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Windows 7: Windows update taking forever

17 Apr 2016   #21
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Aren't some people having trouble with windows 10 updates as well?
Not sure about the 10 updates Groze, I've only tried 10 in a VM and didn't have any problems updating then.


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17 Apr 2016   #22
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Hi all,

Ok I'm about to head to bed and will let it check overnight, hopefully it will be done in the morning.. I will get back tomorrow.

Also, I tried updating the windows client and I cannot even download updates manually because it gets stuck at "searching for updates on this computer"

Wish me luck
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17 Apr 2016   #23
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Hi all,

Ok I'm about to head to bed and will let it check overnight, hopefully it will be done in the morning.. I will get back tomorrow.

Also, I tried updating the windows client and I cannot even download updates manually because it gets stuck at "searching for updates on this computer"

Wish me luck
Logo, set your updates to "Never check" then disable the Windows update service in Services.msc a reboot may be needed. You should then be able to install the Update Client and then restart the Update service.
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17 Apr 2016   #24
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Wow, things are really getting ridiculous with updates. I'm just going to forget about them. Unfortunately, I need to update another household machine. Would I have these problems if I just stuck to security updates?
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17 Apr 2016   #25
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Hi all,

Ok I'm about to head to bed and will let it check overnight, hopefully it will be done in the morning.. I will get back tomorrow.

Also, I tried updating the windows client and I cannot even download updates manually because it gets stuck at "searching for updates on this computer"

Wish me luck
Good luck.

You can manually download updates here using IE:

Microsoft Update Catalog

Latest Windows Update Client (needs .NET Framework 4.6.1)

Microsoft Update Catalog

Note: If manually installing Windows Update Client it's best to run a commmand with /wuforce switch.

Example:

"C:\Users\Username\Desktop\Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3075851)\AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb3075851-x64_5a748d6f403e548c985c81778c1c8e5967bf7c58.msu" /wuforce

Replace full path to file (the part between the quotes) with the path to where you saved the installer file.

After installation reconfigure or re-apply Windows Update settings then disable Windows Update Service. When you've finished using your machine - shutdown overnight. Next day power up and re-enable Windows Update Service. Check WU Settings. Reboot.

Run an update check and leave it running until it completes.
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18 Apr 2016   #26
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Hi all,

Ok I'm about to head to bed and will let it check overnight, hopefully it will be done in the morning.. I will get back tomorrow.

Also, I tried updating the windows client and I cannot even download updates manually because it gets stuck at "searching for updates on this computer"

Wish me luck
Logo, set your updates to "Never check" then disable the Windows update service in Services.msc a reboot may be needed. You should then be able to install the Update Client and then restart the Update service.

Thanks it installed successfully! I will let it check now.

Only problem is my laptop keeps powering off overnight.... It didn't do this before I reinstalled windows
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18 Apr 2016   #27
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Hi all,

Ok I'm about to head to bed and will let it check overnight, hopefully it will be done in the morning.. I will get back tomorrow.

Also, I tried updating the windows client and I cannot even download updates manually because it gets stuck at "searching for updates on this computer"

Wish me luck
Good luck.

You can manually download updates here using IE:

Microsoft Update Catalog

Latest Windows Update Client (needs .NET Framework 4.6.1)

Microsoft Update Catalog

Note: If manually installing Windows Update Client it's best to run a commmand with /wuforce switch.

Example:

"C:\Users\Username\Desktop\Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3075851)\AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb3075851-x64_5a748d6f403e548c985c81778c1c8e5967bf7c58.msu" /wuforce

Replace full path to file (the part between the quotes) with the path to where you saved the installer file.

After installation reconfigure or re-apply Windows Update settings then disable Windows Update Service. When you've finished using your machine - shutdown overnight. Next day power up and re-enable Windows Update Service. Check WU Settings. Reboot.

Run an update check and leave it running until it completes.
Thank you, if the method I try now doesn't work, I will try that.
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18 Apr 2016   #28
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Sounds like you need to change your power options as the laptop is going to sleep.

Power Plan Settings - Change
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18 Apr 2016   #29
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Sounds like you need to change your power options as the laptop is going to sleep.

Power Plan Settings - Change

Hi,

No I notice my power options are set to be fine. I think the issue might be my laptop overheating.. probably because the windows updates are taking up the power, causing it to overheat..

I'm installing the updates now, the latest windows update client did fix my issue by the way, so I will mark this as solved.

Thanks all
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18 Apr 2016   #30
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Welp..

No luck.. only worked once and now I'm stuck again. I'm just going to go to Windows 8.1 because I honestly do not have time for these jokes being played on us.. Good luck to you all and thank you for the support


Update

Ok, no Dell 8.1 OEM for my laptop. I'm going to try to re-install windows 7 and do some research before I even turn on the updates. I'll get back in a little bit.
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