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Question: windows 8.1 "there was a problem checking for updates"

My computer has been taken out of storage after 15 months. I only used it a few months before it was put in storage and didn't have any problems with updates. Now I can't get it to update.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460S CPU @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8092 Mb
Graphics Card: Glance Speed Boost
Hard Drives: C: Total - 944886 MB, Free - 893256 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XHYJF
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Answer: windows 8.1 "there was a problem checking for updates"

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At first I completed the download and than waited for around 3 hours for "preparing for installation" and than when i again started the updating after the restart it is showing "checking for update" from past an hour.
What should i do?

Answer:Why does windows to update stuck at "checking for updates" and "preparing for installation" ?

The OS is probably missing some updates during the upgrade process. Be patient and let the process work on its own.

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like in the last post i made i made a video since its easy on me then typing.

Windows 7 Bootcamp. Updates stuck - Video Dailymotion

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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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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!
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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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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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Hello again, friends.

Ok so here's my new issue. I got a new hard drive and successfully installed Windows 7 on it. I temporarily slaved the old OS hard drive so that I could copy some files from it because the drive was failing.

My issue is that when I check for updates, it doesn't go beyond the "checking" and it basically times out. Seems odd... has anyone else had this happen and what do I do? You don't think that maybe the computer is confused because the OS still remains on the drive that is temporarily slaved do you? One odd thing is that I checked the update history and clearly some went on there. So I don't know. Help?

You guys rock. Thanks for helping me out with the last issue.

Answer:New install Windows 7 - "Checking for Updates" doesn't finish

I also forgot to mention that at present, it wouldn't allow me to put a screensaver on there and there is no sound coming from the computer. Do you think this could just come with the update problem?

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When I use Windows 8.1 to look for windows updates, it keeps looking for ages and nothing loads. Please help.

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Hi,
Current issue: Windows 7 sp1 update stuck at "checking for updates" for more than a week
My computer: windows 7 professional sp1 installation originally
Last automatic checked and updated successfully: May 11, 2015
CCleaner cleaned up: once every week
Anti-virus: AVG for more than 10 years

Self - troubleshooting done so far but did not work:
1) CCleaner cleaned up & Disk cleanup under safe mode
2) Reset Update following this instruction: Windows Update - Reset
3) Temporarily turned off AVG anti-virus while checking for update
4) System restored to the earliest restore point: July 15, 2015

Please help.

Answer:windows 7 sp1 update stuck at "checking for updates"

This is currently a common issue - partly caused by a poor update from MS which slows the process down, and partly caused by throttling of the MS servers.

Simply leave WU to do it's thing overnight - or longer if necessary - it will get there in the end.
If it's still not completed a scan after 24 hours running...
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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Good morning,

I just registered, so I'm not entirely sure how this forum runs. I'm assuming you can see my computer information in my user profile, but please let me know if you need me to post it here again.

When I run Windows Update, it hangs permanently on "Checking for Updates." No error ever displays.

I ran Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [October 2014] from Official Microsoft Download Center according to the Windows Update posting instructions on this forum. It completed, but had no effect on my issue.

I also ran the Windows Update diagnostic from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058. It returned error 0x80070490.

I have attached my CBS file.

Thank you for your help,
Shelli

Answer:Windows Update Hangs at "Checking for Updates"

It looks to me like you've been using either Advanced System Care or Wise software - which has caused some major problems.


Code:
Line 16920: 2015-08-23 16:33:54, Info CSI 00000762 [SR] Repairing 5 components
Line 16921: 2015-08-23 16:33:54, Info CSI 00000763 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 16922: 2015-08-23 16:33:54, Info CSI 00000764 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"desktop.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-ehome-samplemedia, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, file is missing
Line 16923: 2015-08-23 16:33:54, Info CSI 00000765 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:58{29}]"win7_scenic-demoshort_raw.wtv" of Microsoft-Windows-ehome-samplemedia, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, file is missing
Line 16924: 2015-08-23 16:33:54, Info CSI 00000766 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"Kalimba.mp3" of Microsoft-Windows-MusicSamples, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364... Read more

