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Windows Update loading forever

Q: Windows Update loading forever

Windows Update keeps on loading and never shows up any update:
What can I do to fix this? Thank you!

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A: Windows Update loading forever

Please run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262
Please provide the exact details of any problem it reports as not fixed.

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I just recently upgraded my computer to Windows 10 but I noticed my Outlook 2010 emails have been a bit slower and then today it says loading profile when I try to open it but my emails won't open. This is not the first time that it has happened. Anyone know what it could be? I'm thinking there is something running in the background that is preventing it from opening it up.
 

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Please note, I am typing on a DIFFERENT computer (IP address) than my other PC that has the problem - specifically a Windows 10 "Forever Loading" Problem, I believe. It is a 3 year old DELL, with Windows 10, so I cannot run the above suggested SysInfo Utility.

That said, I had an automatic regular Windows 10 update, which took forever and ever. While it seemed to be finishing; my DELL logo appeared, then I get my welcome screen and it allows me to very S-L-O-W-L-Y type my password; then my center screen wallpaper appears, but never any of my desktop icons. After much passed time, my task bar appears but no icons on it. The time appears in right hand corner of task bar, but the real time never advances. Lastly the dreaded spinning blue circle remains in the blank Task Bar. I have tried unplugging overnight, restarting, and the same thing. The Windows start button appears on task bar, but nothing works, because nothing has loaded on task bar or on my desktop. I have left it on overnight in hopes of a wishful escape of this endless loop it is stuck in.

Checking online, I have tried various suggested processes (getting to Task Manager, trying to restart explorer.exe, running new task (msconfig), tried to get to Safe boot to reboot, but cannot do any of those things due to the dreaded spinning blue circle. I simply can't get anywhere except to Task Manager, but nothing actually works within there either. Help Please?
 

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k i created a partition and formatted it of 70gb to install windows 7 in it. Im obviously using the clean install method, everything goes fine. It expands the files, it installs them,copies them, etc. When my system is booting up, it shows me the screen of windows below saying "windows is starting up", the problem is that windows never starts up, i left it for a night, and it didnt start up, it just stayed there. Im trying to install windows 7 64bit, any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows starting up loading screen forever!!!

Have you read these links for Ideas, Hints, Tips, & Questions so we can help you better

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7


Questions to use for help with Installation Issues


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new HP notebook in Oct2015 with windows 10 pre-loaded. All ok until early 2016 but since then, about once per week, windows update just fails to complete. If I go to the security and settings screen I cannot move from the windows update icon and there is a line of blue dots flashing across screen. The laptop still works ok while this is happening although maybe slightly slower, the only problem is on shutdown sometimes I get a message that apps are still downloading and do I really want to shut down, if I don't say shutdown anyway it never does. The way I get out of this is to do a system restore, which usualy ends in a massage saying it has failed to do so, but then I can update windows 10 to latest version and it updates itself ok for a few days before starting the cycle again. I don't have high speed broadband but download speeds are ok. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks, daverd8

A:windows update goes on forever

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome onboard ! This is very unspecific problem can be caused by lots of things. I would suggest you first try to uninstall any security software (if 3rd party security software is present) like antivirus/firewalls/etcThen, please, run Windows Update Troubleshooter >> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/512a5183-ffab-40c5-8a68-021e32467565/windows-upda... to check for and potentially fix any issues with Windows Update. Please, also note that what you describe might be OK under certain curcumstances - for example if your Internet connection is very slow or if something is interfering with Windows Update process - e.g. firewall network drivers/ AV software / etc.Windows 10 is a lot different when it comes to lots of things including Windows Update. It downloads updates automatically, installs automatically. There were several bigger updates for 10 since it was initially released in the first official RTM version. If your Internet speed is not that fast and if something else is interfering, this might be the issue. It is very difficult to troubleshoot such an issue remotely without details. More info >> http://www.howtogeek.com/223068/what-you-need-to-know-about-windows-update-on-windows-10/  ===================================Something bigger on Windos might have also gone corrupted. If nothing else helps, you may consider backing up your personal files and reinstall... Read more

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I'm totally new,and I have a problem. I just restarted my Toshiba satellite laptop,and it went to the blue update screen. No big deal. I frequently get it. But now,its been 2 hours,and its still showing "Keep your PC plugged in until this is done. Installing update 1 of 2".
The thing is,I can't access any other page,and if I try to shut it down, and start it back again,the update still continues. I'm new to windows 8,please help me.

