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Windows Updates (September 2016); Keeps checking for hours - Any help

Q: Windows Updates (September 2016); Keeps checking for hours - Any help

Once again, the never-ending saga of Windows Updates continuing to "Check for Updates" hour after hour after hour - with no results - is again plaguing me.

(I've already run the program in Brink's article [i.e. Option # 3] and cleared/reset the WU cache). Also have run sfc /scannow - no issues reported. I've also changed the WU setting in the Control Panel to "Never check for updates", and restarted the computer.

Does anyone here have any step-by-step instructions for me to try and resolve this problem and get those blasted updates installed?

Thank you for your time and any assistance.

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A: Windows Updates (September 2016); Keeps checking for hours - Any help

Hi
Sure,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change
After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
KB3020369
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu
Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

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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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Hi Support,
We have a new desktop PC which contains Windows 7 Professional operating system (64 bit).
The issue is that when i click on Windows 7 update,it shows checking for updates
for more than 6 hours and still it is continuing the same.
The screenshots are attached for your reference.
Pls. let me know why it shows the same message for more than 6 hours and still it remains the same.Its a new desktop PC of  HP.
Your support is highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance. 
Regards
Pradeep.r.

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I'm using Windows Vista and am unable to download any updates since September! Have had a increasing PUP hassle, which Malwarebytes professionally were able to find. Hope you can be of assistance :-) Thank you!

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Good morning everyone,

Problem description:

After logging-on to my computer around 2:00 a.m. (U.S. EST), I went to Control Panel and clicked on "Windows Update." As I'm typing this, WU is still displaying the progress bar, and says "Checking for updates." This has been going on for over 1.5 hours now. I tried to end the process in Task Manager, but get an "Access denied" message.

* Please note that I am not seeing any error codes.

My question: How do resolve this endless 'checking for updates' situation and get WU to actually update my computer with the "Patch Tuesday" updates released yesterday?

[EDIT @ 4:15 a.m.]: I restarted the computer about 15 minutes ago, and the WU "Checking for updates" has stopped (when in the Control Panel & clicking on Windows Update). WU is shown as "Running" in Task Manager under the "Services" tab. I continue to note in Task Manager, my CPU is still hovering around the 50% level.

[Additional steps taken - as of 5:18 a.m.]:

1. Performed scans with ESET, MBAM & SAS - no issues found.
2. Ran sfc /scannow. NO problems found.
3. Ran the Microsoft "Fix-it" tool. NO issues reported.
4. I've attached the CBS below.

At this point, I don't know what to do next and frankly...afraid to try anything without expert guidance from someone here.

Thank you for your time and any help!

CBS.log

A:Windows Update: Keeps checking for updates for over 1.5 hours?

I'm no expert so Cbs log means little to me. But in last few months the 'checking for updates' is pretty screwed. Patch Tuesday is a nightmare as for many it takes many many hours to find them. Your best to leave it overnight, eventually it will find them. I started mine about 3 hours ago and it's still checking. It was the same the last couple months. I can only think that MS has deliberately placed Windows 7 updates server traffic in an extremely low priority behind 8 and 10. It's prob part of their ruse to force people towards the bug riddled plague that is Windows 10

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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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Hi
Can any help to update my system with latest updates. It's keep on checking updates but not getting updates.
Thanks
Srinivaas G

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Hello , I decided after trying Win 10 for a while that I like Win 7 much better , after numerous re installs I can't get any updates to show (well, the vast majority that I need) .

There are no error codes and SFC/SCANNOW and CHKDSK come back with no integrity violations.

It just keeps checking and checking and this is after troubleshooters by Microsoft , I have tried everything I can think of .

Thank you for your help, it's greatly appreciated.