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I recently bought a used Hp laptop and using HP care tools reinstalled a fresh copy of Win 8. I had serious problems getting updates to install. It kept getting stuck on "Failure to configure updates, reverting changes" I ran the Microsoft Fix
it tool several times. Each time being told it was fixed. It never was. I gave up and did another install. Now windows update doesn't find any updates. 
I have run the check from the control panel and from the Win 8 PC Settings menu. From the PC Settings, checking for updates ran for about 20 minutes before stopping and saying "Never checked for updates" with the option to check again. I also ran
Microsoft Fix It AGAIN. Not fixed....again. The troubleshooting shows problems to be-- Potential Windows Update Database error detected 0x80070490 - Fixed and Windows Update components must be repaired- Fixed. It "fixes" these same issues every time.
Even before when it found updates but would not install them. After a fresh install of Win 8 there shouldn't be ANY issues, right?
I have installed no programs since the recent reinstall of windows just in case it was my antivirus as suggested in another help article. Is there any fix for this or should I just give up and install Win 7?  

Answer:Windows update continually "checking for updates"

I finally got it to work. I had to go into Services and stop/restart both Windows Update and Windows Module Installer. Then launch windows update again and it showed the updates. 

They have to be installed 1 at a time. I tried to do 5 at once when it seemed things were working properly again and Windows took that to mean I wanted all updates installed. Of course it failed again with the "failure to configure updates" and I
was back at square one.

To get into services just hit the windows key and R at the same time. Type services.msc then hit enter. I also set both the Update and Installer to manual. Not sure if that had anything to do with making it work. 

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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?

Answer:Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

Temporarily disable your antivirus program if it helps.

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Windows spends hours "Checking for updates", but never finds any.
I noticed a few days ago that I couldn't download/install any Windows updates. I spent a lot of time trying various remedies until, at last, I decided to reinstall Windows from scratch. Unfortunately, this still hasn't solved the problem! I'm at a loss as to what to do next.
Can anyone help? I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Latitude D630.

Answer:Windows spends hours "Checking for updates"

Windows spends hours "Checking for updates"
It seems to for many others also including myself. Just leave it long enough and it appears to work. Overnight for example.

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When I click to search updates, it stays stuck at the screen "Checking for updates...". I left there for 20 hours and it is still stuck.
My computer is having other problems too. sfc /scannow doesn't works (Windows resource protection could not start the repair service)
My computer isn't shutting down. It stays on this screen: Screenshot by Lightshot
Recently my computer failed on updating windows and I couldn't initialize my machine. So I entered in secure mode and typed this command on cmd: Dism /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions. But the problems were happening before I did this.

*Sorry for bad english

Answer:Windows stuck at "Checking for updates" and other problems

Hi Gabriel,

been using slmgr /rearm, by any chance.

Looking back over your earlier posts, Axe0 was wrong, your install was/is non-genuine.

If you have purchased yet another key, run this tool copy/paste the output

Roy

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I recently re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Alienware X51 after getting a lot of random freezes. After the installation completed, I noticed that Windows Update was getting stuck at "Checking for updates..." and would not move forward, even after I left the computer on overnight. I was ultimately able to get Windows Update to function by updating the Windows Update Client as described here: https://blog.krissmilne.tech/windows...ng-for-updates

However, that only worked once; Windows Update is now getting stuck at stuck at "Checking for updates..." again. The last few entries from WindowsUpdate.log are as follows:


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2016-09-04 16:58:32:098 1060 3cc PT +++++++++++ PT: Synchronizing server updates +++++++++++
2016-09-04 16:58:32:098 1060 3cc PT + ServiceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D}, Server URL = https://fe2.update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx
2016-09-04 16:58:39:985 1060 db0 AU No pending client directive
2016-09-04 16:58:41:834 1060 3cc Driver Matched driver to device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0162&SUBSYS_05271028&REV_09
2016-09-04 16:58:41:835 1060 3cc Driver Status: 0x180200a, ProblemNumber: 00000000
2016-09-04 16:58:58:594 1060 68c AU Getting featured update notifications. fIncludeDismissed = true
2016-09-04 16:58:58:594 1060 68c AU No featured updates available.
2016-09-04 16:59:00:460 ... Read more