A:Windows 8 update going on forever

Please,just help.

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Hello. I recently upgraded from XP to Win7 Pro 64 and did the typical updates after the install was complete. After the second round of updates and reboots, the updates started taking forever to complete. Forever being literally one hour for just two updates and the system is stuck on "Creating a restore point..." My connection is consistantly 6 mbps so I don't believe it's my net connection.

I looked at the View update history and noticed a failed update for "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB974431)". Currently, it has taken 30+ minutes to install the Security Update for IE8.

I don't know about you all but this update has been a major pain in the caboose.

Many thanks.

System:
AMD 64X2 6000
4 GB RAM
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe

A:Windows Update Taking Forever

Start it over.

Use System Restore if necessary.

F8 to last known good config if it won't start.

If it still won't start, boot into Installer>Repair console and system restore before the updates.

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haven't installed any updates in a few months so i decided to run the windows live update
i left it on for like an hour but it doesn't seem to do anything
 
did some googling and i manually applied
Update for Windows (KB2999226)
Security Update for Windows (KB3153199)
Update for Windows (KB3138612)
some suggested to try these and then the live updater would pick up and start working
however running it now seems to do nothing at all so not really sure what the problem is
 

A:windows update taking forever

Try this :
 
 Download the .cab file:
 
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262
 
launch it, and go through the prompts...

(This is the windows update diagnostic tool)

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I just re-installed windows 7 on my older laptop and I've let it check for updates, installed the standalone package, and the system readiness tool all with no luck. So many people online recommended these steps, but all they do is halt and not load. Windows update is stuck at checking for updates while any standalone package I do is stuck at "Searching for updates on this computer"

I'm blown away because I've let it run for 3-4 hours and it still is loading. So basically, I just wasted half of my day waiting for this thing to load.. pretty frustrating.

Any other methods that work?

Thanks and any attempt to help me would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows update taking forever

I could've sworn I posted this on another thread.. I did not mean to make another thread about it.. again...

Sorry all, don't know how to erase this

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haven't installed any updates in a few months so i decided to run the windows live update
i left it on for like an hour but it doesn't seem to do anything
 
did some googling and i manually applied
Update for Windows (KB2999226)
Security Update for Windows (KB3153199)
Update for Windows (KB3138612)
some suggested to try these and then the live updater would pick up and start working
however running it now seems to do nothing at all so not really sure what the problem is
 

A:windows update taking forever

Try this :
 
 Download the .cab file:
 
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262
 
launch it, and go through the prompts...

(This is the windows update diagnostic tool)

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I received a refurbished Dell laptop the other day from Amazon. When I went to Windows Update, the logo was red and said that Windows Update had never been run. I clicked on Check for Updates 16 hours ago. It's been running the entire time, according to the Task Manager and according to the progress bar on the Update screen, which has been moving left to right the whole time.
However, I'm skeptical that it's actually doing anything. Is there a way to tell for certain that it is indeed checking for updates or simply lying to me, and is there a maximum time on a reinstall that has never run Windows Update before beyond which I should be suspicious that something might be wrong?
It's ok if it takes a lot of time. I just don't want to be sitting here thinking everything is ok when it isn't. Thanks in advance.

A:First Windows Update Taking Forever

Hi:
 
Did YOU wipe it and reinstall Windows, or did you receive it from Amazon with Win 7 installed?
It's also not clear from your description if  the refurbished system came with or without SP1 and with any of the subsequent critical/important patches, or even with a valid license?
 
Assuming that your Windows install is legit and properly activated, there have been serious issues with the WU client under Win7 for several months.
However, there are solutions.
 
The following worked for me on two Win7 boxes, for several other folks here at bleeping and for MANY folks at sevenforums.com.
There are several MS KBs mentioned in various places over the past year or so, but many of the older ones were superseded.
 
