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Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Q: Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
6 GB RAM
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
 
 
cbs.txt:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/jsoeje0nxt30g5u/cbs.txt
 
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

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A: Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
 
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
 
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silverlight today) so the secret might be to install updates in smaller batches instead of trying to install all dozen or so available updates in a single update session.
-------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v42.0 * IE9 * NIS (2014) v21.7.0.11 * MBAM Premium v2.2.0
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo [email protected] GHz, 3 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

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Basically my old HDD died from bad sectors and I had to format and install Windows 7 Enterprise on a back up hdd that was flooded with useless documents from the past.

Went ahead done what I had to do and left Windows to check for updates, Steam install some games and League of Legends update.

However everything finished but Windows was still checking for updates and I noticed the svchost.exe (netsvcs one) uses about 1.5 GB out of 4 RAM. Immediately knew that this was caused by the Windows Update service that's under it.

However turning Windows Update off is never a smart thing to do and I don't have the kind of time to manually download updates.

I know that it will probably blast me with 200+ updates (has happened in the past but never used up so much RAM and finished way faster than 6 hours with all my usual post installation stuff.

Anyways some info you should probably know:
-I'm using a Wireless adapter (TP-LINK TL-WN722N) and I have read threads here that Windows Update would sometimes fail to do what it should with Wireless adapters, unfortunatelly that isn't an option at the moment.
-Resetting Windows Update manually and through Fix It doesn't work.

So first thing I'm looking at is updating the Windows Update client, please do tell if you think otherwise, or if not link me to the newest Windows update client or probbably any hotfixes that could fix the problem (never done this before and wouldn't want to mess up, so I decided to ask you guys )

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A:Windows Update stuck on checking updates (on fresh and clean install)

Hi Qualtrox,
might be due to fact that Enterprise and Ultimate, are different versions.
If you using the Ultimate key on an Enterprise install, or visa versa, then it will hang as its failing validation.
We can check if you run this too, copy/paste the output
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

Roy

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Dear all,

my windows update on W10 is checking for updates forever. It seems to have stucked. How can I solve this, please?

Thank you in advance!

A:Windows update stuck while checking for updates

First try this https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...troubleshooter and change your info from win 98 to win 10.

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I have let the Windows Update running for more than 24 hours and still nothing to show to download the files from Windows Update for my desktop. I did ran through one program trying to fix Windows Update and got one problem. Here is below:

Windows Update error 0x80080005 ( 2016-11-07 - T_12_04_56P ) not fixed.

I am not sure what is that and won't be able to fix this problem.

Any idea to fix this problem so I will be able to run Windows Update.

Thank you,

John

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Also run Windows Update Troubleshooter as well but stuck at checking for updates online.

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Problem of windows updates getting stuck on checking for update.  I did system restoring to factory setting using recovery manager, either restore from drive "D" or USB still doesn't solve the problem. What can I do? Can I reformat drive "c" then restoring to factory setting again? Will it solve the problem ? If so, how can I format the drive "C", I can't find any where to allow me to do so.  Please help!!

A:Windows update getting stuck on checking for updates

Hi,Try installing these updates on your system and then launch the check for updates again: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2919355/windows-rt-8.1,-windows-8.1,-and-windows-server-201... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3185279/september-2016-update-rollup-for-windows-8.1-and-wi... https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/4012216/march-2017-security-monthly-quality-rollup-for-wind... Download the right ones for your system (x64) and install, this should bring your OS up to date. Let me know,David

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Dear all,

my windows update on W10 is checking for updates forever. It seems to have stucked. How can I solve this, please?

Thank you in advance!

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Hello,
I have a Acer E15 E5-575G. I have installed Win 8.1 Pro UEFI with GPT partitions... installed all drivers and when trying to check for update, the progress continues to run forever and CPU spikes to 30%.
If I stop Windows update service, the CPU usage will get back to normal, and the checking for updates will fail.
Please help if you could solve this issue.

Edit:---
Updated BIOS to latest version. Tried to install KB's suggested out there for this issue but setup too takes forever to check for updates installed in PC!

