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Windows 7: Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever

21 Oct 2011   #11
Maguscreed

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is there a file called Windowsupdate.log in c:\windows ?
If there is could you put it in a zip file and attach it with the paperclip icon above the reply box?

All this guesswork doesn't seem to be getting us anywhere, let's see if there are any errors or direct information we can look at on the subject.
That file shouldn't contain any personally identifiable information, but you are welcome to open it with notepad and check/edit before zipping.


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22 Oct 2011   #12
Skoalm1nt

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I don't see a file called that.
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22 Oct 2011   #13
Maguscreed

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That is curious have you ever applied any updates at all to the system in question?
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22 Oct 2011   #14
Skoalm1nt

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Yea i have, the only thing i see is a windows update text document.
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22 Oct 2011   #15
Skoalm1nt

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Edit
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22 Oct 2011   #16
Maguscreed

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That was a lot to scan over, but the most noticeable thing to me was right at the bottom there.
WARNING: WaitForServiceState failed

I'm wondering if there is a problem with your windows update service.
Have you tried updating through internet explorer, and is the result the same?
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22 Oct 2011   #17
Skoalm1nt

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

How do i update through internet explorer?
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22 Oct 2011   #18
Maguscreed

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man it's been awhile since I actually used IE...
I'm pretty sure its the last item in the safety tab on the right.
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22 Oct 2011   #19
Skoalm1nt

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Looked for something with windows update not finding anything.
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22 Oct 2011   #20
Skoalm1nt

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I have let it run overnight, and it still never finishes, I don't know what's causing it to never finish, everything else works fine "internet works", Everything else is working right except for the windows update never finishing checking for updates.
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