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Windows 7: Windows update stuck checking

19 Dec 2015   #1
thready

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows update stuck checking

I had to reinstall windows and I ran a restore from a backup I made and I think that might have messed up Windows Update. I know there's a way to delete the cache or data folder and make Windows Update like new again if that makes any sense. Or reset it? I just forget how. What do you suggest? It's been checking for the last 20 minutes. I ran a few troubleshooters from Microsoft and they said they fixed it but they didn't.

I got error 80080005 and I'm checking online to see what to do right now. I did a CMD prompt and I stopped wuauserv and did this:

rd /s/q %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution.old

I also downloaded a file from Microsoft to fix Windows update. And I even left the thing on to check for updates for a good hour. But all it does is have the little green line move left to right saying that it's checking for updates and I'm sitting here waiting. I think I'm going to download the Tweaking.com Windows Repair tool.

What's weird is that "System" says I have Service Pack 1. Am I just impatient or is this an actual problem? I restarted my PC and it's been checking for the last half hour.


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20 Dec 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Probably not the solution but to commiserate I Upgraded a WinVista 32-bit computer to Win7 yesterday then install SP1. That went well so I started the update process and like yours did not go beyond that same screen so I left it running overnight. This morning I had update telling me there were 228 updates to do, 4 hours later it is installing number 145 of that 228. May be finished late today?
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20 Dec 2015   #3
thready

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Probably not the solution but to commiserate I Upgraded a WinVista 32-bit computer to Win7 yesterday then install SP1. That went well so I started the update process and like yours did not go beyond that same screen so I left it running overnight. This morning I had update telling me there were 228 updates to do, 4 hours later it is installing number 145 of that 228. May be finished late today?
Actually just now it started working right. It just took 2 hours to check for updates. So I guess we can close this thread. Thanks for replying though!
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20 Dec 2015   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome. Mine has finished and am now getting the GWX/Get Windows 10 icon in the Notification Area.
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