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I have a Toshiba T235D-S1340 running Windows 7 Home Premium version 6.1.7601 SP1 Build 7601 currently on my bench, trying to work out extreme slow-downs for a friend.

While I have seemed to have solved the slow-down issues, when running Windows Update, it seems to just spin it's wheels indefinitely while "Checking for updates..."

I am running Windows Update from the system control panel, not a browser.

I tried the steps detailed in this thread...

Windows Update - Reset

...running the third batch file as administrator, restarting when it's done. Did not resolve the issue. I also tried running the Windows Diagnostic utility as described in that same thread, and it did find and fix several problems, but Windows Update still seems to sit checking for updates for hours, never completing. The HDD activity light does go on and off somewhat furiously during this time.

I did notice that there are very many failed updates in the update history list before running the .BAT or Windows Diagnostic utility.

Any ideas? How long should I typically let Windows Update run before giving up hope?

Any help would be appreciated. I wasn't sure if it was better to post a new thread for this or post in the thread linked above, figured a new thread made more sense.

Thanks.

A:Windows Update stuck at Checking for updates?

> How long should I typically let Windows Update run before giving up hope?
Typically, 20 minutes.
Currently, 20+ hours.

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I recently installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Previous operating system was Windows 10. When I run a Windows Update, it doesn't stop Checking for Updates. I left it for a 24 hour period yesterday, restarted, and then let it go over night again today.

When I was installing the Network Adapter driver, I received this message: Microsoft SNMP Service was not detected. You must install this service for the Advanced Server sub-agent to work properly. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is checked when I look at the Windows Features under Turn Windows features on or off in the Control Panel. The driver installation finished and I am able to make network connections. I am not sure if this is related to the Windows Update issue so I though I would mention it.

Thanks.

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Dear all,

my windows update on W10 is checking for updates forever. It seems to have stucked. How can I solve this, please?

Thank you in advance!

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Why is Windows Update stuck on checking for updates?

A:Windows Update Stuck On Checking For Updates

Welcome @tpdavd Have you just installed a fresh W7 OS??? REO

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earlier it was windows 10 updated from windows 7, recently i compolete new install windows 7 after installation i m not able to update this PC. always i am see Checking for updates so many time i restarted and trying to update no use. i even ren software
distribution folder and tried no use. 

Regards, K Suresh

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I have installed Windows 7 starter on my netbook. Now it's time to update

WU first said it had to update a component and seems it did correctly.

After each boot, WU says "Check for updates for this computer" (I have it set to check but not download them)
Windows Update is stuck at checking for updates, and while that, CPU usage remains at 50% with occasional spikes at 100% by svchost.

No error codes, SFC scannow returns OK, no log files, and no error codes as per the "Windows Update Posting Instructions" thread.
I have defragged, cleaned registry, reset Windows update as per the "Windows Update - Reset" thread, and waited for hours and hours.

I searched and can't get a clue some say to simply wait but I've waited too much.
What else can I do?

Thank you-

A:Windows Update stuck at checking for updates

Hi,
Well you can always close the update window and shut down or restart and see if that shakes it up
Resetting windows updates also removes any wifi or lan drivers that are loaded that I know of pretty much resets everything which there are hundreds of updates to display

You might check but reset also reset updates settings to default which is to download and install so you might double check that if you haven't already.

I've always gotten in a habit to use wired internet connections when checking for or loading updates.

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i can't check for any updates windows update always get stuck at and i tried most fixes on the internet like sfc dism , windows fix it tool , troubleshooting windows update. pls help i need to fix this so i can upgrade to windows 10

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hi everybody im having a really tough time trying to get updates for win7 windows update stays stuck on the checking for updates screen non stop without showing any signs of progress at all i have tried numerous fixes like renaming the software distribution and catroot2 folders as well as running batch files that completely reset all windows update components and cleans the update history completely to no avail. I have also tried restore points and have scanned for viruses and nothing comes up nothing seems to be working anyone have an ideas at this point i might have to do another clean reinstall which i really dont wana do

A:windows 7 update stuck at checking for updates

how are you trying to get the updates? if manually, what browser? did you try another browser? also try going into safemode with network and see if you can get the updates

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this is not fixed by anything i've tried everywhere, i left the computer in question sit for 12+ HRS, and still checking for updates, and it will stay like that for days upon days if i let it, i don't know how to fix it, windows vista home basic sp2, i've even tried microsoft's fixit tool to no avail either, anything that will fix my problem is appreciated minus reinstalling, as i really don't want to.
 

