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Windows 7: windows 7 update stuck at "checking for updates..."

09 Aug 2016   #41
Anvie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swanny View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vickyv View Post
This has worked for me every time:

The solution:

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again. All of our machines found their required updates in less than 5 minutes.

Thank you, This worked for me. I made an account just to thank you and to let others know that this worked for me. It did still take about 15 minutes before it downloaded them so just be patient.

Fresh install of Windows 7 home premium 64bit with a new SSD. Was driving me nuts, stuck at updating screen on windows update and standalone update (not to mention all the drivers I had to hunt down and install). Like others I have spent the last 2 days searching and reading posts and trying what was advised, let it run , reinstall , turn this off etc. But this worked . Installing 244 updates as I am typing this.
So again thank you.
I also just made an account to say that this worked for me. Thank you.


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16 Aug 2016   #42
lnina

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is another person that just created an account to thank you for this awesome fix for the Win update problems.

Thanks!
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30 Aug 2016   #43
Debori

FL windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Tyler 1118....I too registered just to thank you for solving six days worth of trying to get a Windows 7 Upgrade to update. Method 2 worked for me. I appreciate your detailed advice. Blessings...and thank you again.
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30 Aug 2016   #44
glasskuter

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
How to get Windows Update to Work Right in Windows 7

Like everyone else I've fought the windows update problem for years. I wanted to share what works for me after doing a clean install. It might seem a little convoluted but it has so far worked every time. There are a number of restarts involved but once finished Windows 7 will check for and find updates in a matter of 5 minutes. NOTE- when you manually download these updates make sure you select the proper architecture)
Immediately after doing a clean install of Windows 7 SP1 I manually apply the following updates in this order:
disconnect internet (or stop windows update process. However if you do it this way you have to turn off windows update after every restart)
1. install windows update agent https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104
2. install windows update client- KB 3138612 (replaces KB3102810) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612
3. Install IE11 pre-requisites (These would probably automatically install when you install IE11 but I just manually do it)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2847882
4. install IE11 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...line-installer
5. install IEll cumulative update KB3139929 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3139929
B. Then add following sites to internet options-security-trusted sites.(uncheck require server verification) Add the same sites to internet options-privacy-allowed sites.
http://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
http://*.windowsupdate.com
http://update.microsoft.com
6. install KB3145739 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=51853
7. install KB3153199 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=52232
8. install KB3161664 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=52794
9. install servicing stack KB3020369 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
10- install KB3172605 (includes Kb3161608 and KB3161647) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
11. update convenience rollup kb3125574 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574
Restart update service if it is stopped. Connect internet and check for updates.
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30 Aug 2016   #45
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
All anyone needs for a clean install are these 3 updates which will get people updated through April of 2016
KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 from the catalog
Microsoft Update Catalog
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31 Aug 2016   #46
XNemesis

Win 7 64
 
 

I have a fresh install of Win 7 x64.

I followed these instructions:

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again. All of our machines found their required updates in less than 5 minutes.

After stopping the Windows update service in services.msc, I ran the first install package and the process stops immediately on "searching for updates on this computer". The process just stalls and doesn't begin.

Help???
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31 Aug 2016   #47
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
These are the only updates needed KB3020369 & KB3172605.
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03 Sep 2016   #48
Cen

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vickyv View Post
This has worked for me every time:

The solution:

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again. All of our machines found their required updates in less than 5 minutes.

Thanks so much, worked perfectly.
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03 Sep 2016   #49
Cen

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XNemesis View Post
I have a fresh install of Win 7 x64.

I followed these instructions:

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again. All of our machines found their required updates in less than 5 minutes.

After stopping the Windows update service in services.msc, I ran the first install package and the process stops immediately on "searching for updates on this computer". The process just stalls and doesn't begin.

Help???
I did not stop wuauserv in services.msc. I opened the command line as an administrator and typed

net stop wuauserv

It will say it successfully stopped the service. Then I proceeded with

Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again.

Give it a try
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05 Sep 2016   #50
DanStafford62

Win 10 64-bit (Have customers running multiple versions)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anvie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swanny View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vickyv View Post
This has worked for me every time:

The solution:

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265
reboot
Download and install KB3102810
Reboot and check for updates again. All of our machines found their required updates in less than 5 minutes.

Thank you, This worked for me. I made an account just to thank you and to let others know that this worked for me. It did still take about 15 minutes before it downloaded them so just be patient.

Fresh install of Windows 7 home premium 64bit with a new SSD. Was driving me nuts, stuck at updating screen on windows update and standalone update (not to mention all the drivers I had to hunt down and install). Like others I have spent the last 2 days searching and reading posts and trying what was advised, let it run , reinstall , turn this off etc. But this worked . Installing 244 updates as I am typing this.
So again thank you.
I also just made an account to say that this worked for me. Thank you.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! - After four days of searching, you have finally freed me from limbo.
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