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I am running Windows 7 Home, 64 bit edition.
Since Monday, Aug. 1 when I had a notification that Windows update had 44 updates available for me, the Update window has been constantly "Checking for Updates". When I first checked the notification, I was shown a window with the listed updates.
After looking them over, to be certain that there was no Windows 10 in the list, I clicked ok. Since then for three solid days it has been "Checking for Updates". I have rebooted each morning, and the same screen is there. My computer is usually
on at least 12-15 hours, and in that time it appears only 2 updates have actually taken place. The list I was shown at the beginning consisted of mostly files less than 5 megabytes each. Nothing remotely large enough to cause delayed downloading. 
How can I get the Updates to actually begin, and stop "Checking for updates"? or is there some alternate way to get the necessary files?

Thanks

Steve ZV

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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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Lately, my Windows 7 Update gets stuck at the Checking for Updates step.

After running the Windows Update Diagnostic tool a few times, every time it runs it finds the same few errors and fixes them, but it also finds Windows Update Error 0x80070057 and is unable to fix it.

Any ideas?

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hi, windows 7 never seems to complete the update check. it just stays stuck at "checking for updates...". it will stay like this for days. most recent check for updates is listed as 7/9/2014 (almost 3 months ago). i tried the fix and the reset listed here:

windows 7 update stuck at checking for updates - Tech Support Forum

nothing has worked so far, please help.

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

See if there are any methods in this Tutorial you haven't tried: Windows Update - Reset

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Hi everybody,

I am running in to a problem where the Windows Update is stuck on checking for updates, now I have freshly upgraded a Windows 7 machine from Enterprise to Professional with a new product key - which it did work, activated as a Genuine. But it might not be just the Windows Update, any other software would be doing the same thing as for Windows Update - checking for updates, so I am just wondering if there is a one way click to solve this problem?

Everything else works except from the Windows Update, what is doing is just checking for updates and it hangs on checking for hours and hours - so I had enough and I want to find a best solution that would work.

Now, I am not quite sure if the Windows Update is taking time to get all the updates gathered in or it might be stuck. But I don't know, I can't really tell on what the computer is doing in the background process.

During the research for finding this solution, and I have came up with different solutions, but I don't want to risk too much on registry or doing manual servicing including in with deleting a few files from the C: drive, downloading a few tweakers/fixers applications such as Microsoft FixIt - but none of this solved the problem, apart from being patient and wait.

The only thing I haven't done is doing a sfc /scannow check, disk clean up or reinstall Windows 7 Professional and doing a disk check before startup.

I just want the Windows Update to work, so that the computer is ready to re... Read more

Answer:Windows Update stuck on "Checking for updates"

Mines doing this too tonight. Can take a while but tonight's patches is the worst - it took over an hour to find and pull them in. But now it's just stuck on 0% downloading for last twenty mins. Good old MS !

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I'm hoping y'all can help me with this issue with my friend's system, running 64 bit Home Premium, Avast, and Java, Flash etc. all updated. It's stuck at "Checking For Updates."
Yesterday I installed an update to the Windows Update Client, KB3138612, and the System Update Readiness Tool. After that, 62 updates were ready for download, and I successfully installed them. After restarting, a window came up to upgrade the browser from IE 10 to IE 11. I did so, then ran Windows Updates again to check for security updates to IE 11. Stuck in an endless loop again.
I reset the Windows Components with FIXIT 971058. This resolved two errors: Reset Windows Update Data Store (Root Cause) and Service Registration Missing or Corrupt. Still stuck in a loop.
I installed the latest version of the Windows Update Agent and rebooted. Still no joy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I looked over the contents of the CBS.log before coming to this forum. Something is definitely wrong, but I can't make heads or tails of it.
Here's the link: https://1drv.ms/t/s!AiuNs_2Ik1SigQsc8snLSRVeKcNM

Answer:Windows Update Hangs on "Checking For Updates"

Windows Update was stuck on Searching For Updates, I found this information after nothing else helped and this worked for me on Windows 7.

