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Windows 7: Why does W Update run slower than molasses?

01 Apr 2016   #1
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Why does W Update run slower than molasses?

Windows Update never used to run like this, but now it runs horribly slow. It takes at least 30 minutes just to "Check for updates", then it takes anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes to download and install a mere 3 or 4 updates, but it averages about an hour for just 3-4 updates.
It does this on my desktop and laptop both. Both these computers run great, but updates are horrible to do.
Both computers run W7, and they have the latest .Net Framework updates as well as the most recent update client KB3138612.


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02 Apr 2016   #2
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

A lot of W7 users are experiencing long Windows updates and it has to do with the Microsoft servers. There are some changes to how Windows will do their updates this month which might eliminate this issue. Just have to wait and see.
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02 Apr 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
M$ is mad at win-7'ers for not taking up them up on their generous free offer :/
Even though a lot including myself have
I personally believe both can live in harmony but the 7 update system is a tad different than the win-10's system
How to Stop Windows 10 From Uploading Updates to Other PCs Over the Internet
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03 Apr 2016   #4
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
M$ is mad at win-7'ers for not taking up them up on their generous free offer :/
Even though a lot including myself have
I personally believe both can live in harmony but the 7 update system is a tad different than the win-10's system
How to Stop Windows 10 From Uploading Updates to Other PCs Over the Internet
Well that makes us even, because I'm mad at M$ too.
Thanks Thrash.
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03 Apr 2016   #5
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
A lot of W7 users are experiencing long Windows updates and it has to do with the Microsoft servers. There are some changes to how Windows will do their updates this month which might eliminate this issue. Just have to wait and see.
Thanks Sky, I hope you're right.
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03 Apr 2016   #6
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 and 10 live

Could not let that one slip through !!!
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03 Apr 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
A lot of W7 users are experiencing long Windows updates and it has to do with the Microsoft servers. There are some changes to how Windows will do their updates this month which might eliminate this issue. Just have to wait and see.
Thanks Sky, I hope you're right.
When you're checking for updates
See what these services are set at

Click Start and type in the search box
services
Click the suggestion or the enter key
Make sure these services are running and on automatic or delayed start.
Double click the listings to get the options to change them.
Background intelligent transfer services
Cryptographic
Windows installer
Windows update
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06 Apr 2016   #8
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
A lot of W7 users are experiencing long Windows updates and it has to do with the Microsoft servers. There are some changes to how Windows will do their updates this month which might eliminate this issue. Just have to wait and see.
Thanks Sky, I hope you're right.
When you're checking for updates
See what these services are set at

Click Start and type in the search box
services
Click the suggestion or the enter key
Make sure these services are running and on automatic or delayed start.
Double click the listings to get the options to change them.
Background intelligent transfer services
Cryptographic
Windows installer
Windows update
OK Thrash, "Windows Installer" was set to Manual, so I changed it to Automatic. Everything else was already on Automatic. Thanks for the pointer, we'll see if it helps.
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