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Windows 7: Endlessly checking for updates system load constantly at 100%

10 Mar 2016   #1
roxieno

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 
Endlessly checking for updates system load constantly at 100%

Firstly, I'm just going to say that I learned pretty much everything I know about computers from google so please be nice to me.
A couple of days ago windows update cause my CPU load to be constantly at 100%. So I googled. Someone advised to deleting the software distribution folder will fix it so I did. It didn't it just made me lose my updates history and hidden updates list. FAIL on that one.
Then I downloaded the windows update repair tool. FAIL again.
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Tried to look for a newer version of windows update client. None.
Then tried windows fix it. Didn't help.
Next I used the SURT. I left that running for more or less 6 hrs. It asked me if I want to install hotfix. I clicked yes. Never got pass the initializing stage. For 6 hrs! So I gave up on that one.
Then windows gave me a notification that it will install updates blah blah. For some reason those updates are not showing up on the client. I still says never checked for updates or something like that. When I shut down the computer it installed. That happened 3 more times. So I checked my installed updates list. I think it was just reinstalling updates that I have already installed before. Gah.
Then I tried sfc /scannow. Didn't help.
Tried the windows update repair tool again. I got a different error this time.
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And now I'm desperate. The only way for me to keep my cpu load from being constantly at 100% is to set windows update to never install updates. I don't really mind turning it off but if there's a way to fix it.. So please, if any of you guys can help me, I'd really really appreciate it.

Ps: I'm sorry for the very long post....




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10 Mar 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hi and welcome.

Have you installed KB3102810.

I found on a number of systems that after installing this update, I needed to let the computer search for updates which took hours (I let it run over night), but once it came back with updates to install and they were installed, the computer began to perform normally again.

Reboot before and after installing KB3102810
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11 Mar 2016   #3
roxieno

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Hi and welcome.

Have you installed KB3102810.

I found on a number of systems that after installing this update, I needed to let the computer search for updates which took hours (I let it run over night), but once it came back with updates to install and they were installed, the computer began to perform normally again.

Reboot before and after installing KB3102810
I actually did try to install that one too but it turned I've already got it installed. I think it came with the automatic updates or something? It was just there. I dunno. And I think it was installed before windows update started lagging for me... :/
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