Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows updates won't download

18 Aug 2016   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Could be
I'd use Option 3 bat file download to reset the update services... for you,
Windows Update - Reset

Then see if KB3020369 is installed,
If it is see if KB3172605 is installed

If neither are installed do so manually,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Win-7 32 bit
Win-7 64 bit

Win-7 32 bit,
Win-7 64 bit,

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.
Thank you Mike, my wife's computer wasn't updating so I used reset and installed the two updates and all went smoothly after that.

I need to rep a few more people than I can get you again


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2016   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You're welcome Jerry glad it helped :)
Surprised those download links worked though they have been hit and miss/ mostly miss :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2016   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post

In addition to the excellent advice already offered, especially installing all the relevant WU client patches...


This morning, "downloading updates" ran for nearly 90 minutes getting the remaining 5 Windows security patches. It suddenly kicked in and there was no further issue installing them.


I would like to add my experience: that while I still have a problem with windows update and will try the suggestions on pg1, I noticed that if I left the computer on overnight (& set shut down disk - never), I had a batch of updates to load by morning.

It was never like this, as this behavior started after the updates received on June 13.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Aug 2016   #14

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

If it acted like that after manually installing the 2 updates you need to reset the update system.
Leaving it running all night is up to whom ever though I like speed :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2016   #15

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, SP1


I noted that I had not installed the 2 updates yet, but that it was next on my list.

I did Option 3 (from a tutorial thread), but it was no help. I was noting that even though I still had a problem, leaving the computer on overnight, did produce updating. Not my idea of a method either.

I agree fast is better than s-l-o-w.

And some may not notice, but if you're running MSSE, it doesn't update the virus defs either if your WU is fubar'd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2016   #16

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You like pain :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows updates won't download

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 ultimate will not download updates , but updates are there?
Strange on this , The update file says no update done , but I have done them manually and can see them . Also when I do a normal search it just searches for ages ,but finds nothing ... I have downloaded the fixit tool and various other solutions , but no luck to date ... when I look at properties...
Windows Updates & Activation
How can I download all windows 7 updates at once???
I have been attempting to sleep stream updates into an image for the first time. It is windows 7 Home Premium 64. I found the windows update downloader however, it seems as though the site is either down or it has been discontinued. Is there another solution to my issue? Please Help!...
Windows Updates & Activation
Unable to download updates automatically/manually, download hangs
I'm trying to download updates through Windows Update, it shows that I have 139 important updates, and 40 optional ones. I selected them and clicked the install button but it got stuck at "Downloading updates (0 kb total, 0% complete)". I cancelled and retried choosing only 24 important updates and...
Windows Updates & Activation
windows updates will not download
Windows 7 64 bit cannot get windows 7 updates to down load getting error 8024402f have tried all suggested ready fixes like FIXIT would appreciate help....noted windows defender updated yesterday....emails work....internet works
Windows Updates & Activation
Download Windows Updates to USB?
Hi, I'm not sure if the title makes any sense, but I'm trying to find out if its possible to save the Windows 7 updates to a USB drive. The idea being that if I choose to do a fresh installation (from a bootable USB), then I could also run the updates using the Windows updates saved into a...
Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:48.
Twitter Facebook