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Windows 7: Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

06 Jan 2017   #91
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBX View Post
Now.... What do I do for Windows 8.1 ????

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Hi and you're welcome,
8.1 well see this site they still have downloads there for 8.1 updating issues
Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution
Which is basically the security only update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3205400
Or monthly rollup
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3205401

Code:
http://wu.krelay.de/en/
If you're referring to a clean install of 8.1
MS has a the same deal that applies to windows 7's unofficial sp2 too
Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 – Windows for IT Pros


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25 Jan 2017   #92
OppfinnarJocke

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Sounds like a older existing install and you were not clean installing win-7 ?

1) When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change

2) After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
Attachment 391878

3) Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
Attachment 391954

4) which version of windows do you have installed 32 bit or 64 bit,
System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
KB3020369

4b) download links,
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

5) Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605

KB3172605 download links,
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

6) After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

7) After all of the above is completed you can use Option 3 below to reset all of the windows updates components
Windows Update - Reset
Thanks for this!
Now my rig is back in business again, KB3172605 was missing...
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02 Feb 2017   #93
onemarty

Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 
Windows Update fix

I was dealing with Windows Update not working for over a week , after replacing my Motherboard and reloading my Windows 7-32-bit Home Premium Operating system. I was speaking with one of the Techs at Fry's Electronics who gave me 3 files to download and install and haven't had a problem since. #1 KB3125574 #2 KB3020369 #3 KB3172605. Problem Solved..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gwwv View Post
I have Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit OS. I have researched multiple "fixes" on this site, and still cannot get it to function properly.
Some of the patches are using a Standalone Installer. When they are engaged, it searches for updated files, and that's all it does.
Can anyone assist me in fixing this situation.

I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop. It's about 5 years old.

Thanks!
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06 Aug 2017   #94
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Sounds like a older existing install and you were not clean installing win-7 ?

1) When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change

2) After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
Attachment 391878

3) Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
Attachment 391954

4) which version of windows do you have installed 32 bit or 64 bit,
System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
KB3020369

4b) download links,
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

5) Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605

KB3172605 download links,
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

6) After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

7) After all of the above is completed you can use Option 3 below to reset all of the windows updates components
Windows Update - Reset
I had started my own thread and was referred to this thread. Having the same issue of not getting updates installed. Followed everything through, with already having KB3020369 installed. However, your step 5 says to install KB3172605. I searched my machine and it does not have this. When attempting to install it states not applicable to my machine. Do I need this file? Thank you
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04 Sep 2017   #95
Cankseer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hmm Thrash wonder how many others do that?? and personally now the furor of the 10 upgrading stuff has died away I have given up worrying about downloading updates because I honestly do not know what they do specifically without having to look them up and I have better fish to fry.

Burt we still see people worrying about updates downloading or rather not downloading and I wonder why unless of course it is after a clean install. I would rather hope that the new ISO's we can get access to now are already "updated" so to speak.
Without any use
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04 Sep 2017   #96
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might of used the wrong bit version ?
I would personally start over now knowing the updates to install first
Then all should be fine also disconnect from the internet before manually installing the updates for good measure
Afterwards restore internet and manually check for updates.

Also,
Check out SIW2's post here using dism++ to find any missing updates,
Reinstalling Windows 7 from Windows 10 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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21 Sep 2017   #97
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Fix: Windows 7 Update stuck on "Checking for updates"

A most recent (30 June 2017) and easy wizard-driven solution - Fix: Windows 7 Update stuck on "Checking for updates" - here

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...eea6630?auth=1

The Wizard worked like a charm for me.

Edit: For some reason the link which I copied from another post did not work. So deleted and redone.
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