Method 1:
1. Click Start
2. Type ?cmd? in the search bar.
3. Right click Command prompt and choose ?Run as Administrator?
4. At the command prompt, type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command:
a. net stop wuauserv
b. net stop bits
c. net stop cryptsvc

Please do not close the Command Prompt window.
Method 2:

Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update.
At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:
a) ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old

b) ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

At the command prompt, type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command:
a) net start wuauserv
b) net start bits
c) net start cryptsvc

Close the Command Prompt window and check the issue if issue reoccurs

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Good day all, When trying to do a windows update on the my laptop, it just hangs on "Checking for updates" and it has been saying checking for updates for the past 72 hours. Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Hello,

I've looked everywhere online trying to figure out how to fix this problem all day with windows being halted at "checking for updates"

I've tried downloading Microsoft fix it, and other windows update troubleshooters.

Are there any methods to fix this? How long does it take for it to bypass the checking?

I've waited about 30 minutes to an hour and still nothing.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 Says "Checking for updates", but hangs there

Hi logo897 & welcome to the forum.
Updates are taking an extremely long time.
Set power options to sleep never, run windows update.
Updates are taking up to 24-48 hours.
Forum member I assisted with this issue stated it took her machine 7 hours.
Be patient it will complete.
Patience is a virtue!

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Brand new lenovo w7 pro m800 desktop.

Did all the W7 pro updates.

Internet connection is good. 30MB ISP, basic home network, no firewalls etc.

I have the white "Get W10" icon in the icon tray. I click on it and it says, "Starting download".

1. I started it last night and no progress 6 hours later.
2. Just rebooted and started it again x 3. No improvement

* RESMON shows very little network and TCP connections after 10 minutes.
* I'm convinced nothing is being downloaded

(Did a google search and found an article from a year ago saying to delete C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload
Should I try this?)

Thanks in advance!

Answer:"GET Windows 10" || ETERNAL - Checking for Updates

Here is the most direct way and, in my opinion, the best way......................... Manual download iso and install.

Use this Tech Bench link and download your version of Windows 10 ISO file:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/soft...load/techbench

Scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 ( 1st one on the list )> click Confirm.
Click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now running > click Confirm
Select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
Installation will begin.
It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
No product key is required. ( If for some reason you are asked for product key, just click the SKIP option or the "I do not have a product key" option and continue.)
Activation will be automatic.

After successful installation and activation, you can, if you want to, burn the iso file to a bootable media, DVD or USB.
You can use it for clean install or for future reinstall.

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Brand new lenovo w7 pro m800 desktop.

Did all the W7 pro updates.

Internet connection is good. 30MB ISP, basic home network, no firewalls etc.

I have the white "Get W10" icon in the icon tray. I click on it and it says, "Starting download".

1. I started it last night and no progress 6 hours later.
2. Just rebooted and started it again x 3. No improvement

* RESMON shows very little network and TCP connections after 10 minutes.
* I'm convinced nothing is being downloaded

(Did a google search and found an article from a year ago saying to delete C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload
Should I try this?)

Thanks in advance!

Answer:"GET Windows 10" || ETERNAL - Checking for Updates

Here is the most direct way and, in my opinion, the best way......................... Manual download iso and install.

Use this Tech Bench link and download your version of Windows 10 ISO file:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/soft...load/techbench

Scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 ( 1st one on the list )> click Confirm.
Click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now running > click Confirm
Select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
Installation will begin.
It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
No product key is required. ( If for some reason you are asked for product key, just click the SKIP option or the "I do not have a product key" option and continue.)
Activation will be automatic.

After successful installation and activation, you can, if you want to, burn the iso file to a bootable media, DVD or USB.
You can use it for clean install or for future reinstall.

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Hey guys,

I have newly installed Windows 7 Prof. 64 Bit SP1 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T60p (with T61 Mainboard and Penryn T8100 processor).

