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Windows 7: Windows Update never stops searching for updates

17 Dec 2016   #1
abovethewater92

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows Update never stops searching for updates

I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64-bit SP1. After activation, I tried running Windows Update, it doesn't stop searching. What can I do to fix this?


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17 Dec 2016   #2
pbcopter

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

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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17 Dec 2016   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
W7 "Sevice Pack 2"

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
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
KB3125575 KB3125574 Convenience Rollup (effectively SP2) saves a lot of time on when updating a new W7 SP1 installation.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574
Microsoft Update Catalog
Wouldn't it be faster to (manually) install KB3020369, KB3125575 KB3125574 and then KB3172605?

Note:

KB3020369 is a prerequisite for KB3125575 KB3125574.


Also, the most recent Security-Only Update Rollups can be downloaded here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history
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17 Dec 2016   #4
pbcopter

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

I would install the convenience roll-up after the other two, if I were going to do that.

Don't you mean KB3125574?
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17 Dec 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The rollup was released in April
KB3172605 was released in July I believe it contains a newer update client
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18 Dec 2016   #6
abovethewater92

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks guys. Manually installing the convenience rollup fixed the problem.

But now I'm having a different problem. I made a new thread about it.

Thread: Windows Update always failing
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18 Dec 2016   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Oops

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Don't you mean KB3125574?
Yes I do (stupid dyslexic fingers).
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18 Dec 2016   #8
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

He's followed on to another thread.

Its a counterfiet install.

NO further action required.


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