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To whomever can help:

I was given a computer for my daughter. It was JUST installed with Windows 7 home Premium sp1 when we got it. When I have tried to check for updates, it gets stuck- even if I leave it for hours & hours, it still continues to "check for updates" (& I have very fast internet). I have ran microsofts windows update troubleshooter, but it still does the same thing. I have ran the things listed in the sticky needed to be done for problems with windows update, with no issues. Please help.

Thank you for your time & assistance.


Dell Vostro A860
Windows 7 Home Premium (clean install) sp1

A:new install Windows 7 sp1 stuck checking updates

Noel is our expert on Windows 7 Updates and he is off line.

Just a note:
I just did a Clean Install yesterday and it took 5 hours to download and install Updates. Their will be over 200 of them.
The bar that goes across the screen lies. I watch my router activity light to see if things are being downloaded.

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I have tried several solutions to get the updates working but nothing is helping at this point.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?
 

A:Windows 7 new install stuck on checking for updates

You can use this offline updater : WSUS Offline Update
It doesn't solve the problem but at least you can update Windows.
 

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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.
 
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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
 
Also do step 4.

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I recently purchased a new Samsung 850 PRO SSD. I did a clean install using the recovery partition from my HP DV7 HDD and then cloned to the SSD.

The very fist thing I did was Windows Update and it just has the window that says "Checking for Updates Online..." with the bar constantly going.

I managed to download and install the SURT (KB947821) and that is the only update listed as installed under the Windows Update history.

SFC Scan passes with no issues.

On the Windows Update screen, no error codes appear. Just says "Never Checked."

Error code that I have come across in my CBS log file (multiple instances):
HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE

CBS.zip attached

A:Windows Update Issues / Stuck at Checking for Updates

Did you try searching for the topic? Many recent posts about the issue including several that provide tips as to how to get it to work better.

edit: Here is one that was just below yours. It may link to some of the potential solutions.

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Hi, i'm having a hard time with Windows Update. When i check for for updates it gets stuck and even if i dont check for updates, the Windows Update service starts anyway. In both cases it is accompanied by high CPU usage as shown here:



List of things i did:
1. Anti-virus scan (nothing)
2. Windows Update Troubleshooter (didnt fix it)
3.Check Disk for Errors (no problems were detected)
I eventually tried Resetting Windows Update Componets Manually (following step 4)using the proccess described here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
I ran into trouble Reregistering files (step 6).
Many .dlls were NOT successful, such as regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll (pop-up message said something along the lines of "Connected but failed to register, check if .dll is vaild and try again later'')and some more which i cant remember. That said, i completed all steps because i didnt know what else to do.
The results were the same as before apart from having my Update history whiped and new folders in Windows (don't know if i need the two them in each file):


No solution to this has been found yet. Please help.

A:Windows Update stuck at "Checking for updates'

This is a common problem now with many many people that started here over a year ago and has gotten progressively worse. There are threads on various forums (Wilders, DSLR) about it and so on. It took 4 hours and 15 minutes of "checking for updates" on my Win 7 system yesterday, but eventually they did show up and I then had no trouble installing them. All I can suggest is patience, just let it run until it shows the list. I hope MS will fix this issue at some point, because a lot of people are getting very very frustrated with all this. And yes, the entire time mine was checking, the cpu usage was at a constant 50% more or less. However, I was still able to use the machine during this time, so not too much of a hardship. This issue needs fixing though, for sure!

PS: Various people have posted various temporary fixes, but nothing sticks. The next month the same problem occurs on the next update check. So at this time, there is no real solution. Don't bother looking for one, in other words...