So far this is what I did:

1) installed IE 11 through the browser (i.e. the old IE 8)
2) installed Microsoft Security Essentials by downloading the installer through IE 8
3) ran the first check of MSE - all good
4) actived Windows successfully
5) changed some visual settings to have better graphics in Windows (nothing special)

I have done nothing else to the system. No driver, no whatsoever.

Unfortunately Windows Updates will simply not download let alone install any of the updates that should be abundantly available. Automatic update is enabled, firewall is on. I've been having this problem all day long and tried reinstalling Windows several times, but it would not wipe out the error.

I am currently running the SURT file, also trying to get updates via wsus offline (dunno exactly what's going on with these).

See the attachments for the full windowsupdate.log of this installation.

What do you suggest?

Thank you very much!

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Brand new lenovo w7 pro m800 desktop.

Did all the W7 pro updates.

Internet connection is good. 30MB ISP, basic home network, no firewalls etc.

I have the white "Get W10" icon in the icon tray. I click on it and it says, "Starting download".

1. I started it last night and no progress 6 hours later.
2. Just rebooted and started it again x 3. No improvement

* RESMON shows very little network and TCP connections after 10 minutes.
* I'm convinced nothing is being downloaded

(Did a google search and found an article from a year ago saying to delete C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload
Should I try this?)

Thanks in advance!

Answer:"GET Windows 10" || ETERNAL - Checking for Updates

Here is the most direct way and, in my opinion, the best way......................... Manual download iso and install.

Use this Tech Bench link and download your version of Windows 10 ISO file:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/soft...load/techbench

Scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 ( 1st one on the list )> click Confirm.
Click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now running > click Confirm
Select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
Installation will begin.
It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
No product key is required. ( If for some reason you are asked for product key, just click the SKIP option or the "I do not have a product key" option and continue.)
Activation will be automatic.

After successful installation and activation, you can, if you want to, burn the iso file to a bootable media, DVD or USB.
You can use it for clean install or for future reinstall.

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Hi everyone, I think I've got a fairly tricky problem here.
I just finished installing Windows 7 Pro (SP1 included) x64 on my laptop. Pretty much the first thing I did was go to check for updates. This was taking forever, and upon looking at the resource monitor, it appears that svchost (you can just which services
it's hosting) was hung at %50, or one CPU core. No HDD activity to speak of, just a process spinning its wheels.
I've tried multiple troubleshooting steps, from running the Update readiness tool (Which didn't find anything wrong), resetting windows update using multiple tools, running an SFC (which said the system was in perfect condition), and of course rebooting
several times in between.
Checking the CBS log file, there are many lines reading "Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800F0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]". Windows Update appears to soldier on past that however, where it apparently reads out its last cached package
(successfully it would seem) then stop dead. When I net stop wuauserv, the log seems to mention TrustedInstaller a few times, then that's about all the interesting information I can gather.
The WindowsUpdate.log file is not terribly helpful either; just before the hang it says "PT: Synchronizing extended update info", then it lists off a ServiceId and Server URL. Nothing after that!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Windows Update spins forever on "checking for updatse". The Win Update Troubleshooter gives error 0x8024402C. I have tried numerous fixes including some KBs - no success.

Today I tried steps 1 and 2 that you recommend should be run before posting on this problem.

1. The SURT installer has been spinning > 3 hrs on "searching for updates on this computer".

2. I ran "sfc /scannow". It says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" and refers to CBS.log - but that is an empty file.

Can anyone advise me?

Answer:Windows Update spins "checking for updates"; SURT installer spins

Hi Bill,
have you tried the fixit from this link
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/883821
Roy

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Hello
I have a few issues at the same time, related to WU:
1. Since I've installed some updates a few days ago I cant download more but I've seen before there should be some available. The WU shows constantly that updates are searched but nothing happens, no error appears. I see on Task Manager that svchost processes are increasing the memory consuming but nothing happens with WU.
2. Skype crashing almost every time when I try connect with anyone, the message says "access violation in module ieframe.dll". I've read that could be related with WU also.

