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Windows 7: Fresh Install Win7SP1 Update just hangs tried everything...

10 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit
Fresh Install Win7SP1 Update just hangs tried everything...

Hi, I found this forum after spending the last two days trying to get windows update to work on a fresh install.

Originally I wanted to put Win7 SP1 64bit on a VM (KVM). Everthing installs fine, windows update hangs looking for updates, even if I wait 24hours, leaving svchost running at 100% cpu on a core.

I tried many things including Window Update Trouble Shooter (KB971058), System Readiness Tool KB947821, VM settings, permissions, DNS settings... Until I gave up.

So I thought I would try a different tack, I have now installed Windows SP1 on Spare HD on the laptop directly i.e. no VM. I have NOT activated Windows as do not wish to keep this installation, i.e. once I have resolved the problem I want to use the VM, at that point I will activate it.

So I have now done a fresh install, I have windows update set to automatic, but with Important updates selected only (not recommended updates), done several reboots. Windows updated to Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 (the only update), I have set my DNS to and just in case my ISP was the cause of some problem.

I left the machine overnight, Windows Update still hangs...

I ran SURT, SFC Scan (showed no errors) I have posted the logs if anyone can figure this out?

I did notice these in the CBS file
2015-09-10 10:34:47, Info CBS Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]

I also notice these errors:
Failed to get session package state for package: Package_1_for_KB2656356~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]

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10 Sep 2015   #2

Win7 x64 Ulitmate/Pro/Prem

I have had the same issue as in the last 2 days as well. Ive never had this before, but found your post by researching the same issue. It happens after I update to SP1, from a clean Win7Pro x32 install, using a M$ OEM disk. Have tried too many things to list, but there is something mystical about this issue. Just letting you know that you are not alone.
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10 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit

yep totally confused by this!

In order to try and solve this, I have a bare metal install on old machine, (Non activated) I have also done a fresh install on a VM and activated it. The problem occurs after the Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 is installed from then on update just hangs, so no updates ever get applied or a response from windows update from that point on. Seems I am not the only one!

Hopefully someone will have some time to checkout the log files I posted.
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10 Sep 2015   #4

Windows 7

Similar situation here. Bare metal retail Win7x32 install on a recently bought laptop. All is well until just after the SP1 update, when Windows Update says I need Update V7.6.7600.320. After that, svchost goes cpu-bound and 1 gig, and "checking for updates" never ends (at least it hasn't after a full day).
I installed KB3050265, but no change.
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11 Sep 2015   #5

Windows 7 x64 SP1

On a few systems with the same problem I found that if you leave it for roughly an hour until the CPU and HDD thrashing slows down and then do a restart you should find that WU has updated itself in some cases without informing you and after that it if you run it again it is still quite slow but it does tend to fetch the update list eventually... I found this to happen on 4 different systems recently. I cant guarantee this will work but it has for the laptops I have repairing.
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11 Sep 2015   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SurferX View Post
Windows updated to Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 (the only update),
Manually Install KB3083324

Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: September 2015

If you start from scratch, you can install KB3083324 instead of 7.6.7600.320 (May 2014).
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11 Sep 2015   #7

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

There are no actual errors in the logs I've seen - the one you quote is classed as 'Info' and is a normal part of an update install.

Try this - Windows Update error 8024000B - Windows Help
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11 Sep 2015   #8

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit

They say a watched pot never boils...

Ok I left the two machine alone overnight, 11hours... It seems the bare metal (non activated) install has come back saying I have 147 updates available. I have not yet selected them, as I am amazed after spending the last few days on this.

I am posting the logs, but reviewing them, it seems that I rebooted the machine around midnight and started the update process and it seems like the results came back nearly seven hours later... BTW on this machine the only think I have installed is security essentials not other hotfixes since 7.6.7600.320.

Could some one take a look at the logs to see if there is clue why it takes so long? The Install on the VM which I have activated and is the one I WANT TO KEEP, is still hanging after 11 hours I will post those logs in a moment.
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11 Sep 2015   #9

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
There are no actual errors in the logs I've seen - the one you quote is classed as 'Info' and is a normal part of an update install.

Try this - Windows Update error 8024000B - Windows Help

I tried this BTW on Win 7 Pro 64bit at least the file that this KB refers to doesn't seem to exist.
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11 Sep 2015   #10

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit

Little update,

The main reason I went and did a bare metal install, was to see if the VM was the cause of the windows update problems.

So far the baremetal machine has got past the point where it now gives a list of updates to download, they are currently downloading... So maybe there is a difference.

The VM install is identical (except it is activated) so far it still hangs looking for updates, one thing I noticed that I did different, and seems to have made a difference is I installed MSE and did a reboot before I started the the update process off, the memory footpring of svchost process that runs when doing the update has increased to ~1.2G instead of less the <.5gigs and also the option for
Microsoft updates is now available and checked. So I have now installed MSE on the VM and rebooted and started the updated process again, maybe success in 12hours...
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 Fresh Install Win7SP1 Update just hangs tried everything...

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