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Windows 7: windows update problem

15 Aug 2016   #1
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
windows update problem

Howdy.

I've just installed a fresh copy of windows 7 on my computer. Now when I go to install updates it just hangs on the checking for updates screen and doesn't find any updates.

Thanks


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15 Aug 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu
Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.
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15 Aug 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoobydog View Post
Howdy.

I've just installed a fresh copy of windows 7 on my computer. Now when I go to install updates it just hangs on the checking for updates screen and doesn't find any updates.

Thanks
This is totally normal for now, it could take an entire day or more to find and download updates, just let it run overnight and check it when you wake up, make sure it`s set not to sleep or hibernate.
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15 Aug 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
In an abnormal world it would be considered normal to wait all night to search for updates
Having both of these installed KB3020369 & KB3172605 makes the search take minutes and not hours....
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19 Aug 2016   #5
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ive tried downloading KB3020369 manually and all im getting is the update installer saying it is searching for updates on the computer. It wont progress past that,.

Thanks
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19 Aug 2016   #6
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thanks guys. Followed instructions more closely, installed and now it has finally found updates.

Cheers
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