- System Update Readiness Tool KB947821 installed
- SFC scan done, no errors/issues found
- Logs attached: https://we.tl/mIKKgqYqtY

Thank you

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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

Answer:"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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Just reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) and i am having troubles doing the first windows update. I have googled around and it seems like other people are having this problem as well, here is a list of fixes i have tried.

I have tried installing both of the updates listed below, but they are stuck at the screen below when left loading for a few hours. When i try to cancel, nothing happens, and i have to end the process manually.
KB3102810
KB3172605
I have also tried the link listed below, and here is what it gives me.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
When i ran it again, i got this.
and when i ran it a 3rd time, i got exactly the same result as the screenshot directly above,

So i tried to run windows update again, i got the error code 80244019, so i went to the URL Microsoft Community , but the "Turn on DEP for all Programs and Services except those I select:" was already set to the correct one according to the webpage.

Answer:Fresh Installation "Checking for updates" frozen.

Follow these instructions exactly.
First, set Windows Updates to never check for Updates.
Next reboot your computer, then install KB3020369, if not installed.
Then install KB3172605.

Windows updates should return to normal. You can then reset your updates to automatically check for updates if desired

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605

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Just reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) and i am having troubles doing the first windows update. I have googled around and it seems like other people are having this problem as well, here is a list of fixes i have tried.

I have tried installing both of the updates listed below, but they are stuck at the screen below when left loading for a few hours. When i try to cancel, nothing happens, and i have to end the process manually.
KB3102810
KB3172605
I have also tried the link listed below, and here is what it gives me.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
When i ran it again, i got this.
and when i ran it a 3rd time, i got exactly the same result as the screenshot directly above,

So i tried to run windows update again, i got the error code 80244019, so i went to the URL Microsoft Community , but the "Turn on DEP for all Programs and Services except those I select:" was already set to the correct one according to the webpage.

Answer:Fresh Installation "Checking for updates" frozen.

Follow these instructions exactly.
First, set Windows Updates to never check for Updates.
Next reboot your computer, then install KB3020369, if not installed.
Then install KB3172605.

Windows updates should return to normal. You can then reset your updates to automatically check for updates if desired

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605

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If I receive updates "For Windows and other products from Microsoft Update", then
checking for updates fails with error code 80072efe. If I receive updates "For Windows only" then it works. I installed Microsoft Security Essentials which enabled the former and caused updating to fail. What's up and how to fix?

Answer:Checking for updates fails with 80072efe for "other products"

It's likely that this problem is caused by residuals from your previous security software - what was it?
Do you have any other security software currently installed?

You can happily reset the updates preference to 'Windows only' in the meantime- it won't affect MSE.

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I've decided to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 with the free upgrade. Unfortunately, it has been stuck "Checking for Updates" for the last 30-45 minutes. Is this normal? I've updated two laptops, one Windows 7 Home and one Windows 8 and it didn't take nearly this long. I'm afraid I'm stuck in some kind of loop. I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

Answer:Upgrade Install Stuck on "Checking for Updates"

ARAMP1 said:

I've decided to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 with the free upgrade. Unfortunately, it has been stuck "Checking for Updates" for the last 30-45 minutes. Is this normal? I've updated two laptops, one Windows 7 Home and one Windows 8 and it didn't take nearly this long. I'm afraid I'm stuck in some kind of loop. I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything.



Well, please disregard. It finally started installing.

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I've decided to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 with the free upgrade. Unfortunately, it has been stuck "Checking for Updates" for the last 30-45 minutes. Is this normal? I've updated two laptops, one Windows 7 Home and one Windows 8 and it didn't take nearly this long. I'm afraid I'm stuck in some kind of loop. I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

Answer:Upgrade Install Stuck on "Checking for Updates"

Originally Posted by ARAMP1


I've decided to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 with the free upgrade. Unfortunately, it has been stuck "Checking for Updates" for the last 30-45 minutes. Is this normal? I've updated two laptops, one Windows 7 Home and one Windows 8 and it didn't take nearly this long. I'm afraid I'm stuck in some kind of loop. I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything.



