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Windows 7: Updates are just endlessly cycling

13 Jul 2011   #1
bdavis35

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Updates are just endlessly cycling

We have one lab here that will not update. It will just endlessly check for updates and will never actually find any. It will return once you stop it that "windows 7 is update to date" , yet these computers haven't received updates since August 2010.

[these computers are running w7 prof]

Deepfreeze is turned off.
Firewall is turned off.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

B


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13 Jul 2011   #2
iAmDan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are automatic updates turned on or off?
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13 Jul 2011   #3
bdavis35

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

they are on. thank you for a reply.
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13 Jul 2011   #4
iAmDan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but chances are the majority of updates are installed which is why Windows is telling you you're all up to date?

Doesn't seem right there as there would be optional updates to install..
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13 Jul 2011   #5
bdavis35

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

The last update was August 2010. SP1 isn't installed and therefore it is a major update.
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13 Jul 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check optional updates & install SP1.
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13 Jul 2011   #7
bdavis35

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

where are optional updates?

[we can't get to optional updates b/c it endlessly checks for updates]
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13 Jul 2011   #8
iAmDan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you perform a search in the task-bar for "Windows Update" and open that you have the option to manually choose which updates to install.
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13 Jul 2011   #9
bdavis35

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

There are no updates to install, because it never finishes "checking updates"
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13 Jul 2011   #10
iAmDan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You say that automatic updates are enabled, but your machine's haven't been updated since August 2010. Are you sure?

Try checking via the control panel?
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