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Windows 7: Windows update is stuck on Checking for Updates

28 Oct 2016   #1
cyclone1418

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows update is stuck on Checking for Updates

I recently installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Previous operating system was Windows 10. When I run a Windows Update, it doesn't stop Checking for Updates. I left it for a 24 hour period yesterday, restarted, and then let it go over night again today.

When I was installing the Network Adapter driver, I received this message: Microsoft SNMP Service was not detected. You must install this service for the Advanced Server sub-agent to work properly. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is checked when I look at the Windows Features under Turn Windows features on or off in the Control Panel. The driver installation finished and I am able to make network connections. I am not sure if this is related to the Windows Update issue so I though I would mention it.

Thanks.


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29 Oct 2016   #2
pbcopter

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

Hi and welcome.

Follow these instructions exactly.
First, set Windows Updates to never check for Updates.
Next restart your computer, then install KB3020369, if not installed.
Then install KB3172605.

Windows updates should return to normal. You can then reset your updates to automatically check for updates if desired

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
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29 Oct 2016   #3
cyclone1418

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Looks like that worked. I'm in the process of installing 255 updates. Thank you for your help!
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29 Oct 2016   #4
pbcopter

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

You're welcome.
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31 Oct 2016   #5
Forestgamer

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x86, Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64, Windows 10 Pro x32, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks, problem solved.
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31 Oct 2016   #6
pbcopter

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Forestgamer View Post
Thanks, problem solved.
Hi and welcome to the forum.

You're welcome also.
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21 Dec 2016   #7
pow1983

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you! I left one of my PC's checking updates for a full 2 weeks without restarting the PC or interrupting the process in any way and it still wouldn't finish.

Another post had mentioned to install KB3153199, however, this did nothing for me.

I would add that I didn't install the KB's in the order suggested, leading me to believe that the order doesn't matter.
And this also works for POSReady 7 if anyone has the joy of working with POS systems.
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21 Dec 2016   #8
whatfor

home premium 64 bit
 
 

tried numerous ways of solving this win update problem but this is the only method that has worked .thanks
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