Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Update problem wauserv eating 50% cpu can't change updates settings

30 Apr 2016   #41
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The WU updates do some sort of scan/search at the start of the install. Removing the connection to the Internet causes that scan to quickly give up. If you don't remove the connection to the Internet, the scan/search should eventually complete on its own. (It might take hours.) I've done it both ways and I've not noticed a difference in the outcome - other than the time spent completing the install.

Glad that you finally got a list of updates :-)
I haven't yet started installing these, but it's a good sign. I don't know whether I should install in bulk, or take 10 of them, see what they are, if I need them, install, and repeat 19 times to get all 189. I need to be careful for the 10 update, last thing I need is win10 on a 8 year old laptop.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Apr 2016   #42
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnny20 View Post
I need to be careful for the 10 update, last thing I need is win10 on a 8 year old laptop.
Suggest: Maybe consider installing Never 10.

https://www.grc.com/never10/details.htm

https://www.grc.com/never10.htm - download
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2016   #43
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnny20 View Post
...I don't know whether I should install in bulk,...
Opinions vary.

After using the tiny app that Callender suggested, I would let Windows Update install in bulk. The WU process should know the best order to follow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 May 2016   #44
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnny20 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The WU updates do some sort of scan/search at the start of the install. Removing the connection to the Internet causes that scan to quickly give up. If you don't remove the connection to the Internet, the scan/search should eventually complete on its own. (It might take hours.) I've done it both ways and I've not noticed a difference in the outcome - other than the time spent completing the install.

Glad that you finally got a list of updates :-)
I haven't yet started installing these, but it's a good sign. I don't know whether I should install in bulk, or take 10 of them, see what they are, if I need them, install, and repeat 19 times to get all 189. I need to be careful for the 10 update, last thing I need is win10 on a 8 year old laptop.
Last I checked there were only 159 Important updates on the first round not 189.
Did you Exclude Recommended updates in settings from being mixed in with real Important updates ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2016   #45
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I have 189 important and 78 optional. The important ones are:


Attached Thumbnails
Update problem wauserv eating 50% cpu can't change updates settings-2.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2016   #46
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Subtract the Office updates and you are close to the number that ThrashZone mentioned.

After updating .NET stuff, Windows might run its .NET optimization service (mscorsvw). It can take hours to complete and might use a bit of the CPU. Just let it do its thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2016   #47
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
After updating .NET stuff, Windows might run its .NET optimization service (mscorsvw). It can take hours to complete and might use a bit of the CPU. Just let it do its thing.
I always install those just .NET Framework updates before going to bed. Then I leave the machine switched on overnight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2016   #48
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
After updating .NET stuff, Windows might run its .NET optimization service (mscorsvw). It can take hours to complete and might use a bit of the CPU. Just let it do its thing.
I always install those just .NET Framework updates before going to bed. Then I leave the machine switched on overnight.
Thank you, I will also install those at night.

Any other advice? Is there a specific order to install? Are there any updates in the list I should not install at all?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2016   #49
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea you really shouldn't of installed office yet until all Important updates were installed
Seems you've install 2 versions of office too :/

There is one Important update unchecked
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971033
This one needs to be installed first
Seeing that it will dictate if any others will successfully install or if you get a bunch of failed or stalled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2016   #50
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I didn't install. It was already there, since I upgraded from Vista using a manufacturer's disk, it was not a clean install.

Funny you should mention that. The only unchecked update seems to be the most important? Who would have thought?

My Windows copy shows already activated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Update problem wauserv eating 50% cpu can't change updates settings




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Update Settings - Change
How to Change Windows Update Settings in Windows 7 This will show you how to change the automatic updating, important updates, recommended updates, who can install, featured update notifications, and Microsoft products Windows Update settings in Windows 7.To learn more about the types of updates...
Tutorials
Change Update Settings Win 7 Starter 32 Bit - Messed Up
Here are Microsoft's Instructions to Change Settings for Updates "...In the left pane, click Change settings. Under Microsoft Update, select the Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update Windows check box. To get notifications of new...
Windows Updates & Activation
solve pc issues 1 important message Change windows update settings
I've been having this same issue for over a year now and I can NOT find a solution. I registered today because I don't know what else to do. I keep getting this notification "solve pc issues 1 important message Change windows update settings" almost daily. The message says it's a security thing...
Windows Updates & Activation
Update settings keep changing, along with another problem
My update settings keep getting changed after every reboot so I always get a notification from the notification center about changing the settings to "Install Updated Automatically" and I always turn it back on, but it just keeps turning off after a reboot.
Windows Updates & Activation
problem in Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter Settings
problem in Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter Settings When I try to enter ( Change adapter Settings ) This Problem Come :shock::shock::shock:
Network & Sharing
Problem Reports and Solutions - Change Problem Reporting Settings
How to Change "Problem Reporting Settings" in Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sending problem reports to Microsoft helps Windows 7 and Windows 8 to check and identify problems and notify you about any found solutions. This tutorial will show you how to change the Problem Reporting Settings in...
Tutorials


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App