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Windows 7: Windows Update unusually slow?

12 Jan 2016   #1
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 
Windows Update unusually slow?

I am doing updates on a third PC and in each case the time it takes to download even just 3 at a time is unusually, painfully slow (10-20 min).
Installation goes about normal.

Also, the progress report (0KB, 0% Complete) does not change in many cases. But the download eventually finishes. But it just goes from 0% to "Installing Updates" without warning.

Anyone else experiencing this?

I've tried doing it in off-hours in case the servers are busy - no difference.


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12 Jan 2016   #2
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Yep. took about an hour from the time I manually initiated "check for updates" (11 updates) to asking me to restart. No problems after that.
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12 Jan 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes, I found the download of the updates took a lot longer than usual as well. The MS servers are either getting very slow or they are being overloaded by Windows 10 downloads.
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12 Jan 2016   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Maybe they are taking Windows 7 servers offline to use them for 10.

Maybe driving Windows 7 users crazy so they will move to 10!
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12 Jan 2016   #5
Callender

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

I got 10 updates. Update check was slow so I waited a couple of hours before running another check and there was then no delay.

I got these updates. Needed two reboots to complete.
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Here's a list of files that were downloaded/ installed.
WU2016JAN.txt
On the second reboot I got a Realtek Audio warning. Couldn't figure out why but the only changes to my system today were installing windows updates.
Windows Update unusually slow?-alert-1.jpg
Deleting the registry entry and reinstalling the driver fixed the problem.
Windows Update unusually slow?-alert-2.jpg


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