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Windows 7: Windows 7 Update Client hangs on the 'Checking for updates...' screen!

13 Dec 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Windows 7 Update Client hangs on the 'Checking for updates...' screen!


Today I made a format and a clean install on my Laptop puting the same Windows as always in this device, that is the Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. The first thing I made after Windows installation finished, is to check for updates. The loading bar was loading for about 15 minutes without any result, so I decided to make a Windows reastart. After the restart, and after I gave 20 minutes of inactivity to the system (in case of Windows wants to configure something), I ran again the Windows Update process and it stucks there for about an hour until now... The progress bar still stands on 'Checking for Updates...' stage.

Does Microsoft has problem on its updating servers? How can I fix the problem, what can I do?? Please help!

System Configuration info:
Device: HP Laptop
CPU: Intel Celeron Processor T3000 (1M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
RAM: 2GB (DDR3 1333MHz 1.5V PC3-10600)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (Version 6.1, Build 7601, Service Pack 1)
OS State: Clean install, no drivers (doesn't need) or other software installed
WU Client: Version 7.6.7600.320

(Ask me if you want to know any other system parameter)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2015   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

I found the solution my own! (By reading other posts inside this forum with the same problem like mine, which I didn't have see before..)

Well the solution is more than simple: Patience!!

You just have to press the "Check for updates" button and leave the PC or Laptop alone - and connected to the internet obviously - for hours! Warning: Turn off sleep, hibernation and hard disk shut off feature temporarily before check for updates.

My laptop, with the default settings in Windows Update (Install Updates Automatically) took 4 hours to find and download the appropriate updates...

This is Microsoft's problem on it's servers, due to the excessive traffic they have on downloading Windows 10 ISO's to the computers with older operating systems...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

That is Microsoft once again inflicting it's weight on Win 7 users. Win 8 won't be far behind. I'm seeing posts where people have had to let Windows Update run 24 to 48 hours before it finally started downloading updates.

The solution appears to be Autopatcher. See this post by VsUK: Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates

I'm at 98 of 273 updates downloaded (987.87MB total) for Win 7 SP1 X64.
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