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2016.08.16 Windows Updates stuck forever

Q: 2016.08.16 Windows Updates stuck forever

Hello All,
I have a laptop that I've been trying to install updates on for the past seven days. However, no matter what I seem to do, Windows Update shows the "Checking for updates" progress bar with the green marquee. Here is what I've tried:

1. Let it check for updates for two days continuously.
2. Ensured that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is activated.
3. Made sure that the two services (BITS and Windows Update) are enabled and running.
4. Reinstalled Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (twice now), and tried to run updates on a clean install.
5. Made sure that the computer can connect to the internet.
6. Tried AutoPatcher (on the previous install), which could download the updates, but would hang on installing them.

I'm running sfc /scannow to see if it finds anything, but this is currently a fresh install. The only drivers installed are the ones that worked from install, and no new programs have been installed.

Are updates currently just broken for Windows in general, or specific versions of Windows (such as 7)?
Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: 2016.08.16 Windows Updates stuck forever

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


7pro x64, 2 month old clean install using WSUS offline to get most updates followed by Windows Updates to get a few dozen more. WU stopped working after a month, and at the same time I lost all restore points. I have many updates installed, but update history is now blank, and windows update window states 'Never' for last update check or installed. Some of this may be due to all the fixes I tried.

Updates is stuck at 0%, and never stops or produces an error even after 12 hours or more. I have other boxes in almost identical configuration that have no issues. Aside from WU, the machine runs great so I am hesitant to reinstall or restore from an old image.

Following the steps recommended:
1) Run SURT - it completes in 10min or so without any report
2) Run SFC /scannow - no problems were found
3) Run Window updates - still running after many hours, no errors
4) The CBS folder is attached, minus the cab files that made it too large to attach

Looking myself, I see lots of:
"Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]"
Also lots of references to amd64. This is a core2duo machine.

I see there are many, many posts about windows updates problems on win7, and just about as many potential solutions being offered. Having tried five or six different methods without success, I am wondering if the reinstall/image restore is the only real practical fix.

A:Windows updates stuck at 0% forever

Download KB3020369

and KB3161608

Reboot your computer, then

Install KB3020369 and then KB3161608

I have done this on numerous systems and Windows Update then works as intended.

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I did a fresh install of windows 7 SP 1 and then tried to check for updates manually. It is stuck at checking for updates and consuming high CPU power and nothing is being downloaded as seen in network stats. I tried Microsoft update troubleshooter to resolve problem but nothing happened.

A:Windows 7 checking for updates stuck forever

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So after running Win 10 for a couple of months, I decided to downgrade today to Win 7 because my PC stopped working since today morning probably due to corrupt Win 10 sys files (I couldn't even get it to repair or reset)

Anyhow, I formatted my SSD and clean installed Windows 7 x64 today evening and since then it has installed a few updates. When I check for updates manually, it just goes on checking and checking....

I downloaded and installed the Windows Update Troubleshooter Tool from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-issues/en-us and ran it and it came up with an error.

Please check the attached screenshot.

Can someone kindly advise what this error is about and how do I resolve this

I saw many threads here about Windows getting stuck at Checking For Updates, but I thought of mentioning the error message here so that I can get some advise from the experts

Please help

Many thanks

UPDATE - I downloaded an ran the MS FixIt utility for update troubleshooting and even that is stuck at Checking for updates online

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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:

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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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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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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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Whenever I click check for updates for the first time it just gets stuck on checking for updates for ages is there anyway of fixing this thanks

A:Stuck forever on Checking for updates...

Some preparations if doing a clean install will help a lot if that is what you're doing,
It's a lot easier to clean install these days with the unofficial sp2
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

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

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

After restart you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and set to manual first too or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

Afterwards reset the windows updates service to what it was before and update settings to your preference and check for updates
Should be only 50 or so updates left to install.

