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Windows 7: What fixed my windows update problems

22 May 2016   #1
Viscon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
What fixed my windows update problems

Like many users I suffered these issues: high CPU and RAM usage by svchost.exe, hours of checking windows updates and being stuck while downloading them.
After weeks of trying solutions I've found this one that worked.

Here's what I did:
- stopped WinUpdate service and installed KB3138612 OFFLINE
- rebooted
- stopped WinUpade again and installed KB3145739 and KB3153199, both OFFLINE
- rebooted

Then I checked for new updates and it took just about 10 mins.
Downloading new updates went right away and no more high CPU and RAM usage by svchost.
It's been 5 days now and so far problems are gone.

Hopefully this might help.


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23 May 2016   #2
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks , have made note of that !

Cheers,
Thelma
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26 May 2016   #3
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I was having this problem. Your fix seems to work. Thanks.
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28 May 2016   #4
FeinDenz

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

All 3 D-Loads said "not applicable to this computer". Disappointing, but many thanks for quick tips. Don't know what "installed OFFLINE" means though. Maybe makes a big difference, e.g. suddenly IS suitable for this computer?!

I'll keep looking for Forum replies, thank you.
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28 May 2016   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Viscon View Post
Like many users I suffered these issues: high CPU and RAM usage by svchost.exe, hours of checking windows updates and being stuck while downloading them.
After weeks of trying solutions I've found this one that worked.

Here's what I did:
- stopped WinUpdate service and installed KB3138612 OFFLINE
- rebooted
- stopped WinUpade again and installed KB3145739 and KB3153199, both OFFLINE
- rebooted

Then I checked for new updates and it took just about 10 mins.
Downloading new updates went right away and no more high CPU and RAM usage by svchost.
It's been 5 days now and so far problems are gone.

Hopefully this might help.
I have KB3138612 hidden and on my Specialized High Intensity Training List. The other two I installed the Saturday after they came out since I could find no harm in them. Even without the hidden, uninstalled one, I haven't been having any problems with with Windows updates.
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30 May 2016   #6
Viscon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FeinDenz View Post
All 3 D-Loads said "not applicable to this computer". Disappointing, but many thanks for quick tips. Don't know what "installed OFFLINE" means though. Maybe makes a big difference, e.g. suddenly IS suitable for this computer?!

I'll keep looking for Forum replies, thank you.
"Offline" means updates installed from hard drive (first downloaded and saved) with WinUpdate service temporarily stopped.

As for "not applicable to this computer" updates, did you install win 7 Service Pack 1?
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30 May 2016   #7
tjs999

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I got the "not applicable" message for KB3138612. The other two updates downloaded to my machine and installed. Did you try all 3 updates or quit after the first came up as not applicable?
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30 May 2016   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Viscon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FeinDenz View Post
All 3 D-Loads said "not applicable to this computer". Disappointing, but many thanks for quick tips. Don't know what "installed OFFLINE" means though. Maybe makes a big difference, e.g. suddenly IS suitable for this computer?!

I'll keep looking for Forum replies, thank you.
"Offline" means updates installed from hard drive (first downloaded and saved) with WinUpdate service temporarily stopped...
On that note, now that I know how to disable the telemetry updates embedded in the convenience rollup (thank you, Callender and ThrashZone), how does one download updates for later installation offline, then install them? Can they be installed directly to and/or from a USB thumb drive?
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30 May 2016   #9
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Viscon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FeinDenz View Post
All 3 D-Loads said "not applicable to this computer". Disappointing, but many thanks for quick tips. Don't know what "installed OFFLINE" means though. Maybe makes a big difference, e.g. suddenly IS suitable for this computer?!

I'll keep looking for Forum replies, thank you.
"Offline" means updates installed from hard drive (first downloaded and saved) with WinUpdate service temporarily stopped...
On that note, now that I know how to disable the telemetry updates embedded in the convenience rollup (thank you, Callender and ThrashZone), how does one download updates for later installation offline, then install them? Can they be installed directly to and/or from a USB thumb drive?
Hi Lady F, are you able to access the Windows update catalog site? That seems to be the only way for some updates now. I know some people are having issues with the ActiveX on that site. The sooner MS removes it, the better.
I just download any update packages I need and stick them on a flash drive. You can install them from that or just copy them over on to the new system.
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30 May 2016   #10
Viscon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

To access Windows update catalog site I use IE11.
Using Firefox gives me an error "something went wrong....." or just a blank site.
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