The short version of the story: for a fresh Windows install, the following 3 KBs, when manually installed via the standalone installer appropriate for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), OUGHT to resolve the issue of perpetual "checking for updates" on an otherwise legal, stable system with properly functioning Windows 7:
 KB3125574KB3020369KB3172605
Let's try this:
IF NOT ALREADY DONE: Download and save, but do not run yet, the standalone installers for KB3020369 and KB3172605 for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).  You would also want to do the same for 3125574, because you are on a new Windows installation.
Disconnect from the internet.
Disable the Windows Update service in both the applet itself ("never check for updates") AN... Read more

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I received a refurbished Dell laptop the other day from Amazon. When I went to Windows Update, the logo was red and said that Windows Update had never been run. I clicked on Check for Updates 16 hours ago. It's been running the entire time, according to the Task Manager and according to the progress bar on the Update screen, which has been moving left to right the whole time.
However, I'm skeptical that it's actually doing anything. Is there a way to tell for certain that it is indeed checking for updates or simply lying to me, and is there a maximum time on a reinstall that has never run Windows Update before beyond which I should be suspicious that something might be wrong?
It's ok if it takes a lot of time. I just don't want to be sitting here thinking everything is ok when it isn't. Thanks in advance.

A:First Windows Update Taking Forever

Hi:
 
Did YOU wipe it and reinstall Windows, or did you receive it from Amazon with Win 7 installed?
It's also not clear from your description if  the refurbished system came with or without SP1 and with any of the subsequent critical/important patches, or even with a valid license?
 
Assuming that your Windows install is legit and properly activated, there have been serious issues with the WU client under Win7 for several months.
However, there are solutions.
 
The following worked for me on two Win7 boxes, for several other folks here at bleeping and for MANY folks at sevenforums.com.
There are several MS KBs mentioned in various places over the past year or so, but many of the older ones were superseded.
 
The short version of the story: for a fresh Windows install, the following 3 KBs, when manually installed via the standalone installer appropriate for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), OUGHT to resolve the issue of perpetual "checking for updates" on an otherwise legal, stable system with properly functioning Windows 7:
 KB3125574KB3020369KB3172605
Let's try this:
IF NOT ALREADY DONE: Download and save, but do not run yet, the standalone installers for KB3020369 and KB3172605 for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).  You would also want to do the same for 3125574, because you are on a new Windows installation.
Disconnect from the internet.
Disable the Windows Update service in both the applet itself ("never check for updates") AN... Read more

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Unable to run any Windows Update since a couple of months and each time I go to Windows Update it takes forever and no updates were found nor installed.

A:Windows 7 Update Taking Forever

Hi:
 
See this post - the process worked for me on 2 systems and for many other folks.
Basic principle: manual installation of the standalone versions of KB3020369 and (most importantly) KB3172605:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/631190/windows-update-stuck/#entry4118065
 
And these other threads:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/632115/windows-7-updates-stopped-working/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/621990/windows-update-taking-forever/
 
(Sevenforums.com has many similar threads, all with roughly the same steps.)
 
If that process does not work or if you are getting specific error codes, then you may have another issue.
 
Let us know how it goes, so that we can all learn.
 
EDIT: On the other hand, if this is the same computer as the one HERE with a BSOD problem, then you may have other issues, for sure.
 
Cheers,
MM

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Unable to run any Windows Update since a couple of months and each time I go to Windows Update it takes forever and no updates were found nor installed.

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Hi:

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when I manualy look for updates it never stops searching, but never finds any or gives an errorcode. After some searching I think it is the KB976902 update that causes the problem, since it is the only one that is not to be removed with right mouse
click.(it also seems to have a bad name on the internet). nevertheless it got himself installed without internet connection and does not want to get of. I already blamed my av (avg) and removed it completly  stopped and started update in service. Please
help!!
I have win7 home premuim and a ssd as hd
kind regards
Raymond

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Creating my base windows 7 Wim for deployment and windows 7 is taking forever to get updates. This was solved a few months back but its back again. what happened Microsoft?

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I have just installed a new copy of Windows 7 Pro, but without any drivers.

I've looked for an ethernet controller driver (from a 2nd PC) and managed to install it.

However, when I try to run the Windows update, or look automatically for the rest of the drivers, it just runs forever. I've tried already several Windows installation disk but the problem persists, so I suspect it's just faulty hardware ?

Anybody has some experience with this and could help ? I have no idea what's going on.
 