A:No updates found at all after 8 hours of checking/log

Some people have had to wait up to 20 hours for the first check for updates to complete after a reinstall or an upgrade to the Update Agent - be patient.
There are no significant errors in your CBS data either

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4 Hours of my life wasted. I don't know how many at this point over years of this BS.
Windows 7, desperately needed to just get caught up on a handful of updates. Stuck at "checking for updates" or the one time I get them to start downloading sat there for 2 hours before I had to cancel to try again as clearly something wrong.
This is what I see, just sits there with 100% (of a core) CPU and RAM goes mental:

I've tried to apply what would normally fix it (KB3172605) but tells me that thats not applicable. Just googling all BS all rubbish no answer nothing.
This is beyond a joke. YOU MAKE ME HATE MY JOB SO FUCKING MUCH. I have everything about Microsoft and the stress and anxiety and anger you cause me. I looks so fucking stupid, so incompetent - Can't even get updates to install. FUCK YOU, You useless imbeciles,
You fucking children. You incompetent Fucks. FIX THIS SHIT.

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Microsoft released its first preview build of Office 2016 to developers and IT professionals this past March. Two months later, the Redmond-based company invited all Windows users to try out its second preview build. Now, the popular productivity suite is...

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A:Office 2016 for Windows to arrive September 22

Can't wait to see what high priced mediocrity looks like.
What ever happened to upgrade pricing ?
 

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Source One: System Center 2016 to launch in September

"We are pleased to announce that Microsoft System Center 2016 will be launched at the Microsoft Ignite conference in late September."​
Source Two: Windows Server 2016 new Current Branch for Business servicing option

"Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that delivers new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business.

New capabilities will help you:

Increase security and reduce business risk with multiple layers of protection built into the operating system.
Evolve your datacenter to save money and gain flexibility with software-defined datacenter technologies inspired by Microsoft Azure.
Innovate faster with an application platform optimised for the applications you run today, as well as the cloud-native apps of tomorrow.
Windows Server 2016 includes 3 main editions:

Datacenter: This edition continues to deliver significant value for organisations that need unlimited virtualisation along with powerful new features including Shielded Virtual Machines, software-defined storage and software-defined networking.
Standard: This edition is ideal for organisations that need limited virtualisation but require a robust, general purpose server operating system.
Essentials: This edition is designed for smaller organisations with less than 50 users.
These editions will be available for purchase on the October 2016 price list... Read more

A:Windows Server 2016 to launch in September

Nice share @Huracan wonder if it is going to be more secure than Windows 10.
 

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Still dealing with the Optiplex 780. I have not installed a single windows update since I got it, it just sits there all day "checking for updates". I initiated it around 1, it is now past 8:30 and it still has not done anything. it still says "Most recent check for updates: Never" "Updates were installed: Never" I am stuck with the bare bones Windows 7 SP1. There is not a single update in the update history or anything. It just will not install updates, going very slow, and/or taking forever. What can I do?

A:"Checking for updates" not working or very slow/taking forever (7 hours now)

Worth a look, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104 .
 
Louis


 

Cached

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On a fresh install it takes my laptop 12-15 hours (honestly, no kidding) for Microsoft to say hey you got no updates, here is the list what ones do you want to install. Then many hours more to download them and install them.

Is there a way to download all the Windows 7 64bit updates manually (by a program), not one by one searching for them on google and have them all installed automatically by a program?

I have seen some older programs that did this but they don't seem to be current and I still have a about 100 updates after they installed the updates.

I would like to find a way to batch download and install all the updates to a fresh install of Windows 7.

Thanks

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W7 Update issue
Current behaviour ?Checking for updates? runs for many hours without detecting any.
Troubleshooting steps taken,
I installed MS ?fix? KB 3135445,
Ran Fix WU Utility v 1.0 ( This utility will re-register a total of 114 .dll,* ocx and .ax files which are required for the proper functioning of Windows Updates. )
Cleared Windows Update Cache, following correct procedure.
Ran Windows update diagnostic.diagcab which detected issues, (see attch result 1 & result 2) which flagged an error RC_DataStore code 0X800F081F. I have tried researching this to no avail.
I then ran a repair utility from the reputable ?tweaking.com? the log attch ?Repair_Windows_Updates? which may reveal info to those wiser than me .
I also attch a list of current updates in the system the last being Net Framework 4.6.1.
The Dell laptop is clean of infections / malware and stable. Security essentials updates do run well. So I'm out of ideas now and welcome your input .

