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Windows 7: Windows taking forever to download updates

09 Jan 2014   #1
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Windows taking forever to download updates

I just recently did a restoration process on my computer and it is all working fine i am now trying to install updates, there are 144 of them and when i clicked install updates, it said downloading updates and it has been stuck at 0% for over 20 minutes, how long does it actually take to download them or get off the 0% mark


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09 Jan 2014   #2
dukethedj

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 (Temporary)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100 View Post
I just recently did a restoration process on my computer and it is all working fine i am now trying to install updates, there are 144 of them and when i clicked install updates, it said downloading updates and it has been stuck at 0% for over 20 minutes, how long does it actually take to download them or get off the 0% mark

Restart them and see if that helps, if it doesn't, restart your router.
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09 Jan 2014   #3
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I finally got them all done and it took me long enough, I just finished them about an hour ago
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11 Jan 2014   #4
dukethedj

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 (Temporary)
 
 

OK good. Was that the first time you ever installed updates on that computer? The first time is ALWAYS a struggle.
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11 Jan 2014   #5
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I had to do a whole recovery process on it because I was having problems with the user accounts and I had my disks that cost me $59, so yes on this installation of Windows and after when I thought I was almost done some of my updates were failing with Error Code 800B0100 and I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter from the official Windows website and then after that error was fixed, I was getting another error code I don't remember which one, but that seemed to fix itself and now Windows is finally up to date
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03 Oct 2015   #6
Fmik

windows vista 32 bit
 
 

I also had the problem of a hanging "checking for Updates" that went on for 1 hour before I gave up.
What I did was to read the posts about it then downloaded the tool, ran it and it searched for updates on my computer. It offered to install a Hot Fix update which I ran. Then I opened in Safe Mode. It luckily prompted me to install updates which I did and now seems to run properly.
Thanks to everyone who persisted and found solutions to this problem.
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