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Windows 7: Windows Update still hangs at 0KB of 0% after many attempts to fix

10 Mar 2016   #21
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm trying again tonight but it's been two hours of 'checking for updates' and it's still not picked up anything. I did try deleting the contents of the software distribution folder to start again after failures to pick updates up in last two evenings. But it doesn't appear to of helped - I'm going to give it a couple more hours till midnight here in uk to see if anything happens. But am pretty fed up with patch Tuesday at the moment. Just want to get them done and forget about them for another few weeks til the next dreaded patch Tuesday!

Its never been this bad before that's for sure


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10 Mar 2016   #22
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

After two and a half hours it found them!!! But now it's been stuck at downloading 0% for the past 45 minutes. I'm hoping it will start moving at some stage but it's not looking great
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10 Mar 2016   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Watch your modem or router blinking light.
If it's blinking fast you are getting the download.

Sometimes your on screen % does not indicate properly.
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10 Mar 2016   #24
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Unfortunately it's not really doing a lot on the modem. It's blinking intermittently but I don't think that's the laptop causing that occasional activity as we have numerous household devices which are probably just triggering it now and then.
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10 Mar 2016   #25
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Woah after about two hours something is happening, now at 29% downloaded. Finally MS servers have woken up. Totally unimpressed with MS though but it seems after 3 evenings they may actually get done and I might be able to go to bed at a reasonable hour.
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10 Mar 2016   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I believe you will find out that the fewer devices that are using your internet connection the faster your download will be.
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