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Windows 7: Windows update not working, hangs while "searching for updates"

26 Dec 2015   #21
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Mine still isn't working properly when I go to Windows Update and Check for updates. Mine was only working when I went to shutdown computer. Now it's stopped again and not doing that either.

Got this error using WindowsUpdateDiagnostic

Windows Update error 0x80070003 (2015-12-26-T-09_51_40P)


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26 Dec 2015   #22
Richierich

Windows 7
 
 

Id try some of the links and things i wrote a few posts ago. After following those steps mine is working properly. so far... I had the 1st download a lot of files. it prompted me to restart to complete update and now its installing more and at 33%. I hope you resolve your issue soon. I know how frustrating it is.
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26 Dec 2015   #23
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've been pretty much doing everything lol. It started working like I said before now it's stopped again =\. Maybe it's because we are later in the day now might close up and try again in the morning.
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27 Dec 2015   #24
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello Summerbear,

How many do you need to install ? Did you try just installing one to start with ? Takes ages, you need patience.
That worked for me. After that you can install 5 at one time, them 10 but not more.
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27 Dec 2015   #25
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

For me it's not about how many, because it stuck on searching for updates and there is no way to choose what to install.

I did another system recovery last night to out of box state and windows update was working like a charm until I got to one specific update and now it's broken again and doing a constant "checking for updates". It never stops checking and there is now no way to install anymore updates even though I know there are tons to install.



After this update it did close and re-open but then was stuck at "Checking For Updates" left it open all night and nothing...still saying "Checking For Updates"
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27 Dec 2015   #26
Richierich

Windows 7
 
 

If it helps any I can give you my estimated update list to verify your getting at least the same updates as me.

I got the 1 update manually as described before
150ish on the first restart
130ish on the second ( this took a long time to install during this restart, maybe more than 30 minutes upon restart for the install)
30 on third
And now grabbing 4 or 5 the last 2 restarts

I did not download any additional for programs , i only have been downloading the important windows updates

I hope it helps
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27 Dec 2015   #27
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 is what broke my Windows Update.
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28 Dec 2015   #28
sherwoods12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

RESOLVED!
I continued to manually install updates and after about 15 updates from Oct. 2015 through Dec. 2015 one at a time, I hit restart and it said it was installing 12 updates.
After it restarted and finished installing those updates, I waited for a couple hours then did another restart and it said it was installing 198 updates.
After that I installed MS Office and it updated just fine.
I am not sure which update fixed the problem but, it is working now.
Thank you all for your support and suggestions.

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28 Dec 2015   #29
Summerbear5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

After the Windows update agent 7.6.7600.320 my windows update was stuck saying checking for updates. I ended up just leaving it sit there saying that for the longest time. When I came back to the computer it was still saying checking for updates but the Windows update icon was by the clock saying updates were ready to be installed. I hit shutdown and install updates I didn't get to chose what updates or how many it was all automatic since the Windows update window said checking for updates still. It ended up installing 206 updates then it seemed to be fine on its own. Good thing it's fine now. Now more system recovery to out of box state for me unless it's absolutely necessary.
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29 Dec 2015   #30
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I seen many threads now with all the same problem.

It seams that Windows Update has a big problem lately with any large quantities and that often it helps to start ( if you have the possibility) with only 1, then 5 and so on.

Also leaving it overnight seams to be an answer. When they have all installed in the end, put you'r settings on let me choose and read here on the forum about the ways to avoid getting sucked into Windows 10 if you don't want it in the future.
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