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Windows 7: Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 Keep breaking WU Windows 7 Starter

24 Oct 2015   #31

Windows 7 64bit home premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snowbound View Post
I had this problem as well as tried numerous fixes. What fixed it was upgrading the MS Windows Update Agento to the June2015 version. Go to and down to Method 2 and download the appropriate file for the version of Windows you have. Reboot your computer then install the update. Then reboot one more time. You should see the bunch of updates right away as soon as you check for updates.
I love you lol I finally got my windows update to work!! its been months lol

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03 Dec 2015   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by froggythrower View Post
Just to let others know, I have just done a fresh install of W7 Ultimate x64 on a brand new Kingston SSD from my original retail O/S dvd, absolutely nothing else on my drive, no programs at all.....

Had to install all updates including SP1 and NET Framework 4 etc, everything was fine, rebooted, then get a message saying Windows Update installed an update for MU Agent 7.6.7600.320

Now I also have no updates available, tried the microsoft Fixit file, installed all the KB's listed in this thread, and re-installed MU using the MU installation tool from Microsoft, stopped and restarted MU in services, and tried the windows update diagnostic tool, nothing has worked, update has now been checking for updates for 8 hours with nothing found.....

Your situation and resolution attempts are not unlike the variety of things I had tried (over and over...). I thought I would share details on what the one additional consideration was that resolved in entirety for me. I have not read about this specifically anywhere within these forums or others elsewhere.

I was trying to install KB3102810 which had been identified as potential resolution to the high CPU problems with svchost.exe and wuauserv service being used by Windows Update. Attempted to install but similar to problem with the Windows Update process in use, it just showed a "searching for updates..." popup and then hung.

It did not occur to me until umpteen hours and various other fix attempts later, that maybe there had been a conflict !! Further investigation revealed that even after a fresh system restart, CPU use was high and Windows Update was already active in background when looking at Resource Monitor. I went into Windows Update - Change Settings and changed it to NEVER automatically update and then rebooted...and confirmed that process was NOT active. I reattempted the install of KB3102810 and it resulted in an entirely different set of installation prompts this time around. After it finished and requested a reboot, I tried Windows Update again. CPU use was lower as promised and after a short anxiety filled minute or two, it reported back with 217 updates available for downloading !!

Hope this helps...I feel that everyone's individual settings in Windows Update probably explains some of the inconsistency re success rates where some people had conflicts with active processes and others did not ! Anyhow, happy to have it behind me now : )
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22 Dec 2015   #33

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

I'm having the same problem, managed to download Update for Windows (KB3083324). Checking for any other updates as I type this and its still just taking forever.

Any advice?
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22 Dec 2015   #34

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Purplewings View Post
I'm having the same problem, managed to download Update for Windows (KB3083324). Checking for any other updates as I type this and its still just taking forever.

Any advice?
You can try restarting the computer and then restarting the search for updates (in the hopes that you connect to a different WU server). Or, you can just let the computer search for a day or two.
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11 Jun 2016   #35

windows 7 professional x64

Found this thread searching for a resolution to my windows update just searching for updates forever. I found the solution to the problem and the reason why so many people are having issue is because microsoft changed the name of windows update agent to windows update client, so all of the microsoft support articles reference a old WU as being the most up to date.

Here is the latest installer as of June 2016, that worked for me. It found the updates after about 15-20 minutes of searching and then allowed me to update my fresh install.

Latest Windows Update Client - Windows Update Agent

Hope that helps anyone who ran into the same issues as me.
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