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Windows 7: How to "restore" Windows Update?

01 Sep 2016   #1
unko

Win7x64
 
 
How to "restore" Windows Update?

Hello, i did a fresh install and set up everything, all's fine.. But not W.Update : i noticed it endlessly search. Sometimes i get the pop up "updates are avalaible" but it's still show search bar in its window.. Also i'm not able to install some WU fixes manually, probably due to that. How can i "restore" it?


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01 Sep 2016   #2
mitchell65

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

HAve a look at this and scroll down to "Fix" and see if that helps
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01 Sep 2016   #3
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Restart the computer may helps to put an end to the incessant checking for updates.
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01 Sep 2016   #4
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.
Windows Update Settings - Change
After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
How to "restore" Windows Update?-service-stop-windows-update.jpg
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 and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.


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01 Sep 2016   #5
mitchell65

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

Forget my post #2 and follow Thrashzone, he is the expert
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02 Sep 2016   #6
unko

Win7x64
 
 

TrashZone, thank you, it worked!! Going to install the updates now Just weird to have "Windows 7 SP1" here since i'm using SP1 already.. Weight 9MB.. ID KB976932. A bit off topic but i have the issue of svchost.exe using lot of CPU constantly, this on ALL my 7 units. I found a fix, which is KB2889748; says the issues comes from net.framework. Think that's it indeed?
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02 Sep 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi no problem
Probably the same issue which the same updates installed should get them all back to normal after trusted installer finishes up installing all of them.

Prior updates clients caused the issue probably not net framework but I was on net 4.5.2 for a very long time because it was more reliable early on

Net 4.6.1 has been out for a while so I did finally reinstall it a few days ago and everything seems okay.
Cheers.
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02 Sep 2016   #8
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Huge thanks really if the crazy svchost is gone too, i've had this issue for soooooo long!
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02 Sep 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I had to install a temperature monitoring software to get a heads up if something like svchost was acting up
I got this one it's good but only for Intel
Download Real Temp 3.70 | techPowerUp

There's also this one for AMD or Intel
Download MajorGeeks.Com - MajorGeeks
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