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Windows 7: Checking for Updates....

04 Jan 2016   #1
D3LL

 
 
Checking for Updates....

I've just completed a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit however upon Checking for new updates its just stuck saying 'Checking for new updates' for a good few hours.

I am on a fast fibre connection and have completed all the steps from this tutorial with no luck Windows Update - Reset

Help please?!


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04 Jan 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have seen this as well. I suggest waiting it out. Once the initial list of updates is found, later ones happen faster.

I do not know why this is occurring.
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04 Jan 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Searching for updates is a long, long process. It could take 4 hours, 8 hours, some have reported over 24 hours searching.

The problem is not your internet speed. In my opinion it's finding a Microsoft Server that isn't busy and Microsoft's new attitude towards Window 7 users.

Sometime it helps if your system is still in the Search stage (not downloading or installing) a reboot and checking for update again might find you a Microsoft Server that is not so busy.

All these Windows 7 Update problems started when Microsoft came out with W-10.
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05 Jan 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I've recently clean installed a couple of my systems and the search didn't take all that long
But I did restart a few times and repeat the search

The update system it's self actually updates it's self in the process and not to mention over 200 kb's will eventually show up in probably 2-3 different searches.

It's a long process in clean installing win-7
Best to only focus on Important updates first with these settings and worry about Recommended and optional ones last,
Checking for Updates....-update-settings.jpg


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05 Jan 2016   #5
D3LL

 
 

Thanks for the suggestions I've now changed the settings finger crossed it will work. Left the machine running all night and it still found no updates...
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05 Jan 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Restart
If windows is not still searching on restart shut down for a little while 15 minutes....
Then restart and try again.

Click start and right click the Computer listing and click on Properties
On the bottom see if windows shows as Activated.
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05 Jan 2016   #7
D3LL

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Restart
If windows is not still searching on restart shut down for a little while 15 minutes....
Then restart and try again.

Click start and right click the Computer listing and click on Properties
On the bottom see if windows shows as Activated.
I've done this. Updates have been checking all day and still nothing & Yes windows is activated.
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05 Jan 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay activation is often missed so that's a good thing
About all I can suggest you've probably already done
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-issues/en-us
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07 Jan 2016   #9
D3LL

 
 

So I eventually managed to fix my issue by using the Windows Update Standalone Installer. Available here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=49542
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