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I did a clean reinstall of windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop and now Windows Update has been "Checking for updates" for more than 24 hours now!, I tried getting the Convenience Rollup but I am unable to! It tells me that my browser is outdated despite that I have the latest Firefox. I click "get with different browser" but it only leads me to the download center where it just tells me to go to Windows Update in control panel, the same place that has been stuck checking for updates for 24 hours now! Microsoft seems to make it impossible to get the convenience rollup. Even the IE only brings up general updates to Windows 7, no convenience rollup!

Any ideas?
Any help would be appreciated

A:"checking for updates" 24+ hours now! unable to get Convenience rollup

Hi,
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

To manually install them you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and disabled first.

I also have all 3 updates on my OneDrive if you have issues getting the updates from the catalog.

Oops forgot to add OneDrive link
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsjD7o6P3KLKj2TjShn8-SumV1rr

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If you're using Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit and have it configured with the POSReady registry tweak so it can continue to receive security updates through April 2019, a total of 11 security updates for September 2018 are available at the Microsoft Update Catalog site.





Download and save all 11 security updates, then install them in order by KB number.

Do NOT restart your computer until all 11 security updates have been installed.

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Windows Update still Checking for hours. What must do I need to do? 

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Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for September 13, 2016
Note: There may be latency issues due to replication, if the page does not display keep refreshing

Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).

Note: ?technet.microsoft.com/en ??? /default and ?technet.microsoft.com/en ??? dn440717 are authoritative in all matters concerning Microsoft Security Bulletins! ANY e-mail, web board or newsgroup posting (including this one) should be verified by visiting these sites for official information. Microsoft never sends security or other updates as attachments. These updates must be downloaded from the microsoft.com download center or Windows Update. See the individual bulletins for details.

Because some malicious messages attempt to masquerade as official Microsoft security notices, it is recommended that you physically type the URLs into your web browser and not click on the hyperlinks provided.

Bulletin Summary:
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-sep

Critical (7)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-104
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3183038
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-104

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-105
Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3183043)
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-105

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-106
Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3185848
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-106

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107
Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)
?technet.microso... Read more

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Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for September 13, 2016
Note: There may be latency issues due to replication, if the page does not display keep refreshing

Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).

Note: ?technet.microsoft.com/en ??? /default and ?technet.microsoft.com/en ??? dn440717 are authoritative in all matters concerning Microsoft Security Bulletins! ANY e-mail, web board or newsgroup posting (including this one) should be verified by visiting these sites for official information. Microsoft never sends security or other updates as attachments. These updates must be downloaded from the microsoft.com download center or Windows Update. See the individual bulletins for details.

Because some malicious messages attempt to masquerade as official Microsoft security notices, it is recommended that you physically type the URLs into your web browser and not click on the hyperlinks provided.

Bulletin Summary:
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-sep

Critical (7)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-104
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3183038
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-104

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-105
Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3183043)
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-105

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-106
Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3185848
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-106

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107
Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)
?techne... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for September 13, 2016

Hi,
Yep September round
Also got a new KB3172605 as of course recommended

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Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for September 13, 2016
Note: There may be latency issues due to replication, if the page does not display keep refreshing

Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).

Note: ?technet.microsoft.com/en ??? /default and ?technet.microsoft.com/en ??? dn440717 are authoritative in all matters concerning Microsoft Security Bulletins! ANY e-mail, web board or newsgroup posting (including this one) should be verified by visiting these sites for official information. Microsoft never sends security or other updates as attachments. These updates must be downloaded from the microsoft.com download center or Windows Update. See the individual bulletins for details.

Because some malicious messages attempt to masquerade as official Microsoft security notices, it is recommended that you physically type the URLs into your web browser and not click on the hyperlinks provided.

Bulletin Summary:
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-sep

Critical (7)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-104
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3183038
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-104

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-105
Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3183043)
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-105

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-106
Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3185848
?technet.microsoft.com/li ??? ms16-106

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-107
Security Update for Microsoft Office (3185852)
?techne... Read more

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http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/september-2015-windows-updates-kb3086255-breaks-many-games/

I am just going to mention one update which will almost certainly cause a lot of problems for a load of users, mainly gamers who play popular games from a few years ago.

MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 KB3086255

This update basically disables secdrv.sys which is an anti-piracy copy protection that is used by many games developers and some other software companies. The driver, secdrv.sys, is used by games which use Macrovision SafeDisc. Without the driver, games with SafeDisc protection would be unable to play on Windows.

There have been many security issues with it over the years and Microsoft decided not to allow it to run or be installed at all in windows 10
 

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Like most people here the update stuck at 45%. I restarted several times & it was still stuck at 45%. Nice going Microsoft.! Today it mysteriously downloaded. Is anyone having problems with this latest update.? I am not a computer Guru but, it seems everything is OK so far. At least I hope it is. I am very Paranoid about any Microsoft updates as they usually Botch them up. I have my settings checked on Defer updates now. I have Windows 10 Pro if that helps. Thanks.! Marg
 

A:Microsoft Patch Tuesday 13th September 2016

There was indeed something wrong with the updates like described here: KB3189866 stuck at 45% or 95%? Install it manually instead - gHacks Tech News
I didn't have any problems, even not the 45% problem and I'm also on W10 pro.
 

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I've been watching my windows update check for updates for the past 3 hours now. I even gave up at one attempt to reboot and try again. No progress has been made, my router light is not blinking. I am wired, not wireless. I tried initiating the troubleshooting steps indicated Windows Update Posting Instructions, but that isn't doing anything after hours of leaving it run either.

I performed a clean install of 7 ultimate x64. Windows update stopped working the update after SP1 (it says you need to update the Windows Update). Nothing has made progress since. Research has shown me that this appears to be a common issue in the past month... I'm clueless with what to even do at this point.

Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T61P.

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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.

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 Silver... Read more

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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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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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Hi Guys

Yesterday i had 3 September updates for Windows 7 a big 287mb in total, i preceded to download
and install these updates which took a long time at that.
After installation as usual for told to restart computer so updates could take affect and after first
config the computer restarted but froze and would not restart and i had to turn off at the switch.
I switched back on and again froze at the same spot, i tried 2 or 3 times to restart without success
even tried in safe mode and again my computer froze in the same place in safe mode.
I have now had to do a system restore to before i installed the September Updates and it has now
returned to normal.
But i now am being told i have these Updates available but need to know if there are problems with
them before i install them again. Anyone else had problems with September Updates on Windows 7.
 

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Is anyone experiencing problems with the September 2010 updates?

I download them, install them, and then restart as instructed.

When the PC reaches the "Welcome" screen, it displays the "configuring, don't turn off" screen and then progresses no further.

A:Problems with MS September updates?

How log have you let it configure the updates? ... Some computers take longer than others.

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I installed the September XP updates and rebooted as per normal.

Windows was very reluctant to restart. Went to Safe Mode. Nothing obvious. Restarted. Windows really seemed to struggle to get started. The logo displayed very faintly for what seemed like a very long time and the whole start sequence seemed quite different.

Checked the updates but couldn't see one that would impact on the startup.

Eventually Windows started and has been working normally for about an hour. I am just a little concerned about the unusual behavior after applying the updates.

Anyone else had a problem?
 

A:Anyone had a problem with September XP Updates?

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Hi guys, so I got this new-to-me Acer Aspire 5315 laptop as a gift from a friend whose new laptop I just cleaned (still angry about lenovo's bloatware obsession). For the complete specs I included the full DxDiag.txt output.

So I freshly installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 on it, and for three days now whatever I do, Windows Update will just keep Checking for updates... forever.

The first time I ran Windows Update, it updated itself, then re-ran itself and then goes on looking for updates in outer space or something.
What I tried so far:
booting into safe mode and running the disk cleanup, checked everything
using the windows update full reset bat file, rebooted
installed the update readiness tool thing (I had to kill the windows update service for the muddathing to actually install because the installation was freezed on checking for system updates...
Tried grabbing the latest windows update agent from microsoft's website, same thing.
tried redoing my installation of windows to rule out any install problems
sfc /scannow reports nothing
I guess it's worth mentioning I'm dual booting with Linux Mint, which is working and updating perfectly fine. The thing is I need Office and Windows, as this laptop will be used for school.