I have all three updates needed on my OneDrive too if you can't or don't want to deal with the catalog

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Like many other users, I'm currently experiencing the issue of Windows Update being stuck while in the Checking for updates phase. I last successfully installed updates thanks to a third party tool that does such things, although I would like to get Windows Updates working again. I do have SP1 installed.

I've tried many different versions of the Windows Update Reset dance (deleting SoftwareDistribution, catroot2), I've tried running the System Update Readiness Tool, I've tried running SFC (which only finds d3d9 libraries as corrupt, makes sense because Virtualbox overwrites them). I've also tried running Tweaking.com's Windows Repair tool, the official MS Windows Update repair tool, and the .NET Repair tool, because why not. No luck anywhere.

Since the update process gets hung up while Checking for updates, there do not appear to be any error codes to report. I've tried searching the System event log and the WindowsUpdate log without any success. svchost.exe will consume a full thread's worth of processing time (100%) which indicates to me that the update search has stopped.

The last line in the WindowsUpdate.log file to be found before the update search stops is this:

2016-04-16 18:02:39:082 936 7a0 PT + ServiceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D}, Server URL = https://fe2.update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx
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A:Stuck forever on Checking for updates...

Hi and Welcome.

I have found lately, with Windows 7 on multiple systems, that I needed to let it search for updates over night. I would then get a large number to install and after that, Update seemed to return to a somewhat normal response. The downloading also takes a long time to even start. This is obviously not an ideal situation and I really don't know what has caused this. Good luck.

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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.


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Hi Guys,

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I was not sure when did I off the auto update function until last 2 weeks. I turned it back on and I update everything that were pending. Then until this week, I keep having the same two updates (KB265651 & KB2600217). And every time I shut down my laptop, it keeps showing the screen where the updates are being applied. It's already the 5th day, the same updates still appear in Windows Updates and also keep "updating" whenever I shut down my laptop.

How do I get rid of it? It seems that they couldn't be applied or something.

Hope to hear from you guys. Thanks

A:Forever Stuck at These Two Updates, KB265651 & KB2600217

One looks like a .Net 4 client and the other, KB2656351, looks like a .Net 4 Extended. You might look in the Programs and features for those two items. If you right click and select change/uninstall, it should give you an option to repair. Maybe that would either allow them to be loaded or reset the system.

Are the two updates, in fact installed? There are cases where updates are continued to be offered even after they have been installed.

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Found a temporary fix for April 2016 stuck updates from another website,

Download KB3145739 from Microsoft Download website. There is W7 32 bit & W7 64 bit version.

Install KB3145739 reboot. Then search for updates. It can take up to 30 minutes. Then you can select the updates to install. Then it can take up to another 30 minutes to install. The first two reboots after the update will be slow-my experience. Microsoft left one of the Important updates unchecked, I didn't install that update. Note, if you use Microsoft Security Essential (MSE) make sure you update using the program, not windows update. The updates may look like there freezing during install, they are not it just takes longer.

I think there is still a problem because I think it slowed down again but can't verify it, tell there is more updates.

Now, I am going to backup my system.

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Hey guys,

I've been struggling to update Windows 7 for the past two weeks. When I ask to update, it just keeps on running and running, searching for updates, and NEVER STOPS. I am so tired and desperate, I don't know what to do anymore. PLEASE HELP GUYS!!!

I have done the following to solve the problem, but NOTHING has helped:

- SURT - System Update Readiness Tool

- Windows Update Diagnostic (Found Errors 80080005 and 80070057, which it could not fix, but it did fix "service registration is missing or corrupt)

- Microsoft Fixit

- Windows KB947821 Hotfix (could not install, tried for days on end, does nothing)

- sfc /scannow (3 times - "has found corrupt files but couldn't fix all of them")

- Ran antivirus - clean

- Reset my Windows Update Components

- Restore Windows to previous date
I've included a CBS.log file BELOW. Once extracted, it takes a little while to open the log, please be patient.


PLEASE HELP! Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!!

