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Windows 7: Help.. Windows update just keeps checking without downloading anything

26 Jan 2016   #1
truemate

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Help.. Windows update just keeps checking without downloading anything

Hiii Sevenforums Team,

Plz help in this out as me facing this prob from when...
even though i repair/reinstall windows7 thru installation disc...but still the prob is not been solved.

I try my best.. but still no positive results.so i give up and came here...By hoping that anyone here will sort out my prob ...my last hope

It will keep on checking...for hrs..but nothing happens


i even run this tool "WindowsUpdateDiagnostic" so many times... but it always says error repair but nothing happens..same errors it shows again on reboot.

Help.. Windows update just keeps checking without downloading anything-2.png

says repair/Fixed...
Help.. Windows update just keeps checking without downloading anything-3.png
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just an eyewash,,,nothing getting fixed....




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26 Jan 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello truemate, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to completely reset Windows Update may be able to help.

Windows Update - Reset
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26 Jan 2016   #3
truemate

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hi Brinkz,
i used that method once.. a week back..
on nxt day my whole pc was pwned.. i was not able to open any drive on double click..
is it safe to try/use it again.

this error it was showing,last week
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26 Jan 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The .bat file to reset Windows Update would not affect that.

It sounds like something messed up your drive association. Downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed Drive option in the tutorial below should help restore the default drive association.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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26 Jan 2016   #5
eab

W7 64bit
 
 

When was the last successful update that you got? It will show up in your update history, or maybe under installed updates (both of which are on Windows Update dialog), so check both.
To make a long story short, my "Checking updates" never ended either. In my update history, the last successful update was back in August. I ended up installing the missing ones manually, from the ISO files on the Microsoft website..
It was a pain, but it got things back on track again. My updates are working now. All else fails, worth a try.
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27 Jan 2016   #6
truemate

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The .bat file to reset Windows Update would not affect that.

It sounds like something messed up your drive association. Downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed Drive option in the tutorial below should help restore the default drive association.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
ok i run that .bat file in admin mode... (well it created new softdistribution folder and old one as SoftwareDistribution.bak)

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restarted the pc... now when i check for update it shows this error
Help.. Windows update just keeps checking without downloading anything-windowsupdate-error-code_80244019.png


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27 Jan 2016   #7
truemate

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eab View Post
When was the last successful update that you got? It will show up in your update history, or maybe under installed updates (both of which are on Windows Update dialog), so check both.
To make a long story short, my "Checking updates" never ended either. In my update history, the last successful update was back in August. I ended up installing the missing ones manually, from the ISO files on the Microsoft website..
It was a pain, but it got things back on track again. My updates are working now. All else fails, worth a try.
actually me using this desktop pc after a gap of 5/6 months.. that time it was working well with updates.. but now its not.
and as i told i repair the windows.. so cant see any installed updates detail only ie11 and its few update what i done manually a week back.
Me back using this desktop pc,with all new net connection & new modem

this manually download updates sucks.. take to much time...
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27 Jan 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

For the Windows Update error code 80244019, the link below says that turn on DEP for all Programs and Services except those I select helped with it.

Windows Update Error Code 80244019 - Microsoft Community


Did you use the .reg file to see if it may fix your drive issue?
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27 Jan 2016   #9
truemate

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
For the Windows Update error code 80244019, the link below says that turn on DEP for all Programs and Services except those I select helped with it.

Windows Update Error Code 80244019 - Microsoft Community

Did you use the .reg file to see if it may fix your drive issue?
That DEP thing,me little confuse what should i check ?
as by default it is checked to this option--> Turn DEP On for All Programs and Services Except those i Select

which .reg file... that drive issue is been solved last week only when i repaired my pc.. now there nothing drive issue prob.. only this update thing
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27 Jan 2016   #10
truemate

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

ok i clicked on Turn on DEP for Essential Windows Programs and Services only.
reboot...
still it showing "checking for update" (the pic wat i posted in 1st post...)
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