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Many users have reported that they even waited for more than 24 hours but Windows Update just stuck at "Checking for updates" status and they couldn't install any update in their Neil MahasethPost authorJuly 14, 2016 at 5:21 amPermalink Thanks for sharing your experience. Actually with method 2.1 and 2.2 windows is finally updating and installing ( more than 1gb updates).Thanks a lot Mr. permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]good1dave[S] 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago(2 children)Previously I was recommending installing each one if you wanted to cut down on how many updates Windows Update would need to populate. his comment is here

Any ideas? from Narsee Monjee, Mumbai. Any clues please ?? The update slowdown had been a problem for me for the last 4 months.

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I like it. permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]stillcreek 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago(0 children)Still valid Dec 28, 2016. As you know there have been many issues over the past year with Windows Updates on Win7. Kudos, You the Man!

When I finished installing all 100 or so updates, I tried running Windows Update again. Jeff BDecember 12, 2016 at 12:13 amPermalink Oops, meant "now stuck" in first sentence. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[+][deleted] 3 months ago*(1 child)[deleted] [–]QuoteMe-Bot 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago(0 children) I had to do a clean install and find that specific one (July I believe - don't quote me), Windows Update Client For Windows 7 2016 well I can't say it enough !!!

Reply G October 25, 2016 at 7:09 am dude… thank you so much for this. Windows Update Client For Windows 7 I had problems with I think the cryptographic service breaking and some other stuff. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Several Windows 7 users have reported that when they try to check for new updates using Windows Update, it keeps checking for updates for hours. I restarted after the installation, used services.msc to Start WindowsUpdate and then changed the settings in Windows Update back to the Check for updates but let me choose...

Thank you very much Jay After 5 days of no luck solution 1 worked for me. Windows 7 Update Stuck Installing Step 2 appeared to sort it, many updates came thru and were installed correctly, repeated the check for updates, more came thru, installed correctly. KB3161608 was the only patch I was missing, without it the MS Update page scanning would never end. You can download the updates quickly and easily from following links: For Windows 7 32-bit (x86) edition: Direct Download Link of KB3050265 Update (32-bit or x86) Direct Download Link of KB3065987

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I left it for 24hrs and when I looked again it was still at 100%—and, moreover, the update history showed that it had not even installed a single update in that check this link right here now with this info I solved the problem in 10 minutes aprilioOctober 24, 2016 at 5:02 pmPermalink trick #4 works like a charm, really appreciate your help 🙂 RossOctober 25, 2016 at Windows 7 Checking For Updates Never Ends Re-enabled Windows update service and restarted it 7. Windows 7 Update Stuck Downloading Thanks again.

And the second change I've made is a big one that should save us all a lot of time. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-7/windows-update-is-taking-forever-to-check-for-updates.php Now Update is normal after finishing step 4 Thank you!!!!!!!! It added as well 15 entries to my HOSTS file. Almost lost among the comments between KB hotfix/update answers, this passing mention in @Eugene K's comment needs an answer in its own right. Windows Update Standalone Installer Searching For Updates On This Computer Forever

How safe do you think this update process would be if one were to download over public wifi? At Step 2 I tried the install and cancelled it twice because I thought it was hung up. This will sure help a lot of users who has similar problems. weblink Reply Darryl January 9, 2017 at 4:20 am I tried to install these updates but 3172605 and 3020369 both said "The update is not applicable to your computer." Any idea why

permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]ImQuiteCharming 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago(2 children)I just completed this entire process today. Windows 7 Update Rollup If the status stays on "Checking for Updates" for an excessively long period of time (after a minor reset several people have reported the update check taking in excess of 8 Bear in mind that at any time, M$ may send a Patch Rollup or cumulative update to quietly remove Spybot Anti-Beacon n other anti-Telemetry software.

My fix was Solution 1-- downloaded and ran the 8 KB3XXXXXX patches listed at the top of the article, rebooting between patches as prompted.

If Windows 7 was new, just released and aimed to be my OS for a decade I'd think differently; I won't bother myself with monthly headaches when the horizon is January permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]good1dave[S] 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago(0 children)Typically when any of the updates I've listed get stuck on "searching for updates" it's because you skipped step 0. This is the exact order I used to achieve success. Kb3135445 I'll be saving this post for if/when I do another fresh install.

To repair Windows system files, you can either: Use the System File Checker tool to repair corrupted Windows files, and then run Windows Update again. You can use the following link to download the Microsoft Fix It tool for the windows updates service. A product key came with the laptop, and I've burned windows 7 to a disc. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-7/windows-hangs-while-checking-for-updates.php You can message us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowISolve/ GuyJuly 23, 2016 at 4:19 amPermalink Looks like after the third try it worked.

Make sure you did step zero or the installer will hang. Thankyou. Click on 'Install updates'. Thanks, downloading now...

This is no longer possible with monthly Patch Rollups from Oct 2016 onward. Neil MahasethPost authorJuly 22, 2016 at 5:17 amPermalink Thanks Lauai for sharing your experience. Windows 10, in my opinion, functionality wise is a significant improvement over Windows 7. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]LisbonTreaty 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago(0 children)Thanks for your great guide!

I can't even imagine going through this. –Jon Jun 10 '16 at 4:47 +1 that cancel button is beyond useless. –Quolonel Questions Sep 8 '16 at 11:37 A giant thank you! permalinkembedsavegive gold[+][deleted] 7 months ago(1 child)[deleted] [–]good1dave[S] 0 points1 point2 points 7 months ago(0 children)glad it helped! Then it gives you a 10 second...

When running the standalone update executable it seems to hang on "Searching for updates" too. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.You can follow Martin on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ View all posts by The causes: Windows 7 performs a silent update to windows update component the first time it gets an internet connection. ETA: I tried the offline updater and got: 11/12/2016 12:16:27.06 - Error: Catalog file ..\client\wsus\wsusscn2.cab signature verification failure Seems a common problem: http://forums.wsusoffline.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6041&start=10 permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]good1dave[S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago(12 children)hmmm.....backstory?

Thank you sir. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]foosion 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago(0 children)That worked. I did the August and September rollups as well. I need to update my system because my headset cannot detect by windows when i plug even though i update the realthek and configure playback devices.

Looks like I'll be bringing a Flashdrive full of Windows Updates.