A:Windows update hangs forever

It can take up to 24 hours for Windows Update to check for updates.

As for drivers, manually download and install all updates. Do NOT rely on Windows.
 

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Hi,
Windows update doesn't work on a win7 sp1 pc.
I've tried both with wsus and online update but it keeps searching endlessly.
For 3 days I've tried many forum suggestions (which worked for others).
Also tried Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x86, but it keeps running endlessly too.
This was just the last:s
Step 1:
Stopping the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and the Automatic Updates service....
 
Click Start/All Programs/Accessories. Right click 'Command Prompt' and select 'Run As Administrator'. Click 'Continue' on the UAC prompt.
At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command: 
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
 
Step 2:
Renaming the Catroot2 folder...
 
Type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command.
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 oldcatroot2 
net start cryptsvc
 
Step 3: 
Renaming the "SoftwareDistribution" folder...
 
Type the following command, and then press Enter.
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
 
Step 4:
Registering the files that are used by Windows Update and Microsoft Update...
 
At the command prompt, type the following commands, press ENTER after each command, and then click OK every time that you receive a verification message:
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wucltux.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
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Hi, I have a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 on a Dell Inspiron 1570 laptop.

When I invoke Windows Update via the start menu, it begins checking for updates. It then seems to keep checking forever. The longest I have left it is around 2 days undisturbed, with no updates identified or downloaded.

I've tried allsorts of fixes found on the 'net on previous clean installs, never had any success. The closest I got to success was trying to use a third party updater 'Autopatcher' - this program successfully downloaded a number of updates but when it came to installing them, it hang on each update at 98%. Each time I found that killing 'wusa.exe' process, allowed each individual update to complete and autopatcher to move onto trying to install the next update. Unfortunately this did not result in any updates actually ending up installed.

I have a number of tools downloaded to a usb stick now (assorted MS fixits, latest version of standalone WU installer etc etc) but I wondered, rather than just randomly stabbing away in the dark again in random order, if someone who knows a bit about this sort of problem could help guide me through diagnosis in a coherent manner, starting from a virgin install.

Thanks for any help.

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Hi, i have windows 7 64 bit sp1, and when i check for updates it checks for updates with no results. I have let it run overnight and still nothing. It says checking for updates with the green line going back and forth, but never gets any results. Can someone help me with this it is very frustrating.

A:Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever

let's try cleaning up any temp files and folders you have for a start.
Easiest thing is to just do it with ccleaner.
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

don't use the registry cleaner (yet) just the normal clean function.

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Does anyone have a fix for this that does not involve downloading and installing .msu file - these files result in the same error.
 
I have tried SFC.
 
I have tried fiddling around with BITS and WindowsUpdate in services.msc
 
I have tried adding exceptions in windows firewall for the various windows update related exe files in system32
 
I have tried expanding msu files and installing the updates via pkgmgr, including the post Service pack 1 rollup msu.
 
Nothing works!

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Hi,

I got a used Thinkpad T420 laptop which had Windows 7 Professional installed. Since I can't change the GUI language on Professional I reinstalled the laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso directly from MS).

The fresh install won't install any updates, the "Checking for Updates" bar simply doesn't do anything. I waited over 3-4 hours.

1. Installed SURT (KB947821), no change.
2. sfc /scannow says that everything is in order.
3. Error codes: in the WindowsUpdate.log I see a warning with hr=80242013, or sometimes the codes 0x8024000B or 0x8024000C.
4. The CBS folder doesn't allow me to compress it's contets, so I can't post that (not enought permssions?).

The only time I got a reaction was after manually installing KB949104 (Windows Update Agent) to the latest version (7.6.7600.320). After this it found 219 important and 50-something recommended updates. About 190 of the important updates were installed, but then it hanged. After a reboot I'm back at square one, the "Checking for updates" bar does nothing anymore.

I searched the Internet for 2 days now and tried more suggestions that I can count, but nothing helped. I also reinstalled the laptop, that didn't help either.

Please guys, I need the laptop done by tomorrow. I hope somebody can help me.

Another thing: I could install WUA and SURT only by pulling the LAN cable from the laptop. Otherwise the manual updates also hang at "Checking the sy... Read more

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Nice article from Inforworld on the Windows 7 update fiasco. 