A:Windows Updates keeps checking for updates

How long have you let it run? I've worked on maybe eight machines in the past few days, and every one of them took north of an hour to gather the data. But generally only on the first run. Win10 fallout, probably. You could try it on a Diagnostic Boot via msconfig.

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Microsoft revealed last year that it was planning two major Windows 10 updates for 2017. After shipping its Creators Update recently, the next major release will arrive in September. Microsoft is now committing to what it calls a ?predictable twice-per-year? feature release schedule for Windows 10. Future updates will arrive in March or September each year, and Microsoft says each feature release will be serviced and supported for 18 months.Click to expand...

Source: Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates every March and September

Expect Redstone 3 Features to be announced next month.
 

A:Major Updates every March and September, Microsoft

This could only be good for users.
Every major update improved Windows functionality without any cons.
 

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Malware worldwide grows 15 percent in September.

A rise in malware has caused the number of infected PCs worldwide to increase 15 percent just from August to September, says a report released Tuesday from antivirus vendor Panda Security.

-- Tom
 

A:September 29, 2009 11:51 AM PDT Malware worldwide grows 15 percent in September

Wow
 

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after a system restore because of MacAfee, I went to check on my updates and it checks for updates, but never records anything, it just keeps checking and then tells me I need to update....please help, it's been about a month since this occurred. Everything
else works okay

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I can not get windows to update its always stuck on checking for updates. i have google it and did microsoft fix it and windows update diagnostic? it say it fixed it but when i try update again? it still stuck. im trying not to reinstall windows. because i have a lot of games and movies on my PC. i think it might have some thing to do with that windows 10 up grade. because my pc is a alienware. and alienware says Aurora-R3, its not compatible with the up grade
 

A:Windows stuck on Checking for updates?

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I am trying to update my new laptop to windows 10. It starts checking for windows updates but that process never completes, it will run for days until I stop it.

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I'm a experienced user & know my way around the PC both HW & SW wise. However I have come up against a problem & I have tried everything to fix it to no avail.

I had to re install Win 7 on my laptop which is a pretty modern one. Anyways installed win 7 Ultimate, activated without problems. So I attempted to check for updates & nothing happens. It is constantly stuck on Checking for updates with the green slider moving as usual.

I have tried the Microsoft Update fixit tool which told me problems with installing updates fixed, then I run again it says Not fixed & then again fixed!

I've ran sfc /scannow which didn't show any problems & I don't imagine it would because its a fresh install on a formatted HDD. Its a SP1 edition & I'm used to a bit of a wait usually for detect all updates but I have formatted, re installed & left the machine to check for updates 3 times now for around 3 hours with it still checking for updates.

Any suggestions? Oh, I've stopped the windows update service & deleted the folder contents of SoftwareDist with no effect.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates

You are stuck in the forever Windows 7 update mode.
Let me explain.
Every sense W-10 came out Windows 7 Update has become very very slow.
If every thing on you system is correct it could take from 8 hours to 48 hours to download updates. Their will over 200 of them after a Clean Install.

I think a lot of it depends on what Microsoft server is being searched.
Some are very busy and some are less busy.

Some times when your system is still Searching you can reboot and try again.
If your lucky you will get a Microsoft server that is less busy.
The only cure I know of is just patients. Just leave your computer on and wait.

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Hello,

yesterday I made a format of my second PC and I installed Win7 Ultimate x64 again. Now I have a problem with updates. For about 5-6 hours I see only "Checking for updates". Can anybody help me with that?

My 2nd computer is really old
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz
Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
4GB RAM Kingston
ATI Sapphire HD5850 512MB

All I need is to create DLNA from old computer to watching movies on TV.
Thank you very much

A:Windows 7 stuck on Checking updates

Finally! After a lot of hours I found solution I think.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2700567

I followed Solution #1 and now I'm downloading 233 updates.

Will inform you if everything works fine.

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Hello!
I've got a Windows 7 fresh installation, and the first thing I did was to try to update my windows. The problem is that windows keeps checking for updates without coming up with any results (and I did wait a lot).

