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Windows 7: Issues installing Windows Updates and using Internet Explorer

13 Jul 2016   #1
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
Issues installing Windows Updates and using Internet Explorer

I am trying to get my Windows 7 system to install updates, but the Windows Update screen keeps saying "Checking for updates". Basically, its taking it forever to install updates. Also, Internet Explorer does not work right. Internet Explorer keeps freezing up. I am trying to upgrade it to Windows 10 for my brother.

Someone's help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.


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13 Jul 2016   #2
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I have already ran SFC/ SCANNOW and it found no issues. I reset Windows Update components and that didn't fix the issue either.
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13 Jul 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Jesse, there is nothing you can do about windows update, it is a known problem that has been going on for months.

Do not make a bunch of changes to your computer.

It is nothing to worry about.

Try your updates on a Saturday.
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13 Jul 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mine took until 9:26 PM Wednesday night to download and install Tuesday`s updates.

Of course I did not have Windows Update running all that time, but it did take until now for them to finally download and install.
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13 Jul 2016   #5
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Thanks AddRAM. I will keep that in mind and try the updates again on Saturday.
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13 Jul 2016   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I installed the June rollup update a couple of weeks ago:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3161608

The rollup update includes KB3161647 that has this fix
Quote:
An optimization that addresses long scan time for updates that's reported on some computers.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3161647

Last month it took over 6 hours to check for PT updates.
This month it took a couple of minutes to check for PT updates.

ymmv
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14 Jul 2016   #7
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Another problem that I am having is that Internet Explorer will not load any websites for me to download anything.
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14 Jul 2016   #8
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I haven't used IE in ages. Do other browsers work ok?

Why don't you just start using other browser if IE doesn't work?
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14 Jul 2016   #9
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

As for the search being stuck for hours, try this:

Set Windows to Never check for updates.

Make sure wuauserv is not running in the background eating your CPU . If it does, just stop the service.

Download and install KB3168965.

Restart and set Windows to Check for updates but let me choose what to install.

Click search for updates.

Let it search for 1-2 hours. Should come up with results.
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14 Jul 2016   #10
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Well, for now Internet Explorer is my only choice to download anything and I can't download anything with it not working.
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