Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever

14 Jul 2016   #41
FlyDaddy145

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
I had this and here was my fix:

Symptom: Windows update would search forever, computer would get hot, and CPU at 100% (had this computer for years and didn't have an issue with this until the past year or so).

Ultimately, I did a complete hard drive format and OS reinstall (Win7 64bit).

All was good until the updates were getting caught back up and then it resumed.

I tried numerous fixes (stand-alone updates, etc), and finally, this one fixed it:

Windows 7 SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates - Super User

Go down to the "Alternative Fix (June 2016)" and select 32 or 64 bit.

I had previously tried the March one and it didn't work, but after installing the June one, things are back to normal. Updates occur normally, computer is cooler and CPU is back to normal levels.




Attached Images
Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever-windows-fix.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Jul 2016   #42
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

@Skoalm1nt

Go to Windows Updates and click on change setting, then select "Install updates automatically (recommended)"
Shutdown. The boot-up.
Ensure your internet connection must be remain active all the time, so that important updates will be download.
The updates will download in the background.
I never use Windows updates to check for updates anymore.
Once download, before you click shutdown, it will say to updates then shutdown.
Do the shutdown first, even if you want to restart /reboot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2016   #43
FlyDaddy145

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Eric, I had done that in the past; however, the problem people have been having is with a memory leak within the Windows Update program (which is what's running in the background).

It'll get stuck, consume 100% CPU, and never finish.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Embedded 7 - Checking for New Updates forever
Good Day, I Have a problem with our Windows Embedded Standard 7 32bit image. It loads fine no errors etc. However it doe not automatically check for updates, and when you manually check for updates it just keeps checking forever. I have tried various options and fix me's from other forums...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update stuck forever in "Checking for updates"
Hi, I installed win 7 recently and activated it. The updates dont seem to install automatically. I have tried many FixIt and manuall installation past 3 to 4 days, but nothing worked. The maximum I could go was getting "193 updates available" alert. Even if I select one update out of those it...
Windows Updates & Activation
RE: Windows Update checking for updates forever
Original thread: /windows-updates-activation/393818-windows-update-checking-updates-forever.html Since my original thread was closed based on an ASSUMPTION, I just wanted to post the solution: FYI: Windows licenses are not bound to HW and I have a perfectly legal (spare) Ultimate license to...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update checking for updates forever
Hi, I got a used Thinkpad T420 laptop which had Windows 7 Professional installed. Since I can't change the GUI language on Professional I reinstalled the laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso directly from MS). The fresh install won't install...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Stuck at Checking for Updates Forever
Hello So after running Win 10 for a couple of months, I decided to downgrade today to Win 7 because my PC stopped working since today morning probably due to corrupt Win 10 sys files (I couldn't even get it to repair or reset) Anyhow, I formatted my SSD and clean installed Windows 7 x64 today...
Windows Updates & Activation


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App