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Windows 7: Win 7 Updates Stuck on Downloading % For Three Days!!

19 Sep 2016   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Sniggler, this has worked on all my systems and every VM I've tested over the last couple of months:

Try this:

Download the April 2015 servicing stack update

Also download the July 2016 update rollup

Disconnect your internet connection.

Open Windows Update, select 'Change settings' and change it to "Never check for updates". Click 'OK' to exit out of Control Panel.

Open the start menu and type services.msc in the search bar.

Scroll down to the Windows Update service -> right click -> select Properties. Change startup type to 'manual' and stop the service. Click 'OK'.

Reboot the PC.

Install the April 2015 servicing stack update (KB3020369).

Install the July 2016 update rollup (KB3172605).

Reboot the PC again once installed.

Go back into Services and change Windows Update service back to 'Automatic (delayed start)' and then restart the service.

Reconnect your internet.

Open Windows Update and select 'Check for updates but let me choose'. Click 'OK'.

Check for updates and it should hopefully pick them up within 5 - 10 minutes (depending on your connection).
Will this work with it saying checking for updates as well dude

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19 Sep 2016   #12

Windows 7 64 bit

I have just returned to my computer and found that the 13 outstanding updates have installed. I had not taken any further action so I am not sure what triggered this. Anyway, problem solved.
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19 Sep 2016   #13

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

Hi Alex... No it won't,
To manually install an update the update service will have to first stopped
After it is stopped you can manually install any missing updates,
Win 7 Updates Stuck on Downloading % For Three Days!!-service-stop-windows-update.jpg

After you've successfully manually installed the updates just switch the windows update service back to what it was or the default setting auto delayed start.
Then restart the machine.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Sep 2016   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Okay thanks for the info dude
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2016   #15

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

Hi no problem Alex :)
Let us know how it goes,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2017   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Hi Brds7t7 Thank-you.

I first ran sfc /scannow where Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them; whilst the April 2015 servicing stack update KB3020369 was already installed, I was missing the July 2016 update rollup KB3172605 :)
Much obliged Following your steps totally worked for me
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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