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Windows 7: slow check for Windows updates

14 Oct 2016   #1
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
slow check for Windows updates

For the past couple of weeks my check for Windows updates has been intolerably slow or never completes. An internet search revealed a couple of manual KB manual update solutions. I checked one of the recommended solutions and found that the suggested KB updates have been installed (KB3138612, KB3145739).

I don't know if the following is significant or not: so I will include it here. I installed a program named GWX Control Panel to eliminate the nagging to upgrade to Windows 10. This was installed a few months ago, and there were no noticeable negative results.

What do you recommend?

Thanks for your replies,
drpepper


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14 Oct 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Follow these instructions exactly.
First, set Windows Updates to never check for Updates.
Next reboot your computer, then install KB3020369, if not installed.
Then install KB3172605.

Windows updates should return to normal. You can then reset your updates to automatically check for updates if desired

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
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14 Oct 2016   #3
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

pbcopter,

Thanks for the reply. Both of the updates have already been installed. Any ideas?

Oops! My thread was moved, and I just saw posting instructions for this topic. Do you want me to follow the instructions at the top of the thread before continuing?
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