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21 Apr 2016   #1
dsmithers

Georgia
 
 
Windows 7 update

I haven't used my laptop since September 2015, which is the last time I updated Windows. Now when I try to update, Windows checks for updates and doesn't update at all.

How do I proceed to update?

Thank you


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21 Apr 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try the March update client,
Go to your update settings and switch it to Never check for updates temporarily before downloading and installing this newer client
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612

You might even exclude installing Recommended updates too by unchecking the box
Windows 7 update-update-settings.jpg

Anything further you may review this and the Quoted area in this post
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update


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21 Apr 2016   #3
dsmithers

Georgia
 
 
Windows 7 update

Thanks for the suggestion - it's still "checking for updates".
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21 Apr 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Restart unless you already followed the other post and it's searching with the stand alone installer,
If that is the search then be patient
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21 Apr 2016   #5
dsmithers

Georgia
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade

I'll keep trying -
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21 Apr 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

After an hour you can restart or simply shut down for an hour and try again.
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29 Apr 2016   #7
dsmithers

Georgia
 
 

Still no updates. Any other suggestions? Thanks -
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29 Apr 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Sure try the quotes area here,
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update
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29 Apr 2016   #9
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I have the same problem. It all started on the 25th after I installed the new update agent
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03 May 2016   #10
iamnewborn

Windows 8.1 With Update 3
 
 

If you have old/slow notebook, remove these updates, or the "Searching for updates..." procedure will take hours and hours...
Mine helps, i've got old netbook on Atom N270. If one of the following update is installed, Windows Update stucks on "Seaching..." for many hours.

Or if you don't want to remove these updates, disable any sleep/hibernation and arm yourself with patience.

-KB2973201 + Elevation of privileges through on-screen keyboard
-KB2993651 + Elevation of privileges, but requires valid local logon
-KB3078601 + Remote code execution risk because of malicious OpenType fonts on webpages or in documents
-KB3087039 + Remote code execution risk because of malicious OpenType fonts on webpages or in documents
-KB3109094 + Remote code execution risk because of malicious fonts on webpages or in documents; also, elevation of privileges (run code in kernal mode), but requires valid local logon
-KB3145739 + Remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits a webpage that contains specially crafted embedded fonts

How to remove: execute from cmd: wusa /uninstall /kb:xxxxxxxx /norestart
Then restart your PC and run Windows Update again.
Don't forget to install latest Windows Update Client (KB3138612).
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