   #11
Magnet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sort of spoils the main reason for a forum I think. Hey Ho!


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10 Jan 2016   #12
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Magnet View Post
Sort of spoils the main reason for a forum I think. Hey Ho!

Agreed, I think it should be mandatory on the part of the thread starter that they close out the
thread by posting with the solution, or stating that the issue was never solved, if they don't follow that forum rule then they should be banned from ever posting again.
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02 Jun 2016   #13
Lee J

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I had this problem when setting up a new PC from a W7 SP1 CD. Update ran for 32 hours, and then crashed when I tried to install 220 updates. As an added bonus Update backed out all the updates which had been installed.
I turned off automatic updates and ran Update again. It ran for 26 hours and I selected the only first 50 updates to be installed. This ran ok.
I then ran Update again, but after six hours I turned off the PC and went to bed.
I tried re-installing the Update agent, and tried running Update again, but after an hour I cancelled it.
I tried re-installing the Update agent, and run the fix tool for Windows Update that made two fixes. I ran the Update, and cancelled it after two hours.

I re-installed the Update agent, ran the Update fix tool, and installed https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 which is mentioned in this thread. Ran Update again, and two minutes later it said there was 200 updates for my PC.

For the future I have a W7 Update folder with (1) the Update Agent, (2) the Update Fix-Tool, and (3) KB3102810.

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