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

2 Weeks Ago   #81
JustDelSys32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I can't imagine why someone would not have sp1 installed years ago

Clean install with new media with sp1 on it
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
Can never be too specific when posting fixes


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6 Days Ago   #82
FaxCap

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I would like to thank all who helped get this Update problem solved!
Running KB3020369 & KB3172605 worked perfectly.

What I don't understand is this....it was my cousin's laptop I was working on. He told me he bought it new in 2011. He also told me he was unhappy with it from the 1st day as it ran way too slow. No bloody wonder....1 of the cores was running one svhost maxed out. So as far as he saw it was a 1 core laptop. Not 1 update had ever happened. It just sat there trying for 5 years.

Then 1 day last week he was complaining about it to me. I brought it home and found the problem quickly. But....the solution took a while. :-) 1st thing was to reinstall Win7. Still wouldn't update. But I got to this forum and noticed this thread. And as I stated running KB3020369 & KB3172605 worked perfectly. THANK YOU!!!

I'm starting to buy into the "MS is doing this on purpose" idea. Just way too many people with this problem. Now I have another cousin with the same problem but her updates stopped about 6 months ago. I've sent her the link to the 2 KBs.

FaxCap
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5 Days Ago   #83
Hijin25

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I can't imagine why someone would not have sp1 installed years ago

Clean install with new media with sp1 on it
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
Is this tool reliable?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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5 Days Ago   #84
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hijin25 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I can't imagine why someone would not have sp1 installed years ago

Clean install with new media with sp1 on it
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
Is this tool reliable?
Hi,
I've personally never used it but many others have with success
The only requirement I believe is that the machine must have net framework 4.6.1 installed
To use the iso the tool will offer choices for all you need is a valid activation key but the tool it's self does not ask for a activation key.
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2 Days Ago   #85
TheoA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FaxCap View Post
Running KB3020369 & KB3172605 worked perfectly.
Hi there! Same problem and solution here! After manually running those two KB's, the other 150 updates came in overnight. Windows is fresh again!

Theo

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3200747
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