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Windows 7: Windows 7 update problems

28 Aug 2015   #51
larryfoster

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

This one has been longer than 20 minutes, so far, and may take up to several hours to know if it's successful

Fingers crossed


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28 Aug 2015   #52
ju1c3

Ohio
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by larryfoster View Post
This one has been longer than 20 minutes, so far, and may take up to several hours to know if it's successful

Fingers crossed
whats the RAM usage on your SVCHost like? That's how I could tell it was better because it wasn't going crazy with it.
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28 Aug 2015   #53
larryfoster

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

How do I check that?
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28 Aug 2015   #54
larryfoster

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm looking at Resource Monitor in Accessories--->System Info.

CPU usage is 79% and Memory is 22%.

Is this what I should be looking at?
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28 Aug 2015   #55
ju1c3

Ohio
 
 

its in task manager => processes.
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28 Aug 2015   #56
larryfoster

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you.

I never understood what any of that meant.

BTW, still checking for updates
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28 Aug 2015   #57
larryfoster

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It's been nearly 4 hours and still trying to update.

Doesn't seem to be a CPU or ram usage issue
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29 Aug 2015   #58
larryfoster

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I aborted the check for updates after 8 hours.

There were no errors but it kept spinning.

Then, I thought I would be clever and look for what updates I could install one at a time.

I used Belarc Adviser and got a list of needed updates.

I started on critical updates but the first few were fixes for Office.

I looked for Windows updates and when I tried them, I got messages that told me to use Windows Updater.
But that's what's not working.

Any suggestions?

I have been considering wiping the drive and doing a clean install to see if that would solve this and a multitude of other problems on this computer
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29 Aug 2015   #59
sorethumbs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

This worked for me - although I'm a sucker for trying things so I'm currently doing it the proper way (fresh install and seeing if it does it itself through the updater that is offered up when first checking for updates)

If you want to give this a go I did find it worked - but a fresh install is what it worked on!

1. Fresh install and during installation where it asks you how you want to keep it up to date choose the one that says something about do not check for updates (I think its in red)
2. Don't check for updates when you first log in
3. Instead install the correct version (according to your system) of the updater from this page https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/949104
4. Do a restart after it installs (maybe don't have to but I did)
5. After a restart go to the windows update page and I think it will say something about needing to change the way you receive updates. Click on the choose settings part and when the page shows up choose the 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'
6. After clicking ok it should (should!) go straight into checking for updates and not prompt you to install an updater first (as you have already done it in step 3. it should come back with updates available although I can't remember how long it took to show the results.

Its worth a try but only if you are happy to reinstall!
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29 Aug 2015   #60
larryfoster

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks sorethumbs.

To clarify (I'm pretty slow), did you do a fresh windows install or just an updater install?

I really hate doing a whole windows install
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