A:How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans—forever

Hi:

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I recently installed a new HDD with Hp OEM dics, and i tried to use windows update, but it seems to take forever to search for updates. I dont know if its stuck or if it theres something wrong but i cannot search for any updates. Any advice or help  on how to resolve this issue?  thanks











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A:Windows 7 update takes forever and/or stuck?

Hi: See if installing these two microsoft windows update patches work for you... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

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Original thread: /windows-updates-activation/393818-windows-update-checking-updates-forever.html

Since my original thread was closed based on an ASSUMPTION, I just wanted to post the solution:

FYI: Windows licenses are not bound to HW and I have a perfectly legal (spare) Ultimate license to use, so I was in my right to install Win 7 Ultimate onto the laptop which came with a Win 7 Pro license. (Even if I didn't have a license, Win 7 allows a 30 day trial after installation, before I need to activate it!)

Thanks, @Callender and @Barman58 for immediately assuming piracy and closing the thread before I could react...

The solution for the mentioned problem seems to have been to do the steps listed in KB971058 manually (stopping the services, removing the SoftwareDistribution cache, re-registering the DLLs, etc.). After that the update check found some 100+ important updates and installed everything.

I hope I could help somebody else with this solution.

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Nice article from Inforworld on the Windows 7 update fiasco. 
 
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3136677/microsoft-windows/how-to-speed-up-windows-7-update-scans-forever.html
 
The speed-up patch, KB 3172605, is problematic, as I discussed in July. It contains a new version of the Windows Update Agent, which takes minutes instead of hours to figure out which patches are available.
 
There are two problems with KB 3172605 (“July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1”) that aren’t discussed in the KB article:
 
It includes components that aren’t related to the Windows 7 Update scan slowdown problem. If you want to speed up your scans, you have to take all of the update rollup. You can’t pick out the good part.
 
It crashes a very common set of Intel Bluetooth drivers.
 

Edit: I would not recommend turning off Windows Update as shown in the article.

A:How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans—forever

Hi:
 
Yes, 3020369 and 3172605 (and, for new W7 installs, 3125574) are the key.
I can attest to that.
 
If WU is stuck in a perpetual "checking for updates" vortex, one DOES indeed need to at least turn off Windows Updates ("never check...") TEMPORARILY and, in some cases, disable & stop it from services.msc, also temporarily and then reboot.
It's the only way to get those patches to install manually.
Once that's done, and once the system has been rebooted, WU can be turned back on (preferably to "notify and let me choose) and the service can be restarted ("Automatic-delayed start").
A manual check for updates should take only seconds/minutes, instead of hours/days.
I posted this method here a few days ago: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/631190/windows-update-stuck/#entry4114538
 
This worked for me on my 2 W7 boxes and for countless others at many other fora, such as sevenforums.com
 
 
If it does NOT work, then it's likely that there's something else going on.

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I have a windows update that has been trying to download for about a week now and is only up to 45%. Is this a super big file (I only have dialup) or is something wrong. I'm running an old version of Firefox and just installed Panda antivirus because Avast stopped working. Device manager shows no issues. I also have a security box that shows up every time I startup that asks if I want to only view secure connections that only started showing up after I reinstalled the old version of Firefox. Thanks for about the 20th time I think.

A:windows update takes forever to download

You might download and run Avast's Uninstall Utility, to make sure there aren't any bits laying around that could interfere with Panda...
 
https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
 
Unfortunately, dial-up can take hours.
 
If you know someone with a high-speed internet connection, they might be able to download the standalone updates from Microsoft Catalog and put them on a USB flash drive, or DVD.
 
It's good to have all XP updates on a removable media, in case you ever need to do a re-install.
 
You can pre-download all of the updates using the freeware tool WSUS Offline Update...
http://download.wsusoffline.net/
You will need to find the last version that supported Windows XP in the archives.
BC member @Saw101 identified that as V. 9.1 [4 Apr 2014]
Good tutorial video...
https://youtu.be/aXAOvbNJYyE

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It has been very frustrating to rebuilding a Windows 7 desktops last year or so.  After the installation of Windows7 Home or Pro SP1 disks click on Check Updates and it could run for 2 days before it lists the 240 updates to install.  Anyway
to speed this up?  I know Microsoft wants us to use Windows 10 but some businesses and older home hardware have to have Windows 7.  I wish and hope this torcher will stop soon and Microsoft comes up with a fix.  Any help is appreciated!!! 
Thanks!!!

