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Windows 7: Fresh W7 install with SP1 - check for updates stuck!

02 Jan 2017   #1
azucho98

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?

Thanks!


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02 Jan 2017   #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 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

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

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605


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

Windows Update is taking unusually long...
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03 Jan 2017   #3
azucho98

Windows 7 home, 32 bit
 
 

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