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Windows 7: Overcoming Stuck On Checking For Updates...

16 Apr 2016   #1
Osmosis

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 
Overcoming Stuck On Checking For Updates...

Hi,
I'm at my wits end.
I've recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium.
The problem is trying to install updates.
Basically its stuck at checking.
I've had numerous phone calls with Microsoft who went through their troubleshooting steps to eventually come up with...no resolution. Apart from the offer of starting a paid subscription so I could receive help from a 'senior technician'. Family budgets curtailed that particular route.
Prior to this I'd scoured the internet for help with the problem and come across various solutions that didn't help or were to technically detailed for my modest 'skills'.
I've also tried WSUSOffline, which seemed to be going in the right direction until my anti-virus software went into overdrive insisting I remove the accumulation of Trojans that were manifesting. Any help would be much appreciated.


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17 Apr 2016   #2
Osmosis

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you for the quick response. I'll try that tonight...
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17 Apr 2016   #3
torchwood

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

Were all volunteers here, so we help when we have the time, and its the week-end so dont expect miracles
Posting sarcastics remarks makes matters worse.

Oh and by the way with your system infected by trojans im not surprised updates wont work, sounds like your install media was infected, you need to follow your AV's advise and remove them

Suggest you also D/L Malwarebytes free and run that

Roy .
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17 Apr 2016   #4
Osmosis

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Were all volunteers here, so we help when we have the time, and its the week-end so dont expect miracles
Posting sarcastics remarks makes matters worse.

Oh and by the way with your system infected by trojans im not surprised updates wont work, sounds like your install media was infected, you need to follow your AV's advise and remove them

Suggest you also D/L Malwarebytes free and run that

Roy .
I am not responding sarcastically.
I received a notification e-mail from the website from logo897 with a response to my enquiry. I used the link and wrote the response, then posted.
I then realised I was inadvertently responding to my own question.
It was done in error.
So, I understand your response and don't expect an apology.
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17 Apr 2016   #5
Osmosis

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

Still not receiving updates after a fresh install and new product activation so I'm stuck with wondering if a third party DL would be an option. Autopatcher,etc?
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17 Apr 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this works
Stuck forever on Checking for updates...

Oops if it's a clean install check this one out
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update
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17 Apr 2016   #7
Osmosis

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this works
Stuck forever on Checking for updates...

Oops if it's a clean install check this one out
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update
Thanks for replying and the kind welcome.
I'm away for a few days but I'll try your suggestions as soon as I get back.
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18 Apr 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
Looking forward to an update
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23 Apr 2016   #9
Osmosis

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi
Looking forward to an update
Thanks for the advice.
I managed to get the updates working with a combination of all the suggestions offered.
Thanks for your help!
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23 Apr 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Good deal we never got to see what user logo897 posted to you I assume via private message ?
Either way glad to hear
Cheers.
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