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Windows 7: new install Windows 7 sp1 stuck checking updates

28 Aug 2015   #1
angelgabbby

32bit
 
 
new install Windows 7 sp1 stuck checking updates

To whomever can help:

I was given a computer for my daughter. It was JUST installed with Windows 7 home Premium sp1 when we got it. When I have tried to check for updates, it gets stuck- even if I leave it for hours & hours, it still continues to "check for updates" (& I have very fast internet). I have ran microsofts windows update troubleshooter, but it still does the same thing. I have ran the things listed in the sticky needed to be done for problems with windows update, with no issues. Please help.

Thank you for your time & assistance.


Dell Vostro A860
Windows 7 Home Premium (clean install) sp1


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29 Aug 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Noel is our expert on Windows 7 Updates and he is off line.

Just a note:
I just did a Clean Install yesterday and it took 5 hours to download and install Updates. Their will be over 200 of them.
The bar that goes across the screen lies. I watch my router activity light to see if things are being downloaded.
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29 Aug 2015   #3
angelgabbby

32bit
 
 

Thanks for the info but I dont know how I could tell by the router because there's more than just this on it. I expected it to take awhile to check, but after about 15 hours, considering I have a very fast connection, I figured itd be done checking.
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30 Aug 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

When others are using the same ISP through a router things will slow down even more.
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30 Aug 2015   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

This model was originally only with Vista, probobly why your having troubles,
NOT SURE but i suspect your going to have to re-install Vista and then Upgrade as you did before.

Noel will comfirm i expect so please wait for his input.

Roy
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