Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever

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  1. Posts : 15
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    Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever


    Hi, i have windows 7 64 bit sp1, and when i check for updates it checks for updates with no results. I have let it run overnight and still nothing. It says checking for updates with the green line going back and forth, but never gets any results. Can someone help me with this it is very frustrating.
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  2. Posts : 6,669
    Windows 7 x64
       #2

    let's try cleaning up any temp files and folders you have for a start.
    Easiest thing is to just do it with ccleaner.
    CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

    don't use the registry cleaner (yet) just the normal clean function.
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  3. Posts : 15
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    Maguscreed said:
    let's try cleaning up any temp files and folders you have for a start.
    Easiest thing is to just do it with ccleaner.
    CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

    don't use the registry cleaner (yet) just the normal clean function.
    Ok i did that, The checking for updates is still running.
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  4. JMH
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    Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
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    Skoalm1nt

    * How long have you been unable to get updates on your Win 7 computer?
    * Check Update History > what is the date on the last entry?
    * Tell us about your settings for installing updates.

    Are you aware that Windows updates only come out on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
    It's also known as Patch Tuesday.
    On rare occasions (if a security vulnerability warrants it), Microsoft might release a patch out-of-band (meaning not on patch Tuesday)... doesn't often happen.

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  5. Posts : 15
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    JMH said:
    Skoalm1nt

    * How long have you been unable to get updates on your Win 7 computer?
    * Check Update History > what is the date on the last entry?
    * Tell us about your settings for installing updates.

    Are you aware that Windows updates only come out on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
    It's also known as Patch Tuesday.
    On rare occasions (if a security vulnerability warrants it), Microsoft might release a patch out-of-band (meaning not on patch Tuesday)... doesn't often happen.

    1. I haven't been able to check for updates since i updated the computer fully.
    2.My last update was on 10-18-11
    3.I have them on automatic update, i tried turning it off and manually doing it, but it still just checks for updates forever.

    Are you saying that it will come back with no results, and just keep checking for updates without saying your computer is up to date? I just would like to have my checking for updates finish, and tell me my computer is up to date, but it just checks for updates and never finishes, so i don't know why it doesn't finish and tell me it is up to date or anything.
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  6. Posts : 15
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    Here is a picture of what it's doing, and it doesn't ever finish.
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  7. JMH
    Posts : 7,952
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  8. Posts : 15
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    Says it's not for windows 7 for manual updates.
    Source:
    Step 2: Download Windows Update Agent for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
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  9. JMH
    Posts : 7,952
    Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
       #9

    In most cases what is used on Vista can be used on Win 7 as you will see in one of these new links below.

    FYI...
    Peruse these...

    Windows Update - Reset


    How do I reset Windows Update components?
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  10. Posts : 15
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    I tried that and still nothing, just keeps checking for updates, i don't know whether i should do a system restore or not.
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