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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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Hi. My pc is stuck on the booting screen forever. The issue has been lasting for 6 months and I wasnt able to access my computer. I tried making a recovery usb from my emergency pc. And I tried using refresh and reset windows. But it got stuck on the please wait screen. I tried using restore from a previous backup, but it freezed after I clicked something. I also tried chkdsk /r /x /f, but it also didnt work. I tried everything but it did not work either. I have a windows 8.1 serial key, but I dont have enough storage cd or a usb for that. This is quite serious, so please help me. I will be quite thankful. Thanks!
P.S. My laptop model is Vaio fit 15E.

A:Windows 8.1 stuck at booting screen(forever)

Sorry for my grammar.

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I have a freshly installed (NOT YET ACTIVATED, i want to try it before buying) Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64.
The first thing i noticed was, that there is a process "svchost" which takes 25% CPU load (That's 100% for the first core) and 1,4GB RAM. What can cause this?

The other problem i encountered was, that i can't install Windows Update, .Net Framework 4.0 or "WinFuture Update Packs". Generally, have the feeling that it's anything deeper in Windows.

Can anyone help me on that problem?

A:Windows Updates will run forever and svchost

Welcome to our forum styler2go.

Where did you get your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate?

Do you have the proper COA key to activate Windows 7?

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I have windows 7 pro 32 bit (I don't have SP1 yet) My updates are set to automatic. My computer, on restart, was busy installing updates. The updates have taken more than 12 hours and is still not complete. How can I stop the update from trying to install if I can't fix the problem.

A:Windows 7 updates takes forever

Yeah, 12 hours isn't normal. I'm guessing it's on the shutdown style screen saying "installing updates x of x"? From my experience, I'm afraid the best method to stop it is either hold down the power button for eight seconds or yank the power cable out. I would also recommend you switch you updates to 'download but let me choose what to install'

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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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On a fresh installation of Windows 7 with SP1, why does it take a full day to find updates?  I am not talking about downloading and installing, just finding the updates? 

Also, since there are so many updates out there, since SP1, don't you think it's about time you release SP2 with all those updates?  This way we can download them all and install them at once.
Thank you,

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I don't understand why its taking so long for the updates from MS are taking so long to install on Windows 10. There aren't a lot as I am doing them as they come out each month or in between. Retart process can take half an hour or infinity (I power off and restart myself because it seems like nothing is happening.) Other than what seems to be slow from time to time the system runs ok.  

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GBZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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With WMP 12 on Win7, when I start WMP, it gives me the message that it is updating the media library, but never stops, and doesn't end up finding everything. I left it running for two days to see if it just needed time to find it all, but it didn't finish. There is only about 40 G on the drive. And when I restart WMP, it gives me the same message, about the same files each time. Any ideas?

A:Windows Media Player updates forever

Go to Start - Run - SERVICES.MSC - OK.

Double-click Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service to open its properties window.

Change the "startup type" setting to Disabled, then click Apply - OK.

(Note: If you set it on Manual, it will reset itself to Automatic)

Restart the computer.


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Windows 7 64 bit...

I was banging my head trying to figure out why none of the solutions on the web actually solved my problem. Doesn't the magical cyberspace wizards have the solution? No matter what I did, what software I installed, I still got nothing when trying to do Windows updates. The Windows Updates screen just taunted me with "Checking for Updates".

Then it hit me.

I had recently bought a new wireless router. AC1900 to be exact. It automatically includes IPv6 as an enabled standard. Windows 7 also enables IPv6 as a standard. IPv6 is NOT widely used enough yet.

The solution that worked for me:

I went into the network card settings and unchecked IPv6. Rebooted my clean installation of Windows 7, then went to Windows Updates. It took about 45 minutes to search for the 221 updates, but it finally showed up, rather than sitting at "checking for Updates" for hours on end, pretending to be doing something.

So, in short... disable the IPv6 on your NIC, reboot, and give a sigh of relief that your not actually crazy.

