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Windows 7: Windows Update Never Stops Searching

12 Aug 2015   #1
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 
Windows Update Never Stops Searching

Hello. 'tis I, Richard yet again with another issue. This time, however, is with a PC I have just recently installed Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium on. My PC specs are listed below.

Gigabyte Mobo GA 890 GPA UD3H
8 Gigs of Corsair 1600MMX Ram (I have 2 sticks of 4 Gig RAM, even though stupid windows says I only have 4GB)
Sound Blaster VX Sound Card.
AMX Phenom II X6 1090T Processor (and no, I do not have access to another CPU).

I have just recently acquired this PC, and I am currently trying to use Windows Update. But Windows Update doesn't seem to want to do anything. It just sits there searching for updates without doing anything at all. It doesnt stop searching for them to give me an error. I have included the Logs folder in zip format in C:\Windows. I've already tried installing Updates that are supposedly a "hotfix" without success. Help is appreciated. I can't play games (I am a PC gamer nerd) without Windows Updates (especially Direct X and other ones).


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12 Aug 2015   #2
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc267 View Post
Hello. 'tis I, Richard yet again with another issue. This time, however, is with a PC I have just recently installed Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium on. My PC specs are listed below.

Gigabyte Mobo GA 890 GPA UD3H
8 Gigs of Corsair 1600MMX Ram (I have 2 sticks of 4 Gig RAM, even though stupid windows says I only have 4GB)
Sound Blaster VX Sound Card.
AMX Phenom II X6 1090T Processor (and no, I do not have access to another CPU).

I have just recently acquired this PC, and I am currently trying to use Windows Update. But Windows Update doesn't seem to want to do anything. It just sits there searching for updates without doing anything at all. It doesnt stop searching for them to give me an error. I have included the Logs folder in zip format in C:\Windows. I've already tried installing Updates that are supposedly a "hotfix" without success. Help is appreciated. I can't play games (I am a PC gamer nerd) without Windows Updates (especially Direct X and other ones).

okay, ignore this. Somehow my Windows Update has miraculously fixed itself! Nevermind!
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12 Aug 2015   #3
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Okay. I have a new problem now.

When I try and select updates to download, it just stays at 0%, doesnt download anything, and just sits there. Even if I do this with only a couple small updates! Help please!

Edit: Forget this crap. I'm done wasting my time on this, I'm formatting my machine. I'll let you know how it goes afterwords.
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12 Aug 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I'm trying to download Update at the present time and have the same problem.

It's probably Microsoft's Servers and bandwidth loaded up with a bunch of Windows 10 B/S
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12 Aug 2015   #5
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm trying to download Update at the present time and have the same problem.

It's probably Microsoft's Servers and bandwidth loaded up with a bunch of Windows 10 B/S
And I'm back at square one again. I let the Update program try and search for updates yet again...and it's stuck yet again at "never stops searching"...
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12 Aug 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Personally I'm just going to wait a few hours and try again.

Well it started working again. I'm logging off and get my updates.
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12 Aug 2015   #7
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Personally I'm just going to wait a few hours and try again.

Well it started working again. I'm logging off and get my updates.
I think you're right. This thing takes forever to work. FFS Microsoft, get your crap together! God you people suck so much donkey bawls since Bill Gates stopped being CEO, it's disgusting.
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12 Aug 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Well it took a half hour but I got them all downloaded and installed.
Don't worry about the % moving because it don't.
Just let it run. Sooner or later it will pick things up.

Just watch the blinking light on your modem or router. All of a sudden it will start blinking very fast. Now you know things are starting to down load whether the % moves or not.
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13 Aug 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep yesterday was fun on a 32 bit laptop I have and was attempting load last Tuesdays patches
Figured it was high demand getting updates elsewhere...

Unhide all I had hidden and ran windows update cleanup/ sfc/.... switched settings around...

Never had any indication it was downloading anything matter of fact I restarted/ shut down removed battery and power drained the system

Then all of a sudden it showed the shied on the power button to shut down to install updates
I suppose I can thank myself for that I did switch the update setting
23 dates installing
26 Optional listed that didn't auto install thankfully

Very annoying day yesterday was
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14 Aug 2015   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just watch the blinking light on your modem or router. All of a sudden it will start blinking very fast. Now you know things are starting to down load whether the % moves or not.
If I have any doubt about what's happening, I open Task Manager and check the Network usage and the running processes - it gives me the best idea of what's actually happening.
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