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Windows 7: 'Checking For Updates' runs forever on new install

24 Dec 2015   #1
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
'Checking For Updates' runs forever on new install

I have a new install of win 7 32bit SP1 and installed the system drivers and when I update it installed the latest version of Windows Update Agent, I set updates (before checking) to NOTIFY ME BEFORE DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL - so I know from my experience of hundreds of installs that it should take minutes to tell me whats available THEN i can download them....THEN i can install them... but it goes into a loop,,,constantly saying its checking for updates, this soaks up my 2Gb RAM and 50% CPU constantly

so i hve tried the microsoft troubleshooter fixit here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/971058

it says its fixed something but cuold not fix issues with installing updates?

i have a 50Mbps LAN connection

heeelpp
thanks


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24 Dec 2015   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Try installing this update:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

It's drastically reduced the time to pick up all the updates in all the VM's I've tried. It should pick them up within 10 - 20 minutes.
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24 Dec 2015   #3
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

ive tried loads of things...even reinstalled and reinstalled a different version of win7 sp1 as a test and same result, one person said it worked when he connected to a neighbours network, this is virgin 50Mb on older hub (not new AC hub) - I done a fresh install in May and on Virgin too and it took MINUTES to find what i needed installing

i will give it a bash...been on for 2 days with this now and its annoying the hell out of me, also this version ive got is slipstreamed until June 2015 so should take less than a minute>?

thanks
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24 Dec 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Many people are reporting slow time for Windows Updates, especially for a clean install.
Kick off WU and let it run overnight and see if that helps.
From what i've read it could take 24 hrs. or more, but it eventually works.
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28 Dec 2015   #5
snadge

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

well i got a slipstreamed version that had all updates installed until Jun2015 and left it running from 1am and in the morning it had 55 updates to install
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28 Dec 2015   #6
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

If you have a total of 55 to install it works better if you do 5 or maybe 10 in one go.
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09 Jan 2016   #7
Magnet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Which version of C:/Windows/system32/wuaueng.dll are you running?
(Right click on file, then Properties, then Details)
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10 Jan 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

This thread is now "Solved".

Maybe snadge finally got the issue fixed, and didn't post back with how it was fixed/solved ?
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10 Jan 2016   #9
Magnet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oops Sorry David!
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10 Jan 2016   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Magnet View Post
Oops Sorry David!
No apology needed, i just noticed the thread is marked solved.
Only the OP (snadge) or an SF administrator can set a thread to Solved.

SF administrators do not set a thread to solved from what i know, the OP would do that.

So i assume @snadge "Solved" this thread/problem, without explaining how.
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