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Since I switched from Windows 7 which gave me no problems that I remember to Windows 8.1 it seems like the updates take forever to download and install. The latest update started around noon and was still running until a few minutes ago when I switched off my computer. That's nearly 8 hours. I'm running the latest Norton AV program that I got from Comcast, my ISP. Any ideas to get me through until Windows 10 is released? I haven't researched this forum extensively, so my apologies if this topic has been covered extensively.

Thank you,


A:Windows 8.1 Updates take forever to download and install

You might want to post in the Update forum you are having issue that are yours. Win 8.1 has no issues with updates it took me 10 minutes to download and install all the updates released Tuesday. it was like 20 something files.

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Good Day,

I Have a problem with our Windows Embedded Standard 7 32bit image.

It loads fine no errors etc. However it doe not automatically check for updates, and when you manually check for updates it just keeps checking forever.

I have tried various options and fix me's from other forums and Microsoft, though nothing seems to make a difference.

I have also noticed that if I try and boto in safe mode to try there once login is passed the pc reboots.

A:Windows Embedded 7 - Checking for New Updates forever


Is your Windows 7 32bit (x86) updated to Service Pack 1?

Do you have this update installed? (WAT - KB971033)

Here are a couple of Methods that could work for you. Please let me know if your issue does -OR- doesn't get resolved.

Note: Try to make sure your Windows Update is/isn't working by letting it "Checking for updates" for at least 1 hour.

Method 1: Difficulty: EasyDownload the following tools below.
Download this tool: SURT:System Update Readiness Tool
Once the download completes, run the tool and let it scan for Hotfixes and updates.
If the tool never stops searching for updates, proceed to Method 2. If it does find updates Install them and reboot your PC. Check to see if Windows Updates work.

If Method 1 doesn't work proceed to Method 2.

Method 2: Difficulty: Easy
Download the following tool below.
Download this tool: Microsoft Fixit Tool
Run the file once it finishes downloading.
Once the window appears on your screen, click the "Next" Button.
Let the program scan for errors, DO NOT click "Cancel". (This process may take some time.)
Once the program finishes scanning, it will list the following errors that have been "Fixed" or "Not Fixed".
If any errors were "Not Fixed", report them to me here. Left-Click the "Close the troubleshooter" Button.
Restart your computer. Try to update your Windows.

If Method 2 doesn't work proceed to Method 3.

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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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I just recently did a restoration process on my computer and it is all working fine i am now trying to install updates, there are 144 of them and when i clicked install updates, it said downloading updates and it has been stuck at 0% for over 20 minutes, how long does it actually take to download them or get off the 0% mark

A:Windows taking forever to download updates

Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100

I just recently did a restoration process on my computer and it is all working fine i am now trying to install updates, there are 144 of them and when i clicked install updates, it said downloading updates and it has been stuck at 0% for over 20 minutes, how long does it actually take to download them or get off the 0% mark

Restart them and see if that helps, if it doesn't, restart your router.

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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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When I try to check for updates, it just hangs for at least many hours with little to no apparent CPU, Disk, or network activity. The update check cannot be canceled (other than by rebooting). Clicking "Cancel does nothing". I can close the window but checking on Windows Update just bring ups the window and shows it is still checking.

The attached zip contains 3 files:
1. When I ran HotFix it went to about 95% complete & then hung there for hours (See HotFix.jpg)
However, It finally did finish with no error message.
2. When I ran sfc /scannow, errors were reported. See sfc.jpg
3. See also CBS - Copy.log

Thank you VERY much for your help.

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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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One of our Windows 7 shows  "Failure configuring Windows updates.
Reverting changes" after installing Updates. I have follow this article to troubleshoot it.

"Failure configuring
Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not
Nov 1, 2013 ... "Failure configuring Windows updates.
Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" error when you try to install Windows updates.



Now, it seens the Windows passes the "Failure configuring
Windows updates. Reverting changes" message, but it stays "shuting down" forever (The first time, I let it run for a couple days, and the second time I let it run for week). Any suggestions?