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Hi and many thanks for reading.

I have a brand new machine with Windows 7 installed a mere couple of days ago. I noticed yesterday that the big load of inital updates I expected hadn't happened. When I tried to get Windows Update to work it just searched forever and found nothing.

I tried to get things moving with a fix tool from Microsoft, which appeared to help a couple of things but left one error code: 0x8024402C. There was no noticeable improvement.

I tried a couple of suggestions from elsewhere, involving the command screen, but nothing worked. The machine sometimes runs a little jerkily right now and when I turned it on this morning it told me Windows hadn't shut down correctly last night. Needless to say I am not happy at all.

This morning I paused Kaspersky protection and ran Update -- same result.

The machine is a custom build:

ASRock H170 Pro4S
Intel i3 6100
16gb Ram

Any help very greatly appreciated!

EDIT: Just found a couple of other threads on this and am trying things out, will report back if any changes... especially useful looking thread is this one: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-update-searches-endlessly.1164926/

Don't know if that stuff will fix the error code though. Don't know also how I could have an error code with Windows literally installed yesterday on a new machine -- but the code came only from the wizard, not from Updates itself. Perhaps I'll run a scan then leave Update to run all day, see what happ... Read more

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on my windows 7 machine, when i plug my mouse in (or any usb device) on one of my devices, i get this message which lasts forever. clicking on "skip" does nothing neither, it just seems to freeze

the exact same mouse works fine on my other windows machine
i wanted to attach a screenshot but it says my account is unverified or something so here's a link 
postimg.org/image/kdiyc9fw3/

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Hi

This is Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate (32bit). Windows Update is not working. It is set to install updates automatically, yet it never does, and if I initiate a manual scan, it doesn't work either. It gets stuck at the stage "scanning for new updates".

What I did so far:
- Cleaned all the temp directories
- Installed the latest windows update agent manually (using the standalone installer from Microsoft page - installed successfully)

No effects. It is still not working.

Here's the windowsupdate.log:
Windows Update Log: Stuck at scanning for updates - Pastebin.com
Please help me solve this!

A:Windows Update stuck at scanning for updates... forever

If you wait long enough, this list of updates should come in.
It might take more than 24 hours of searching.

Which Windows Update Client (formerly called agent) did you install?
This seems to be the latest one:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343

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I have an Aspire Switch 11 laptop/tablet hybrid and this week I noticed it getting slower. Checked it and sure enough, an svchost.exe was eating up 25% of my processor usage, one of my cores. I tracked it down quickly, disabling the windows update service quickly shut off the drain.



Tried disabling windows update service and deleting SoftwareDistribution and restarting, multiple times. Rebuilds folder to roughly 109-117 megs before stopping and CPU usage maxes out. Zero hard drive use. Zero network use.




Ran Panda Antivirus full scan.Ran Spybot S&D full scan.Ran Malwarebytes antimalware full scan.Ran SuperAntiSpyware full scan.



Tried windows 8.1 update troubleshooter, no effect on issue.Tried windows 8.1 update diagnostic download, no effect on issue.Downloaded and ran standalone installer for windows 8.1 updater. Effect: Installer stayed at "checking computer for updates" indefinitely, it restarted windows update service which stays at 25% CPU indefinitely. Canceling does not work. Stopping service ends installer program with error.Tried "sfc /scannow" Successfully finished, component storage repaired. No effect on issue.Tried "dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth". Ran and completed, could find no issues with file system.Performed 'clean boot' by disabling all startup items and non-windows services. No effect on issue.Completed system file cleanup of update files through disk cleanup. No effec... Read more

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A:Windows Update Stuck Checking for Updates forever

Try to reset the components manually: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

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Hope you guys are having a good day.

Having a few issues with my computer at the moment. I previously had a different issue with Windows Update ( Error 80072efe ) but earlier today i managed to somehow fix it and was able to download Service Pack 1, which was what the error was on. All other updates before it (20) all installed successfully. Unfortunately shortly after doing so and restarting, Windows Update now continues to search for a very long time, it has been hours to no avail or progress whatsoever.

