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Windows 7: It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns

12 May 2016   #121

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Can't say I agree with that Callender, absolutely nothing wrong with any of my systems.
You even said that it took you around 3 weeks to fix the slow update issue.
I've tried every fix posted on these forums including yours and it hasn't worked for me. As I say, it's hit and miss as to whether I get them quickly.
With all the posts popping up lately about slow updates, you're saying that all these people have something wrong with their systems?
This is a problem MS created and it's something they should be fixing
If it took you 3 weeks, then how is an inexperienced user who doesn't know much about Windows supposed to fix it??
Agree that the problems are not caused by the user. It would appear to be faulty updates that were released. As for the average user fixing their systems - they probably can't.

All I can say is that a complete removal of Windows Updates followed by a fresh install of Windows Updates fixes it every time (for me)

I've had problems several times during the last year or so where even rolling back to a system image backup didn't fix things.

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12 May 2016   #122

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yea I agree sometimes the system can get off
My update history was wild mostly successful but way too many MSE sludge updates cluttering up the history and it isn't installed anymore so I reset it finally.

I believe long term wise it was the best thing to do these workaround methods are just short term band-aids it seems :/
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12 May 2016   #123
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I believe that we all know that all the Windows 7 computer didn't go bad at the same time and have Update problems.
Yes we see some that are still trying to get SP-1 so they can get the free W-10. I think we know why that is in many cases.

My last Windows 7 updates Searching took about 20 to 30 min. to the best of my memory.
Installing was a breeze. Those are very good time compared to what they were. I got lucky and found a Microsoft Server.

I do believe that location of the computers in the world at times will have an effect of Search time.

There are so many possibilities but most of them have one thing in common. Not being able to Search and find a Microsoft Server that is available for Windows 7 Updates.

** Somebody tell me other than Microsoft, who has control of Microsoft Servers and what they will be used for?
** Someone tell me other than Microsoft who controls how many Servers and bandwidth is use for W-10 and how much/many is use for Windows 7 Updates.

Their is nothing wrong with my system. Everything works great on my systems except Searching for Windows 7 Updates.
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12 May 2016   #124

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I did notice mbam was going freaking nuts in resource monitor
Not sure if mbam is having issues with the new M$ torrent servers or not
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14 May 2016   #125
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

I find it odd that my 7 x86 has no problems (knock on wood) with the updates, but both my 7 64 OS's have very long wait times and nothing but problems when it comes to updating.
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14 May 2016   #126
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Hmm, maybe I should reinstall with the 32 bit version?
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14 May 2016   #127

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

I'm trying to update another W7 VM.
It's been running since lunchtime (it's now 2:30 AM).
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14 May 2016   #128

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

The only install I had issues with was a 32 bit
Mostly I believe with using a upgrade key instead of full retail
Reloading Vista and using the upgrade disk and upgrade key seems to have solved that.

The Acer that just popped up with an issue well I did when KB3112343 came out hide it for a while
I believe that finally caught up to it this month but I did not really give it enough time to see if it would of normally find updates shortly after startup as the other 2 did this month so who knows it may have found them on it's own eventually :)
Acer needed some house cleaning anyway.
See what happens next month the update system has turned into quite the adventure
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14 May 2016   #129
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Then again, maybe not...
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14 May 2016   #130

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Hmm, maybe I should reinstall with the 32 bit version?
I've had issues with Windows Update running in both 64-Bit and 32-Bit VM's so it can affect both unfortunately.
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