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Same issue as josefine. Recent clean install. Got some updates done, including service pack 1, then Windows Update updated, and now I'm stuck. No earlier version of Windows Update detected, so I can't roll back, tried the above fixes (including Windows Fix It, which wasn't able to install properly), and in Safe Mode with networking, Windows Update won't run at all

A:windows 7 update stuck at "checking for updates...

Here's my log file

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Same issue here. Fresh install of Win 7 Pro x64 w/SP1 in a VM. Also tried installing Win 7 Pro x64 and manually adding SP1 ( from .iso )-- after SP1 is added, Windows update just runs and runs and never finishes. Been running for the past 4 hours.

Installs earlier this year did not have this issue. Wondering if since the Windows 10 rollout started maybe something changed on MS update servers?

A:windows 7 update stuck at "checking for updates...

This tutorial needs to be completed.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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same goes with win defender can't get updates just says searching... and action center can't get solutions for problems,

win update just gets stuck on searching, I have done what this youtube vid says but nothing has fixed the issue
I have install there's manual patched from Microsoft website mentioned in the vid above
Windows6.1-KB3138612-x64
Windows6.1-KB3102810-x64

screenshot of the persistent problem here
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1361385733907673&l=82ad63a640
 

A:Windows update stuck on 'checking for updates' proplem win 7

Have you read this post:
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/steps-for-installing-updating-windows-7-sp1.1176121/
 

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I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to post this?
 
But I need help.  When I go to Windows Update and click "Check for updates", my laptop just gets stuck there on "Checking for updates...".  I gave it about 6 hours and it never changed.  
 
This is for an older laptop that I don't use anymore.  I just turn it on every couple months to try to keep it updated.  It runs Windows 7 Home Premium.
 
Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

A:laptop stuck on "Checking for updates..." during Windows Update

Please answer to these two questions,
When current Windows 7 was installed, and whether SP1 is installed.
When did you last got an upgrade? Was it ever updated after installed.
I had similar problem couple days ago that's why I ask.  Now it is solved. So, maybe is the same problem.

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Hey everybody! 
 
I'm in the process of overhauling our old family computer to run games and not much else (and not high-end ones, either).  I've removed bloatware, slimmed down the program list, updated all the drivers, etc.  Then I ran into a snag.  Windows Update won't progress past the "Checking for updates" phase and actually install anything.  It last updated in May 2015.
 
From following the advice over at the Microsoft Support area regarding Windows Update not working, I came up with two error codes: 0x80070057 and 0x80080005.  A search of these codes led me to this page (not advertising here, just full disclosure on how I've tried to solve my problem):  https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-error-0x80070057/
 
Running sfc /scannow gave me the error message of "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log."  I couldn't open the CBS.log, so I moved on to the next step. 
 
Running SFCFix gave me the following report:
 
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SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2016-11-27 07:28:04.828
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Not using a script file.
 

AutoAnalysis::
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_security-malware-windows-defender_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18170_none_b59db7296f030a55\MpSvc.dll

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A:Windows Update Error - Stuck on "Checking for updates"

So... have you removed all of the updates and tried again, as a troubleshooting step? This would be a start, but only do so when you are not going to be browsing around. Until the updates are installed again, this computer will be risky to use due to the outstanding number of vulnerabilities over the past year-and-a-half. Let me know if this works or if you have done this already.

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when i update window ,nothing done hours to  hours(stuck at checking for updates)  with CPU uses high 50 to 80%
while i checked services under task manager , found windows update taking maximum CPU.
when i stop this windows update service CPU uses suddenly comes back to normal 2%
i tried all troubleshoot,
windows error fix,
rename software distribution folder
but no one solve my problem.it still continues ...
please help me to overcome this problem

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update stuck checking for updates.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?
 

A:Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update stuck checking for updates

Microsoft has released a script to run which resets the Windows Update service by correcting some errors.
This file called WUReset.bat can be downloaded for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and also for Windows 7.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-windows/14b86efd-1420-4916-9832-829125b1e8a3
 

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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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Hey everybody! 
 