I have tried a SFC Scan which showed no issues.

System restoring to before the Service Pack update was normal, but eventually i had to download it again and the issue persisted.

I have used the Windows Update Troubleshooter and it has detected error 0x80070057, along with Service Registration is missing or Corrupt. Before the system restore it did not have the missing/corrupted Service Registration.

I have scanned for rootkits. (there is none to be found)

Another note is that ive had this computer for a long time now, although I have performed a low level format just yesterday so this computer isnt cluttered anymore.

Would a CBS log be handy at this point? Thanks if you can help!

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Hi all,
 
Am on Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
This problem has got me frustrated for the past few days and seems to be persistent. I need to install the 2015 C++ runtime redistributable package for some applications to work. (Both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of the 2015 redistributable) 
 
I tried running both of the installers at the first time, but it ended up hanging up until the "Processing Windows 7 MSU" for hours, i googled it and it seems that i need an update to be installed for it to work. 
 
The Problem:
I go to windows update>Click check for updates, then Windows update is "checking for updates..." forever
 
So if it wont let me update through that, I try updating windows via the standalone installer exe files from the microsoft website...
Ex: I try to run the installer for the update KB3050265 x-64 (64 bit version), and then the installer gets stuck on "searching for updates on this computer"
Then i try to run the 32 bit version of the update, ending up on the same result. 
 
Basically, i can't update windows through the windows update and downloading the standalone installers directly because it gets stuck I then can't install the needed redistributables to run new programs that need it (only have the 2010 C++ redists) 
 
Solutions i've tried:
I tried running some solutions in the internet as it may be a common problem but so far, none of them have worked.
 
Downloaded and ran the windows update trou... Read more

A:Windows Update Stuck Checking for Updates forever

Try to reset the components manually: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
 
Also do step 4.

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Hey everyone. I recently did a factory reset on my computer and so I have a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Anyway, I have managed to get some updates from Windows Update installed but now I am trying to check for updates and it is taking forever for it to complete the process of checking for updates. It's been checking for updates for over an hour. I could really use some help in fixing this.
 

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Hello guys, so i reinstalled my windows like 4 times and it didn't work. I need to update all the drivers because that is important for the system. And I know that there is lots of updates that needed to be install. But as I mentioned in tittle it stucks. And if i restart pc. It says that i never tried to check for updates. I tried some youtube guides but didn't work. Last time I reinstalled my windows was 2 years ago. And I did not had that problem. So pleasee any tips ? And i am on laptop.

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Hi,
Just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64-bit SP1 on my Acer Aspire 6920 laptop by removing all partitions on the hard drive via the windows install disc and hitting next and letting it go from there. Once completed I logged in and both the WiFi and the 10/100 ethernet LAN works fine for internet...hence I'm posting here. I can also access everything else on my home network like TVs, other computers, etc. So I then activated Windows. Then I went to windows update and went to bed. Woke up the next morning and it was still just sitting there...the green bar just scrolling left to right without doing anything.

I've run the SURT tool and it's been going for 3 hours doing the same thing. Just scrolling.

10 minutes ago I ran sfc /scannow and it came back 100% complete with no errors.

I don't have any windows update errors as nothing has ever happened.

I've attached the CBS zip file.

Please help...and thanks.

Ben

A:Fresh Win7 install windows update checks forever

'Forever' is a long time!
Just in case...
Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/howt...spx#PCPurchase

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Hi. I have an old Compaq laptop (says Presario A900 on it) running on Vista. A while ago, it froze, so I had to press the power button until it turned off. Now, when I turn it on it starts up normally with the black screen and the 30 secondseconds to start Windows regularly. I can log in fine, but if I click on Chrome and search something, it freezes. Sometimes I don't even get that far. I click on the Start button and the blue loading circle comes up. It doesn't do anything after that. The circle keeps going like something's loading. Occasionally it will freeze and I have to manually restart it. What's going on? Thanks.

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Hi. I have an old Compaq laptop (says Presario A900 on it) running on Vista. A while ago, it froze, so I had to press the power button until it turned off. Now, when I turn it on it starts up normally with the black screen and the 30 secondseconds to start Windows regularly. I can log in fine, but if I click on Chrome and search something, it freezes. Sometimes I don't even get that far. I click on the Start button and the blue loading circle comes up. It doesn't do anything after that. The circle keeps going like something's loading. Occasionally it will freeze and I have to manually restart it. What's going on? Thanks.

