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Windows 7: Stuck forever on Checking for updates...

19 Sep 2016   #1
alexhob123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Stuck forever on Checking for updates...

Whenever I click check for updates for the first time it just gets stuck on checking for updates for ages is there anyway of fixing this thanks


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19 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes
Some preparations if doing a clean install will help a lot if that is what you're doing,
It's a lot easier to clean install these days with the unofficial sp2
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3125574 & KB3172605 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

After restart you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and set to manual first too or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

Afterwards reset the windows updates service to what it was before and update settings to your preference and check for updates
Should be only 50 or so updates left to install.

I have all three updates needed on my OneDrive too if you can't or don't want to deal with the catalog
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsjD7o6P3KLKj2TjShn8-SumV1rr
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19 Sep 2016   #3
alexhob123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I did a windows repair all in one to try and fix another problem with my laptop so thats why it is just stuck can give me instructions in number form as I might get stuck doing it this way thanks mate
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19 Sep 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Updates I posted should be manually installed in this order
I would recommend starting over from the windows 7 installation media to undo whatever you've done up till now.
After manually install the three updates in this order
1st KB3020369 & 2nd KB3125574 & 3rd KB3172605.
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19 Sep 2016   #5
alexhob123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I won't lose everything will I because I don't want to lose everything okay
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19 Sep 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As I first stated the first instructions were for a Clean Install of win-7.

If this is a older existing install just manually install 1st KB3020369 & 2nd KB3172605
Disregard KB3125574 it would not apply to a older install.
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19 Sep 2016   #7
Callender

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

RE: copy and paste not working

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexhob123 View Post
I have just started a new thread about it checking for updates stuck so hopefully I will get some help fingers crossed
Stick with the help you are getting here from ThrashZone.
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19 Sep 2016   #8
number42

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, SP1
 
 

In another topic, I was instructed to check for KB3020369 & KB3172605. I had KB3020369 installed but no KB3172605. KB3125574 was never mentioned. So as a result, I never installed it nor is it installed. Is this a problem? I seem to be running ok, at least so far as I only installed KB3172605 yesterday. Should I install KB3125574, after the fact or just forget about it?

Oh oh, I think you answered this in post #6
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19 Sep 2016   #9
alexhob123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can't do this right now I will do this another time okay is there any other way or is this the only way because if so I don't want to do it this way
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19 Sep 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The only others ways is to let a friend do it for you or take it to a local repair shop with the printed instruction
Microsoft has no automated fix.
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