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Windows 7: Svchost almost 100% and Windows Update not pulling updates

19 Aug 2015   #1
STC

Windows 7
 
 
Svchost almost 100% and Windows Update not pulling updates

Hi Everyone,

My Win 7 Home laptop was working fine a couple days ago. Didn't do anything different, didn't download or install anything.

Last night I noticed the fan was running constantly and saw one of the svchosts (the one for windows updates, forgot the name) was consistently at 70% usage. I have updates to notify me of new updates, but let me install.

I manually clicked windows update and saw 36 updates available (no windows update shield in notification area btw). I try to install the updates but it just sits at 0% for a while then I canceled.

I try various ways to fix Windows Update, from MSfixit, various hot fixes, reset and re-register, and running a script that clears all Windows Updates.

I manually try to do Windows Updates again, shows no updates (as history was wiped) And search for updates. The blue bar runs and runs, and just keeps searching.

I ran Cccleaner, Antspyware scans, anti virus scans, spybot, and a few other stuff and still nothing. Any ideas?


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19 Aug 2015   #2
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well it happened to me as well... try to run task manager...show all processes.. delete svchost ... after u delete it tends to get that message that u dont want it to consume whole processor.. you may have to restart ... n the problem seems to b with updates to sp1
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