A:Loading Forever

Download UBCD. Burn the iso to disk on a Windows 7 or later computer by right clicking the iso file and selecting Burn Disk Image. At the UBCD menu screen select Seatools for DOS. Do the short and long tests.  If it does not detect your hard drive at the UBCD menu select Parted Magic. Once on the Parted Magic desktop click on the desktop icon labeled Disk Health. Do the short and long tests.

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This always happens when after i watch couple videos from youtube and then the internet stops working. The browser takes forever to load. The loading bar just keeps spinning doesnt load the page at all. This happens to all the web browsers. The internet is connected but it doesnt work at all. Its not only the browser, the online games i play take forever to log in. It runs for 3hours and nothing happens. When ever this happens i have to restart my computer to make the net work again. I have already tried re installed windows since it thought it was a malware but problem is still there
Could you please help me fix this...
Thank you

A:Forever loading web browser

You're going to have to give more information about your PC before anyone can help you.
Click on your "User Control Panel" and fill out your system specs

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Hello fellow technies,

Anyone know why my S3 bucket is forever loading and my files won't show up although

they're uploaded to AWS ?
Thanks,
Godspeed,
TLH
 

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I have windows 98 with ie6 and firefox 2 installed. My problem is that oftentimes it takes 2-3 minutes to switch from one open window to another or to open a new web page. My computer whirs and clicks forever and while it is doing this I can't do anything else ecept press alt-ctl-del to end the process and even that takes a long time to accomplish.
At first I thought it was a problem with ie6 so I installed firefox. Firefox worked fine the first few days but then it began behaving like ie6 taking forever to navigate between open windows. I tried disconnecting from the internet by turning off my dsl modem but the 'puter just kept whirring and clicking.
I ran a reg scan with cc and it reported no issues.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
Bill

A:Page loading takes forever

try defraging
also check the disk for errors
and clean and delete stuff you don't need intill you have a good amount of free space


also try this
click on start>RUN>type MSCONFIG>go to the Startup tab>unselect all the useless stuff their > click on OK>press ok to restart>tell us if that worked

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Ok.well my ASUS laptop with Vista home premium is having some trouble.. first notice windows freezes ... next vista welcome window stays on loading.......... till I turn it off and restart in safe mode with network... Then the unthinkable ... all my pictures, all my documents, all the restore points, ALL anything that I added to this hard drive for the last 4yrs.... IS GONE!!! and now nothing is saved after I reboot.( ok Im in safe mode) I have reloaded the service pack 2... found out some drivers can not update. I looked at the event manager ... OMG that list is too long. I remember sometime last year their was an Microsoft update that wiped everything off like it was a new laptop...But I had a restore points to go back to fix that one. 2 days ago my laptop appeared to be ok. Turned it off that night and in the morning all was gone. But I am hoping the light is still on at the end of the tunnel for this hard drive.

A:Vista welcome window forever loading etc

Welcome
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.

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IE, Opera, FF Chrome, all have problems loading the same websites while other sites load right away.

Just for an example... racerxonline.com will not load on any browser, but only on one of my windows 7 pc. My second win7 and linux pc work fine using the same router and all three computers are hard wired to the router as I don't have or use WIFI.

Here are the steps I have taken to resolve the issue with no success over the last couple of days:

1 Deleted and reinstalled all browsers with no add ons.
2 ipconfig /release..... ipconfig /renew
3 I use ccleaner all the time
4 swapped ethernet cables with the two other computers
5 swapped ethernet ports on router that other two computers work fine with
6 checked all start up programs in start up folder and all basic nothing new or odd
7 ran full scan of malwarebytes, awdcleaner, avast, windows defender on and updated
8 said on occasion %&$#@ but that didn't work either

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Hi,

I've recently developed this problem with a slow startup time. Everything else loads at a decent speed, but when it gets to 'Loading Your Personal Settings' it hangs for 2 - 3 minutes.

Can anyone help?

I'm willing to post more details if necessary.

Thanks,
Dave.
 

A:Loading Personal Settings Takes Forever

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