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Windows 7: Windows Update takes Hours

17 Aug 2016   #11
MitchSC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Well, I added your Windows Update KB3172605 to my wife's PC, and now her Windows Update is lightning fast!
3 minutes to check for Updates. 1 minute to download (vs 4-6 hours), and 10 seconds to install (1 update).
I'll be nominating you for an Academy award for this one. You just brought my blood pressure down 100 points !!!

I'm curious about one thing. Was KB3172605 considered an "Important" Windows Update? Just wondering why I didn't already have it.


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18 Aug 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No it was released as Optional = not even recommended I don't believe
No telling why ?

Glad it all worked out don't think all optional or recommended updates are good though because they aren't
Cheers.
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18 Aug 2016   #13
MitchSC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Well ThrashZone, there is no way I would have ever figured this out without your kind help. Can't thank you enough.

I haven't had a chance to try the Reset Windows Update Tool, but will get to that. As you mentioned, it's easy to search for installed updates thru the Control Panel, so losing my Windows Update History is a non-issue.

BTW: I almost never install the optional updates, but always the important ones. Hope I'm making the right choice there.

So I guess I'll mark this as "solved". Thanks again...
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18 Aug 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
Yep if you ever wonder about an optional section update just ask
Cheers.
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