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Windows 7: Windows Update gets stuck looking for updates

13 Jun 2016   #11
Slowpoke47

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

MS Security Essentials found no threats in a full scan.

Here is the attachment you requested:

CBS.zip




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13 Jun 2016   #12
torchwood

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

Hi Slowpoke,
please can you Hide KB3035583, (the infamous W10 upgrade)
then select >> 1 << update and see if that works

Have you stopped the install of W10 insome way.


Roy

Info for me next post only
Failed to unload the COMPONENTS hive. [HRESULT = 0x80070005 - E_ACCESSDENIED]
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13 Jun 2016   #13
Slowpoke47

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi, torchwood,

I'm afraid I have to ask you to lead me by the nose, as I am decidedly non-tech (but trying my best!).

The W10 "update" you mention was offered some months ago among the other updates, but it was called out as W10, and I unchecked the box for it when installing other updates. I see the number you mention is in the current list of important updates, with a disguised name and description, very sly! The other day I did try just one (not that one) but it hung up downloading. How do I "hide" it? I don't think any part of W10 has gotten in, and I don't want any part of it!

Not sure what to do re the CBS file. It opens for me from the link in that post, but of course, it's in my machine. I attached it in the usual way, with the icon bringing up the dialog box that lets me browse for the file to attach. How should I get it to you?

Steve
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14 Jun 2016   #14
torchwood

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

Hi Slowpoke,
Lets try it this way, from the link below
Via Majorgeeks stop windows 10 install -
Download GWX Control Panel - MajorGeeks

download and install once completed

REBOOT.

Then try any other update, That KB was the first to appear with any error code.

Roy
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16 Jun 2016   #15
Slowpoke47

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Slowpoke,
Lets try it this way, from the link below
Via Majorgeeks stop windows 10 install -
Download GWX Control Panel - MajorGeeks

download and install once completed

REBOOT.

Then try any other update, That KB was the first to appear with any error code.

Roy
Thank you. Just followed this procedure, tried one update. Still hangs on "downloading" after more than an hour. Here's the current GWX Control Panel screenshot, it did show some bits of W10 at first:


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Windows Update gets stuck looking for updates-gwx-screenshot.jpg  
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17 Jun 2016   #16
torchwood

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

God i hate MS at the moment the WU service there providing is horrendous.
Like a lot of us we just have to wait for the updates to download and install.


Roy
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17 Jun 2016   #17
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

What version update client are you using?

When did you last successfully checked for updates and what was the last installed update?

When did you first noticed win taking forever to find updates?
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18 Jun 2016   #18
Slowpoke47

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
God i hate MS at the moment the WU service there providing is horrendous.
Like a lot of us we just have to wait for the updates to download and install.


Roy
Many thanks for your efforts to help me with this. Let me see if I understand the current status: The WU problem is caused by MS, whether intentional or not. The GWX control panel has deleted any scraps of W10 software and will prevent any future invasions. Two questions:

1. Would it be worthwhile to set the computer to downloading updates and let it run for, say, overnight?

2. This computer is dual boot with two hard drives, containing W7 and Vista. Should I try to replace the Vista with Ubuntu?

EDIT: Just looked at the list of installed updates and found KB3035583 was installed on 4/6/16 along with about 15 others. Currently attempting to uninstall.
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18 Jun 2016   #19
Slowpoke47

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnny20 View Post
What version update client are you using?

When did you last successfully checked for updates and what was the last installed update?

When did you first noticed win taking forever to find updates?
See my reply to torchwood. As for version, it's whatever came with the W7 HP, installed earlier this year.
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19 Jun 2016   #20
torchwood

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

Hi Slowpoke,
regarding the WU settings it would appear that all the settings produce the same SLOW results, choose which ever your happiest with.

Regarding the Dual boot.
Vista has not been supported for a number of years now and could be classified as a security risk, I've dabbled with Ubuntu found Mint to be my cuppa tea.

If your having a problem with that KB,
from an elevated command mode

wusa /uninstall /kb:3033583

Roy
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