I'm in the process of overhauling our old family computer to run games and not much else (and not high-end ones, either).  I've removed bloatware, slimmed down the program list, updated all the drivers, etc.  Then I ran into a snag.  Windows Update won't progress past the "Checking for updates" phase and actually install anything.  It last updated in May 2015.
 
From following the advice over at the Microsoft Support area regarding Windows Update not working, I came up with two error codes: 0x80070057 and 0x80080005.  A search of these codes led me to this page (not advertising here, just full disclosure on how I've tried to solve my problem):  https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-error-0x80070057/
 
Running sfc /scannow gave me the error message of "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log."  I couldn't open the CBS.log, so I moved on to the next step. 
 
Running SFCFix gave me the following report:
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2016-11-27 07:28:04.828
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Not using a script file.
 

AutoAnalysis::
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_security-malware-windows-defender_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18170_none_b59db7296f030a55\MpSvc.dll

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Quote: Originally Posted by sleepless









  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mayank Parmar


is the computer booting in Safe Mode?
if Yes then run a disk cleanup


seems to be working after a run in safe mode. thanks all, for your time.



I know this is an old thread, but what exactly did you do in safe mode? I have the exact same problem. I tried to boot in safe mode. Tried opening Windows Update, but nothing at all happened (it would not open). I seem to have found info saying that Windows Update cannot open in safe mode.

Anyway, nothing new when I rebooted again and tried to check for updates in Windows Update again. It just keeps checking and checking and checking for hours...

I've also tried the Microsoft Fix It tool, but what happens there is that it says "Checking for updates on the Internet" and is stuck there. So basically the same thing as in Windows Update...

Btw, I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1) on this computer, so this is the first time I run Windows Update after that (meaning no updates have ever been installed).

I am not tech savvy at all, so now I'm clueless...

A:windows 7 update stuck at "checking for updates...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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My Windows Vista machine for some reason is checking for updates and it's been sitting there checking for updates for 2 hours and nothing has changed.  It is Windows Vista Ultimate x64.  I installed about 2 updates on it that are supposed to fix this problem but nothing has fixed it.  I tried a few 3rd party programs to see if it could install the updates.  The Vista installation has almost no updates.  I know Windows Visa is not supported but is there like an update problem on Microsoft's servers?  I don't know if it's that the version of Windows Vista is too old to install updates or is it that because it's not supported that I wouldn't be able to install any old or fairly recent updates before April 11th and the patch for the wannacry ransome.    
I took a look at the Windows update log and I noticed I had a lot of warnings and errors and it had a lot of problems downloading something so does anyone know what is going on?  

PS:  I am not able to show the Windows update log at this time.
 

A:7/02/17 - Windows Vista update problem (stuck on checking for updates)

See this tutorial on resetting Windows Update...
 
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91738-windows-update-reset.html

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I had to do a clean install for a user of mine and I cannot get Windows Updates to install. I've ran the torubleshooter, stopped the wuauserv service and renamed the softeware distribution folder, restarted the BITS service but it's just hung on that screen
When I check the WindowsUpdate.log I have many line like the one below for many KB's:
DtaStor WARNING: Attempted to add URL http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2016/04/windows6.1-kb3145739-x64_b9ae7ee29555dce4d1a225fd1324176a2538178a.msu for file ua5+4pVV3OTRoiX9EyQXaiU4F4o=
when file has not been previously added to the datastore

how can I get this fixed?

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I installed windows 7 yesterday but windows update is now stuck on checking for updates all the time. Doesn't download or install any updates

That said i looked up and tried a lot of solutions/fixes online but no luck, nothing worked.

Any help is much appreciated. I don't wanna upgrade to windows 10 by the way.

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I have been attempting to install Windows Updates as well as the Windows 10 upgrade over the last few days but each time the Update gets stuck at "Checking for updates". I haven't seen any error codes however it was stuck at this status for 8+ hours today. I have attempted to install updates via the standalone installer as well and that gets stuck at "Searching for updates on this computer".

