Fresh W7 install with SP1 - check for updates stuck!

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 home, 32 bit

    Fresh W7 install with SP1 - check for updates stuck!

    Hi everyone,

    I did a clean install of W7 with SP1 on a HP laptop today. The install went fine, but the laptop has been stuck on "checking for updates". I rebooted and retried getting the latest updates but it just sits there checking for hours.

    Any idea what I can do to fix this?

      My Computer

  2. Posts : 1,872
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1,

    Hi and welcome.

    Follow these instructions exactly.
    First, set Windows Updates to never check for Updates.
    Next reboot 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

    Microsoft has now created a Knowledge Base article that finally addresses this as well.

    Windows Update is taking unusually long...
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 home, 32 bit
    Thread Starter

    Thank you pbcopter! Your solution worked perfectly. Windows is now updating properly!
      My Computer


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