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Windows 7: Maybe now windows 7 will update

25 Jul 2016   #1
Holmes177

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Maybe now windows 7 will update

The windows 10 free upgrade is coming to an end this Friday! Maybe then the MS servers will be able to let the Windows 7 users get their updates without having to wait hours & hours, or not get them at all!! It will be interesting to see if a lot of the update issues we have been seeing in W7 will go away after 7/29.


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25 Jul 2016   #2
Callender

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

It's nothing to do with MS Servers. If you have to wait hours for updates then there's a problem with your machine. (Missing or corrupt updates)

See: svchost (netsvcs) download from Akamai - What is initiating?

So Microsoft uses a content delivery network with servers all over the world to distribute updates. For me the server used is only a few miles away.
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25 Jul 2016   #3
Callender

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

Review this thread - one of many on the subject. Try running RAMMap as suggested to see if the problem is with your machine.

svchost.exe High CPU usage 98% of at least one CPU.
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25 Jul 2016   #4
Holmes177

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Baloney!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
It's nothing to do with MS Servers. If you have to wait hours for updates then there's a problem with your machine. (Missing or corrupt updates)

See: svchost (netsvcs) download from Akamai - What is initiating?

So Microsoft uses a content delivery network with servers all over the world to distribute updates. For me the server used is only a few miles away.
I've done too many windows 7 installations for what you said to be true. I've had computers that I had to let run all night to get the updates, and they eventually got them without having to "fix" anything on the computer. MS was just plain slow.
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25 Jul 2016   #5
Callender

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

It's always going to be slow after a fresh install. Nothing to so with servers. Old and outdated article here:

Edit: Modified broken link.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain

Other reference here:

It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns
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25 Jul 2016   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

A few months ago I was having update problems. I let Windows update run overnight and installed updates. Since then it has been working with no problems at all. If you are having problems it is a local issue.
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25 Jul 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would get your hopes up too high
I see no real reason MS would stop the free upgrade
I smell an extension
I don't believe the numbers are quite what they were hoping for although not bad
I'm sure some new polling will appear pretty soon

Many were just thrown into the Non genuine category which is good for win-10 numbers too

Updating though has been fun no doubt about it
I always like it best when 1 or 2 out of 3 of my machines work flawlessly and the others don't and I have excluded the same updates from installing
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