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Windows 7: Stuck at "checking for updates"

12 Oct 2015   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Stuck at "checking for updates"

This is an Acer netbook that I just installed a SSD into. Windows 7 64bit is activated.
After install I tried to get the latest updates and it just sits there checking, left it alone for an hour. I don't get any error messages at all. Ran SURT (It also searches for updates and gets stuck). I've also tried the fixes that I've seen here: Windows Update - Reset[3]=Windows Updates


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12 Oct 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Set the laptop not to sleep.
Manually start the check for updates.
Leave the laptop alone for 24 hours.
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12 Oct 2015   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'll try that this weekend.
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25 Oct 2015   #4
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Left the Acer laptop alone and it was stuck, tried the Dell laptop and it was also stuck. I then tried wired instead of wireless and the Dell found and installed the updates. The Acer is still stuck.

Maybe the amount of updates after a clean install causes Windows Update to hang?
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26 Oct 2015   #5
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

M$ updates & upgrades to win 10 have been extremely slow downloading recently. Many posts about update hanging when all that is required is to wait longer.
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27 Oct 2015   #6
TerryinDorset

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit
 
 

A web search about updates led me find warnings about an update that will stop computers updating.
Another update I had stopped my Flight Sim from working - the FS community was buzzing with it so I deleted it & hid it so I'd not get it again.
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27 Oct 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerryinDorset View Post
A web search about updates led me find warnings about an update that will stop computers updating.
Another update I had stopped my Flight Sim from working - the FS community was buzzing with it so I deleted it & hid it so I'd not get it again.
You can only hide a version of an update. If a new version of that same update is issued, then it will show up in your list of updates.
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10 Nov 2015   #8
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I tried installing updates again last night. Set the computer not to sleep and left it alone. It found 200 updates after 30 minutes of "searching".
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12 Nov 2015   #9
TerryinDorset

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit
 
 

"You can only hide a version of an update. If a new version of that same update is issued, then it will show up in your list of updates." Right click any update & go to Hide Update & you will never see it again.

There will not be a new version of the update that disrupted Flight Sim.
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