I had to change my HDD, because the previous one failed altogether. I wouldn't see why there could be any compatibility issues. I have a HP Pavilion dv5-1141en and the hdd inside is a 500GB Seagate. The previous one was a 320GB WD.

I tried resetting my windows update components (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058), but it didn't work.

I really have no idea where to go from here. It's weird, given that the installation is new.

Appreciate any suggestions,

Thank you!

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Hi,
I am attempting to update a new install of Windows Vista that is currently at SP1.
Initially, attempts to run the update failed with error code 80080005, but I got by that with the help of a post on this forum. The advice there was to change the settings to never update, exit Update, re-enter it and and set it back to update automatically. That worked fine.
Now, however, when I open Windows Update and click on Check for updates, the screen flashes immediately and no update are found. I don't even think it's checking.
Any help with this problem would be appreciated.
Thanks,
s660117

A:Windows update not checking for updates

I should have mentioned that both "Most recent check for updates" and "Updates were installed" are both set to "Never".

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Hi there,

I just re-installed Windows XP Home Edition yesterday. It is a genuine, validated copy.

I opened IE to the site "windowsupdate.microsoft.com" and installed 14updates that were available. That worked perfectly. However, now, whenever I open that site, and click on "Express Updates", IE indefinitely searches for updates, "Checking for the latest updates for your computer...". The green scroll bar at that page just goes on and on. I have automatic updates turned on.

I manually downloaded IE7, hoping that it might resolve the issue, but IE7 setup fails at the point "Installing Windows updates required for Internet Explorer 7". Try as I might, I am unable to install IE7 too. I followed the checklist on this site too - http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/updtlp.htm , in vain.

Here is a link to my windowsupdate.log : http://frugalware.org/paste/915 (Only the lower part of the file is pasted, complete file file is uploaded here: http://cs.one09.net/rohan/files/WindowsUpdate.log )

I have checked for viruses using Avast Antivirus, too.

Please help me resolve the problem.
 

A:Windows hangs while checking for updates

Try this site:
http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us

You may need a new version of MS intaller?
 

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Hi all, I have an old laptop that has seen better days but I keep it around as a backup.  Due to slow performance and the fact that it will be minimally used, I did a factory restore to speed things up a little.
 
The problem is, since the restore, it will not update. I run the Windows updater but it just hangs on "Checking for updates".
 
Has anyone had this problem, and a suggested resolution?  The laptop is 7 years old so since I did a factory restore I would expect a plethora of updates.
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 SP1 - "Checking for updates" hangs

Hi BigD_NC,
 
Have a look at this thread, it seems you're not alone
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/608538/windows-7-clean-install/
 
It has some good links and a fix
 
Good luck
 
Hedge

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My Dell Inspiron 23 desktop all in one Wndows updates freezes for more than 24 hours......."Working on updates 74% complete Don't turn off your computer" I have tried restarting it but it just continues. Please help!!

A:Windows Updates Stuck For More than 24 Hours

Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.
dism /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions
Please replace partition letter C: with Windows installed partition letter.  When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

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One of our XP computers runs automated updates for Windows. There has never been any problems.

However the last few days, there have been 10 updates installing, and the 3rd update is taking hours upon hours to install. I have never seen anything like that before.

Is this normal? How would I go about approaching this? It will more than likely update itself later today and if anyone could help me, it would be appreciated.
 

A:Windows Updates taking 8 hours

well first off im guessing your not running off of dial up, second off, just try resetting your computer and going at it again
 

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Just installed the updates for the September 2016 Patch Tuesday updates and noticed that launch execs from a Start Menu search are not working properly?For example, in the past I could type cmd in the search field and then press enter to automatically launch the first search result, which is cmd.exe.This no longer seems to work. Anyone else having the same issues?It is like enter is not defaulting to execute the first search result like it used to.

A:Anyone having probs starting programs from start search after September updates?

I am not having those problems on any of my Windows 7 computers, but I have sporadically seen that symptom on other Windows 7 computers. I saw those symptoms however, last year so I am not sure what would cause it.

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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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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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