Windows Update

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by S J N | Discussion: Personal Computing

I started check for updates 5 hours ago and the progress bar is still showing.

Should it take this long?

Thanks

LightStar
Reply #1 Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:33 PM

Nope, definitely not that long. If you can cancel do so, otherwise all you can do is reboot and try again.

S J N
Reply #2 Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:34 PM

Thanks. I have done that.

BTW,,,running Win 7 Ultimate x64.

Daiwa
Reply #3 Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:06 PM

Same problem here when I restrict the update to just one selection (have 3 on offer).  Eh, Microsoft.

anotherside
Reply #4 Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:24 PM

It's a known "bug" that Windows 7 takes forever to find updates if it hasn't been updated in a long time.

There are official patches to solve this:

http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-7-keeps-checking-for-updates-for-hours/

 

I think MS updated Windows Update Client so you need the newest version to download updates.

f23948
Reply #5 Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:47 PM

Please check out the link: http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-7-keeps-checking-for-updates-for-hours/

Daiwa
Reply #6 Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:32 PM

Updated without issue when I left all 3 updates checked.  Whatever.

JuniorCrooks
Reply #7 Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:48 PM

I only installed the net framework update and chose to hide the larger rollup update until I know it will not mess with my system. I do not have long waits.

S J N
Reply #8 Friday, October 14, 2016 12:54 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I have tried them all. Still borked.

LightStar
Reply #9 Friday, October 14, 2016 2:57 PM

This may help S J N.

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-can-i-repair-windows-update-on-windows-7/7f2831ec-1f46-45ff-a176-a7fa5e63fec4

 

Not your same issue, but it is for fixing Windows Update on Windows 7.

AceMatrix
Reply #10 Friday, October 14, 2016 5:40 PM

I downloaded and installed the patches to fix the Windows Update issues and they worked perfectly for me. Windows Update checked then downloaded new updates in a timely manner. I read the information about each individual update and went ahead and installed them. After the updates were installed , my system is running with no problems or glitches at this time.

--Ace--

S J N
Reply #11 Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:35 PM

Updates are now working. Not sure which fix did it. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Thank God for the forums and all of you.

Stramp
Reply #12 Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:33 PM

Here is another solution to the problems being experianced. Especially after reformatting. Go to the link and read the info there then do as it says install those 2 KB updates and your Windows update will now work. Hope this helps. I tried all the other fixes and they don't work for me. Spent two months battling this. This one seems to work everytime!

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-7-update-solution/f39a65fa-9d10-42e7-9bc0-7f5096b36d0c

anotherside
Reply #13 Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:15 PM

@Stramp I think you found the ONE TRUE WAY!

Those two KBs seem to be all that's needed.

Stramp
Reply #14 Sunday, October 16, 2016 8:33 PM

Two months of searching and testing every fixit and so called solution! This should be a more prominent problem fix. Ilike researching history but not that much!   On "Anotherside" why complicate things when simple will do!  THX for the feedback and glad it worked for you anotherside!  Important!- Bookmark that page or put it in a folder You will need it if you reformat save you a lotta time.

Daiwa
Reply #15 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:38 AM

EFFING Microsux -

I'm still on Win7 & this morning I shut down my laptop to leave for work:

"Operations are in progress, please wait.  The machine will be turned off automatically after the operations are complete."

No warning.  Don't have time to wait, of course, but I have no choice.

Daiwa
Reply #16 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:45 AM

May have directed my ire at the wrong culprit.  Looks like this may be related to an Acronis error.

winpixel
Reply #17 Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:38 PM

anotherside

It's a known "bug" that Windows 7 takes forever to find updates if it hasn't been updated in a long time.

There are official patches to solve this:

http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-7-keeps-checking-for-updates-for-hours/

 

I think MS updated Windows Update Client so you need the newest version to download updates.

 

Well, it took me 4 hours to complete the upgrade from win 7 to win 10. it keeps update and reboot. 

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