Bob Lin, MCSE & CNE Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net How to Install and Configure Windows, VMware, Virtualization and Cisco on http://www.HowToNetworking.com

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Dear IT Pros,
I have 2 questions that need your help and professional advice.
1) Does Microsoft has a tool to check whether a patch (KB) was superseded by another KB? In my case, I'm trying to search whether this KB4022715 and KB4025339 (both of this KB was released in 2017) was superceded
by another KB. This is because a security consultant has advised us to install both of this KB to prevent vulnerabilities but since it was released back in 2017, I suspect there must be a newer KB that supercedes it
2) Can advice what KB I need to download regarding this 2 bulletin ID CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2019-11135? Can't seem to find it after much googling

Thanks in advance for the help

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I received notification that 8 important updates were available. My heart sank, but I started Windows Update installing them and went away. When I came back my heart sank further when I found that the updates had been cancelled (see screenshot if I can post one here). Your instructions for posting about failed updates are to download System Update Readiness Tool, which I am supposed to run uninterrupted. It may take a few hours. Sorry, I do not have a few hours. Is there anything I can do in the meantime or do I trash my computer?

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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:
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
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 have Windows Vista with IE9 its an old computer. It has been good for me, Now its sound like it time to get another computer because neither Yahoo or chrome after 2016 will be getting security update for there browers ? Is this right ? Like I said I need some one to explain this and what will be my options Thank You for your time

A:Need help understanding. What going on Windows Vista no more updates after 2016

Dimension 9200 / XPS 410  DXP061 with Core 2 Duo E6300 can go all the way to windows 10 pro.  Yes the XPS 410 will accept and fully use all 8 GB of RAM when running a 64 bit O/S. I currently have 8GB.
So if you upgrade to a modest Radeon HD 6450 from asus. You are good to go.

Works in all models Except USFF because USFF has no video slot.
Won't hurt your power supply or your wallet.
Home version of windows 7 8 10 is $109
Pro version is $199
Oem versions Slightly less.
Keep in mind that you can get an older OptiPlex like a GX620 or better 745,755, 760, 780 WITH Windows 7 for $100 .
Used Insipiron 3847 towers are Less than $400.
My 3847 with 16 gigs DDR3 ram is quite a bit faster than an XPS 410.

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.
I've scoured the internet trying to find a solution and have tried a number of suggested solutions none of which have had any impact.
If anyone can offer any help to get the update working again I'd really appreciate it.

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Good morning everyone,

I am once again having to ask for help here because I've been unable to install the Patch Tuesday updates released July 12th. (I received the "Updates available" notification yesterday afternoon, July 13th). WU just keeps searching endlessly, and after 2 hours, I restarted the computer to stop the process. (It could not be stopped in Task Manager).

(All day yesterday, July 13th, my CPU kept hovering in the 50% - 60% usage range both off-line and on-line. The only way I could get it to return to normal was what I did in Item # 2 shown below).

Also, NO error codes are being seen either.

Things I have tried thus far:

1. Ran full scans, including for rootkits with my ESET Smart Security, MBAM Premier, and SAS programs. NO issues found.

2. Opened Control Panel > Windows Updates, and changed the existing setting (i.e. Notify me of updates, but let me decide to download and install) to "Never check for updates". I then restarted the computer.

3. Ran the sfc /scannow command. NO issues reported.

4. Ran the SURT tool. The dialog box opened indicating it was initializing and said something about looking for updates. When I checked the computer several hours later, the dialog box said something like, "Installation complete". I closed the box.
However, none of the 10 Important updates (in this month's updates) were installed when I checked the WU list of installed updates.

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A:Windows Updates (7/12/2016): Unable to install. Need help please.

See this : windows update takes 25% of the cpu since today :(

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 

A:Windows Vista Can't Check For Updates 2016

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012.
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.

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Has anyone been able to get the June 2016 updates for Windows 7 by the normal "Checking for updates" method?

