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Windows 7: Windows updates on Win 7 not starting after days or even weeks

20 Mar 2016   #1
JSI58

Ontario
 
 
Windows updates on Win 7 not starting after days or even weeks

We've tried all the fixes, and batch files from MS, and elsewhere, but Almost all new installations of Windows 7 will just not get updates. I have 2 machines we have formatted twice and reinstalled Win 7 and one literally has been sitting waiting for updates for 2 solid weeks. (it's not crucial, and we're sort of using it as a test. We're starting to wonder if it's an I.P. issue or something, because it only seems to be our location. I am going to grab that Vaio and bring it home and see if it works here, but for the first 3 years in our location, and some 3000 jobs (obviously not all Win 7 installs) we had no problems. Now, whether you set it to automatically update, or download and let me decide, changing time and date etc. Activated or not. It's really odd, and none of my research is finding a cause for it. Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks,


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20 Mar 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Js,
Update runs are notoriously slow at the moment, but not that BAD and at some stage i would have thought there would have been a timeout sent by your server, which brings me to, have you reached your licence allocation .

However,
Are they just sat with the message checking for updates, or is it another.
Either way could you post a copy of the last days entries from the windowsupdate log, we'll go from there
(moving post to Updates/activations please read the stickys at the top of that sub-forum i will more than likely ask for some of the other operations)

Roy
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21 Mar 2016   #3
JSI58

Ontario
 
 

Hey Roy, thanks for the reply. I will get those logs hopefully today. And yes, the "checking for updates" message just stays there indefinitely.

I'm curious about what you said about license allocation, can you explain what you mean there?

Thanks!
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21 Mar 2016   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

The statement you made.

but for the first 3 years in our location, and some 3000 jobs (obviously not all Win 7 installs) we had no problems.

Roy
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21 Mar 2016   #5
JSI58

Ontario
 
 

I wasn't aware there was a limit to the number of legitimate, licensed installs you can do in a particular location. That's an eye opener....

Thanks for your replies!
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21 Mar 2016   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

its not the location, its the original No: of licenses puchased, ie 10 licences purchaed = 10 installs.

if you run this tool
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012
I will be able to tell you straight away, theres a specific code generated for this
Roy
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21 Mar 2016   #7
JSI58

Ontario
 
 

I should have been clearer. 1 license means 1 install here. We use customer-provided keys, or they purchase them from us.

Hope that helps, and thanks again.
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21 Mar 2016   #8
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Ah, crossed wires,
Run the tool anyway i can tell you what if any errors are shown and ways to correct them.

Roy
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21 Mar 2016   #9
JSI58

Ontario
 
 

Thanks again brother, will do and will be in touch.

Appreciate it.
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01 Apr 2016   #10
JSI58

Ontario
 
 

Sorry for the delay, I was away for a week. Back now, and I will have someone look at this right away. Thanks again!
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