Link for CBS .zip file. --> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19966449/CBS.zip

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows Update Stuck at Checking For Updates - Missing Manifest Files

Am getting the same and mine is for a fresh installation of 7 as I had a problem with mine so have nothing installed yet apart from the IE11 upgrade.
Someone mentioned in another forum that there are some fixes (in the shape of some KB to install first) but I don't seem to be able to find them.
Will do more research.
Could be the servers are having problems of course..

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Note : This thread is not Windows 7 only, but for newer and older Windows versions

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Guys, I'm really get annoyed about this. Is really Microsoft didn't have a solution that doesn't requires users to do complicated steps?

The problem is, when I want to update the Windows using Windows Update, the CPU usage kicks to full usage by svchost.exe

I have 2 laptop victims here :

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E135 (Windows 7 Home Basic, not updated for 2 years) : Takes about 6 hours to show 120+ updates

Sony VAIO VGN-CR220Q (Windows Vista Home Premium, fresh install) : Takes about 4 hours and still stuck now

Sony VAIO VGN-CR220Q (Windows 8.1 Pro, fresh install) : Takes about some hours to show 50+ updates

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Why the Windows takes so much time to just shows... a hundred updates? It is not thousand updates o_O

Well I know the CPU is so slow, but can't Microsoft optimized the process? I mean what are Windows doing? Why it takes so much time?

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I have a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 virtual machine that I use as a template in my vSphere environment that I keep up to date with all Windows updates. This VM only contains Windows 7 in its disk.
Last time I was able to fully patch this machine was back in May 2016; a few nights ago I tried to update Windows 7 updates and it's stuck at Checking for updates... (I let it sat there for 12 hours)
I read several blogs on resetting Windows Updates services (stopping BITS and Windows Services then deleting all files in Windows\SoftwareDistribution) and none of them seem to work. I also ran a Windows Update troubleshooting tool that is supposed to Fix
problems with Windows Updates - didn't work either as it tries to get updates from the internet.
Next, I decided to create a brand new Windows 7 machine, and tried to run Windows Updates...nothing, still gets hung up at Checking for updates...
Anyone has any ideas on how to fix Windows Updates so I can get updates? It seems that something changed recently that broke it. Windows 10 patching seems to work just fine as I've had no issues with my Windows 10 machines.
Thanks!

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Greetings all (smile).

I'm trying to manually update windows, and I'm receiving an error message.

"There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80070422)"

Help!

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I'm trying to add the latest updates on my Windows 8 (64-bit) laptop (Asus Q400A-BHI7N03) and the checking for updates... never completes. I've even tried leaving it over night with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Update never finds updates (Checking for updates never ends)

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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Just a few hours ago I installed a fresh W7 SP1 x64 and I looked at Win Update, it just keeps searching and searching for hours, and nothing happens.

A:Windows 7 SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates

did you turn it off and reboot and try again





Originally Posted by Steffan


Just a few hours ago I installed a fresh W7 SP1 x64 and I looked at Win Update, it just keeps searching and searching for hours, and nothing happens.

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I've gone through several threads relating to this issue, with zero luck, so far.  Have had this installation of Win7 x64 for over a year with no WU issues.  Hadn't updated in a few weeks, so I went to do a manual check, today.  The netsvcs
process w/ WU locks one of my cores (25% CPU use).  Initially, this process accesses a variety of files on the drive, but, after a few minutes, there is absolutely zero further file access from this process.  Process never shuts down or releases
that 25% CPU.

I've run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.  Had problems the first time, rebooted, stopped the crypt, BITS, and WU process.  Ran it, again, it "fixed" four issues and claimed that everything was swell.  Rebooted, ran WU... perpetual
"checking."

Walked through the manual process from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058, though I did get a number of errors when trying to register many of the modules in step six.  So, didn't have much confidence.  Anyway, continued through the steps,
rebooted, ran WU...  No dice.

Manually downloaded and ran the two updates from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710.  Both told me they were already installed.