I haven't have any trouble obtaining the June 2016 updates for Windows XP and Windows 10, but Windows 7 is a different story.

I heard that Microsoft was going to change the way that Windows 7 users start receiving monthly updates, and apparently it has.


A:Having Trouble With Getting June 2016 Windows 7 Updates

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Hello all,
Immediately after the December 2016 updates, we started to see some serious issues with multiple services crashing on all of our workstations.  My band-aid fix for it was to change the recovery options on the below services to just keep restarting,
but I think I've tried everything else google has to offer on this. Has anyone else ran into this issue? See services below.
Multimedia class service
IP helper
Group policy client
User profile service
Shell hardware detection services
User profile service

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Hi, we are becoming more and more frustrated with the forced windows updates. These may help home users but professional products like servers are not for everyday users and sometimes require alot of configuration to get legacy applications to work.
Windows will at times force updates no matter what we choose in respect to disable them. It is NOT up to Microsoft to determine if or when the servers I am responsible for need to be patched. Any reading and research we have done here has only yielded the
ability to prolong the updates. Once installed over 50% of the servers give an endless spinning circle and require restore or rebuild, this has become unacceptable and has forced us to start testing our applications with different Linux flavors.

Is there a way to STOP the updates indefinitely?

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The problem seemed to have started when I downloaded and installed the new Windows 10 security updates. Nothing really triggers the BSOD, and it normally happens about 5 minutes from booting Windows to the Desktop. I just uninstalled the updates and so far so good. I wan to make sure that it was the updates and not something else (Driver, 3rd party program). I actually BSOD'd while trying to submit this ticket. Thank you for your help.

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I am unable to find any security updates for June 2016 on my WSUS server.
Has the process changed or the date different from usual?
Thanks in advance.

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So yeah: all my docs are opening super-sloooooow. I looked online but the suggestions didn't help. Any ideas? Just standard docx docs....nothing out of the ordinary. Thanks for any advice!

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My updates keep failing and searching for updates takes forever. I have tried a lot of things like:

- run MicrosoftFixit50123
- clean boot with only windows services
- chkdsk /F
- sfc /scannow
- try to install packages manually
- run CheckSUR

and a couple other things I can't remember right now. But still the same issues like before:

Error Code 80073712
Error Code 80070490
Error Code 800B0100

I checked CheckSUR.log and resolved about 40 errors (corrupt / missing manifest files, missing sample files etc.) and now have still 6 left:

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18762_none_ca170d2128c5e4f6.manifest amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18762_none_ca170d2128c5e4f6
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_11.2.9600.17126_none_471a1ee7c314b101.manifest amd64_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_11.2.9600.17126_none_471a1ee7c314b101
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-msauditevtlog_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18869_none_c918c4f9d6d3a945.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-msauditevtlog_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18869_none_c918c4f9d6d3a945
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_dde8082373780acad1d48b1f7e6f55e4_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7601.18523... Read more

A:updates constantly failing and searching for updates takes forever

Windows updates have been slow for a lot of Windows 7 users ever since Windows 10 was released.
Try rebooting the PC, then install the latest Windows update client. Then reboot the PC again and check for updates. Be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes.


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Hey Guys,
Is anyone experiencing getting stuck at "Stage 3 of 3 Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer." after installing the June 2016 patches for Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise?
Patches include:
1. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3161561)
2. Update (Missing): Security Update for Microsoft Visio 2010 (KB3114872) 32-Bit Edition
3. Update (Missing): Security Update for Microsoft Word 2010 (KB3115243) 32-Bit Edition
4. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3161949)
5. Update (Missing): Security Update for Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 (KB2999465) 32-Bit Edition
6. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3159398)
7. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3161664)
8. Update (Missing): Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3020369)
9. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3123479)
10. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3164035)

11. Update (Missing): Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3160005)

12. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3161958)

13. Update (Missing): Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB3115130) 32-Bit Edition
14. Update (Missing): Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3164033)
Its the e... Read more

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