Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Update

24 Feb 2016   #1
motim

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Windows Update

Hello,
While searching for answers to solve the problem of very slow downloading updates, I found an interesting answer of a Canadian Tech to a similar question here "http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-74a5b1660731", is it possible Microsoft's behavior ?
Hope I did not break any rule by sending this answer (sorry if I did), but it is interesting.
Thanks
Motim


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Feb 2016   #2
BigBear68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am currently experiencing this as I had to do a repair install over the weekend and now have over 200 updates to install (minus any windows 10 or other stuff I don't want),as an average I am selecting 10 security updates at a time and it is roughly taking three and a half hours per block of ten.There are many conspiracy theories on the net against Microsoft at the moment (they are throttling servers to windows 7+8 updates to try and force people to upgrade etc),I think it is just going to take a huge amount of patience and time as far as updates go from now on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #3
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

You should be able to install about 100 at a time, albeit slow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Feb 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Everybody has their own methods.
I do them in batches of 10 to 20; all depends on the size. I always reboot after a batch whether requested to or not. Then do another batch ect., ect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #5
BigBear68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have read it is recommended to install them in small batches but at three and a half hours per block of ten im not sure if selecting more would increase this time or not,just had 10 install now and have selected another 10,will monitor the time for this batch,the odd thing is 0kb total,0% complete never changes right up till I get the restart screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #6
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

Yes, everyone has their own methods.

I suggested 100 or so due to the fact that Windows Update stores all the updates in ram prior to verification & installation. If you have 4gb of ram at about 160 updates you receive out of memory error & no installation occurs. If you open task manager & click performance tab you can see ram load as updates download.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #7
BigBear68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As a small test yesterday I downloaded a single update from the Microsoft store (windows 7 upgrade platform I think it was),then ran the update,i got a message my system was being scanned for installed updates,this again took three and a half hours before I got the restart screen,i thought this scan would be a one off and then remember all the installed updates for future reference but when I downloaded another single update and ran it I got the same scanning for installed updates again,at that point I cancelled the install as it seemed it would be a long scan from the beginning again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #8
BigBear68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

wben353 do you think the download/install time would be the same for 10 or 100 updates if as you describe windows holds the updates in RAM while verifying and installing updates ?.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigBear68 View Post
I have read it is recommended to install them in small batches but at three and a half hours per block of ten im not sure if selecting more would increase this time or not,just had 10 install now and have selected another 10,will monitor the time for this batch,the odd thing is 0kb total,0% complete never changes right up till I get the restart screen.
When the Windows Update window appears to not be doing anything, such as stuck at 0% download,
you can click on View Update History.
You might see some progress in that window for installed, pending, failed updates, that are currently installing.
You can then click the back button to get back to the main Windows Update window.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #10
BigBear68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the tip DavidE I will give that a go,i am reading on many different sites this is a common problem and not much notice should be given to it as things are indeed going on in the background.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Update




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 Destroys Windows Update
Hi, i recently built a new machine and having installed win7 successfully and then updated to SP1 without issues, but the next download was the above WUA , and that has nuked win updates, all it does is pretend to be searching for updates and stays /hangs like that until i stop the service...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 10 Technical Preview Update thru Win7's windows update
So i found this article Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8 - Forbes which says to use this Download Windows 10 Technical Preview - Microsoft Windows. My question is well this windows 10 update delete or change my Recovery partition to win10. if i dont like it id like to...
General Discussion
Windows 7 SP1 update failed, causing Windows Update errors
Hi, Running IE 9 and tried to update to IE 11. Said I needed to update my Windows 7, 64 to SP1. found the update and attempted to install. Install failed and message said "restart your computer and try again" tried again and it failed again. Now Windows Update cannot update the PC, error message...
Windows Updates & Activation
Help with Windows Update Error: Windows Update Services not running.
Hello, can someone please help me with my problems about Windows Update I have tried to run Windows Update on my computer and received the following error message: I have also tried Farbar Service Scanner and i got this file Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Windows Updates & Activation
Unable to install Windows Update: Update Kernel-mode driver framework
I am unable to update the Kernel-mode driver framework ver 1.11 for windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2685811). I get error: 80073712 Also, I am getting BSOD/stop errors in normal mode that say anything from: -memory_management 0x0000000001a, - "A device driver attempting to corrupt the...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update problems(Windows Update cannot crrently check for...)
Windows Update cannot crrently check for updates, becouse the service is not running.You may need to restart your computer. That the problem i have with my windows udate in services.msc i dont have Windows Update folder file or whatever, when i bought my computer i remeber that i asked not to...
Windows Updates & Activation


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App