At this point, I'm looking at a complete wipe and reinstall, which I'd really rather avoid.  Any other bright ideas to resolve this?  WU log at https://www.dropbox.com/s/3... Read more

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Hi,

I installed win 7 recently and activated it. The updates dont seem to install automatically. I have tried many FixIt and manuall installation past 3 to 4 days, but nothing worked. The maximum I could go was getting "193 updates available" alert. Even if I select one update out of those it just loops forever in checking/searching for updates. I installed Win10 hoping that would resolve it but coudnt activate win due to clean install. So I have now reinstalled win7 but again stuck in same place. I tried installing System Update readiness tool and its running for around 2 hours now. But the CBS log file's last update timestamp seems to have stopped an hour before.

I checked the posting instructions and it says wait for few hours after running SRUT, before posting. I see a dialog box with title "Windows Update standalone installer" and message "Searching for updates on this computer..." . Attached CBS folder. Please advise.

Regards,
Shah

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System: Dell Inspiron 14 Laptop model 3451 - Edition: Windows 8.1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM.We have received this laptop in our church as a donation. I did a factory default restore from the recovery media (external USB drive).
The system is up and running, but I cannot do any of the Windows updates.
It is still a no-go after various fix attempts including: using the Windows update troubleshooter which "fixed" problems, but no windows updates are being downloaded..., Also used these steps to stop the services wuauserv, cryptSvc, bits, msiserver, renaming C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old, renaming C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old, restart the services wuauserv, cryptSvc, bits and msiserver. I have also done a clean boot through msconfig (on services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, hide all Microsoft services check box, and Disable all other services) - (Disabled each Task Manager startup item) (this means all antivirus soft, firewall are disabled + any non-Microsoft drivers), but still the "Windows Update" screen is stuck at "Checking for updates". Some forums mentioned this might be due to the system using Wi-Fi to download the Windows Updates: as the laptop is not equipped with an Ethernet port, I used a StartTech USB-to-Ethernet adapter to connect to my router for Internet access from the laptop.
Still no-go!
The "Windows Update screen shows "Never" for both "Most recent check for updates&... Read more

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Hi
I've been trying to set up a few second hand laptops for a charity youth club. One went without a hitch, one won't update Windows at all.

It's running Windows 7 SP1, I've tried various fixes but nothing seems to be working.

I've followed the instructions on the post. Attached is my CBS log zip file. I don't have any error codes as it just sits on "Checking for Updates".

Interestingly the first time I ran the SURT it just sat for over 8 hours on "Checking for Updates" as well. Second time, after a power down & reboot it did it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This was meant to be a quick favour & now turning into a long job!

Thanks

Nick

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I work for an IT firm in The Bahamas, and as a result, do a lot of Windows 7 reloads.  However, I have noticed that recently (within the last year) Windows 7 has a very difficult time updating after a fresh reload with SP1.  When I check for updates,
it starts scanning and says "Checking for Updates", but never finds any.  It just keeps checking.  I've left it running for 48 hours without ever finding a single update.

Here's the thing, it isn't a particular computer.  As I said, I do a lot of reloads.  This happens on almost every computer after a reload of Windows 7 regardless of brand.  Sometimes I scan before activating Windows, sometimes after. 
There is no antivirus installed and I've tried it with Windows Firewall both enabled and disabled.  Sometimes after scanning for a long time, it will automatically install updates without having me select any of the updates.  It still says "Checking
for Updates." Other times, it just never finds or installs any updates, but it still says "Checking for Updates".  I'm not the only one who has recognized the problems, my colleagues have also experienced it.  I've also tried updating
on many different networks: home, work, customers network, etc.  Same result.

I have done lots of research online to see if other people have been having this issue, but I have not found anything.  Has anybody else been experiencing this probl... Read more

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Already tried everything I read on a lot of threads here. The Windows Update is stuck at the "green bar"

I'm using Windows 8.1

1) Already used the Microsoft Fixit from this KB topic: How do I reset Windows Update components?
2) Tried all the fixes I could use from this page: https://www.winhelp.us/reinstall-windows-update.html
3) Tried "sfc /scannow"
4) Tried "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth"

Still nothing, the green bar keep going for more than 4/5 hours

Is there anything left to do? Or just re-install? Uninstall/Install windows again?

A:Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

Temporarily disable your antivirus program if it helps.

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