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Windows 7: Windows Update Stuck at Checking For Updates - Missing Manifest Files

29 Jun 2016   #1
boilers38

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 
Windows Update Stuck at Checking For Updates - Missing Manifest Files

I have been attempting to install Windows Updates as well as the Windows 10 upgrade over the last few days but each time the Update gets stuck at "Checking for updates". I haven't seen any error codes however it was stuck at this status for 8+ hours today. I have attempted to install updates via the standalone installer as well and that gets stuck at "Searching for updates on this computer".

Link for CBS .zip file. --> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19966449/CBS.zip

Thanks in advance for your help.


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30 Jun 2016   #2
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Am getting the same and mine is for a fresh installation of 7 as I had a problem with mine so have nothing installed yet apart from the IE11 upgrade.
Someone mentioned in another forum that there are some fixes (in the shape of some KB to install first) but I don't seem to be able to find them.
Will do more research.
Could be the servers are having problems of course..
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30 Jun 2016   #3
torchwood

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

Hi Boilers,
if you want to upgrade, follow this link from our sister W10 forum.
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

You won't have to repair your W7 system either, it will be a pristine installation.

Roy
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01 Jul 2016   #4
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Whatever the log jam was it's OK now, WU works as it should.
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01 Jul 2016   #5
boilers38

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Torchwood. I followed the steps from the link you provided and was able to update my laptop to Windows 10. Everything seems to be working properly.
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