Well, please disregard. It finally started installing.

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Hate to beat a dead horse here but having some very similar update issues as others have recently reported.

I actually installed the base HP version. Win updates worked fine until I got to SP1. That installed fine, rebooted, but then there was (1) update indicating Win Update needed to be updated before it could continue updates (LOL). Once I did that, now it just sits there forever "Checking for Updates".

Self-troubleshooting I've done so far but to no avail:
1) CCleaner cleaned up & Disk cleanup under safe mode (new install, not much to clean up)
2) Reset Update following this instruction: Windows Update - Reset
3) System restored to the earliest restore point. But that just gets me back to "Checking for Updates".
4) Tried to manually install KB3087039 from this thread: windows 7 sp1 update stuck at "checking for updates"

I guess I will let it continue checking (been going for about 1 hr now) but wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

I've purchased a refurbished Dell notebook that has Windows 7 home Prem. Have had it for a few months and everything works great. However it has never been able to do a Windows update. Been trying to get the update to work on and off since I bought it. It's a valid Windows install and has a registered product code.

I mention that because it is compatible for a free Windows 10 upgrade. (it's a notebook that can be used as a tablet and I really like how Windows 10 works on my other PCs).

I have been trying to get the regular windows 7 update to work so I can start off with an up to date 7 to 10 upgrade. I've tried everything ... with no success.

BTW, the update history shows only two MS file updates .. and when I start the update process the first screen says "Most recent updates .. Never Updates were installed .. Never.

And it continues in a "Checking for Updates" mode ... (I've even left it overnight) ... It's not frozen and the activity bar is moving .. Network activity is zero .. and I'm using 50 percent of my memory (with nothing else running) So I can not update my OS ..

On a whim I tried the MS windows 10 upgrade. (I've done it on a couple of other computers without issues). The upgrade goes smoothly and quickly and get all way to the last point where it checks for any OS updates ... and then sits there ... not frozen .. running ... and doing nothing. So at that point I find I can not cancel or go back and my only option is... Read more

Answer:Win 7 update "checking for updates" stuck

I do it by integrating updates into install.wim before installing.

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For a while now I've been struggling with freshly installed Windows 7 machines taking a whole day just to "check for updates".

Has anyone found a solution for this?

This is for Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. 

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So I have a Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) disc, which includes service pack 1.

I did a custom install, repartitioned and formatted my hard drive before installing this Win 7 Pro OS.
The install appeared to go well -- my graphics driver installed automatically, although I had to manually put in sound driver, wireless network card worked without me even putting in a network card driver.
But! The Windows update doesn't work.

If I recall, the first time Windows detected a huge number updates, It said I had something like 219 of them. At that time, I didn't get an error message. It just said: "Downloading...0% 0 kb." It was stuck there forever.

So I tried some random solutions I read about on the web. There was a fixit tool I downloaded, no dice. There was an upgrade troubleshooter I tried next. Then CCleaner. Now I'm getting a different flavor of the problem -- it goes to "Checking for updates..." and nothing appears to be happening. Rebooting doesn't appear to do anything. Shutting off my AV (Webroot) doesn't appear to do anything either...

Out of frustration, I even tried upgrading to Windows 10. That process seemed to begin OK, but even that had it's own "Checking for updates" part of the installation process -- and it hanged there.

Any ideas? At this point, I'm not adverse to reinstalling Windows 7 from scratch, since the computer is basically empty at this point anyway.

Here's my specs:

Tech S... Read more

Answer:Win7 is "Checking for Updates..." forever.

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When a program crashes and you try to close it you might be presented with a dialogue that claims "Windows is checking for a solution to the problem". Is there a single documented case of Windows finding and returning to the user a solution to any problem whatsoever? In my years of experience the dialogue wastes time and accomplishes nothing. If it really is doing something, why can't it do that in the background whilst the user gets on with restarting their program?

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When a program crashes and you try to close it you might be presented with a dialogue that claims "Windows is checking for a solution to the problem". Is there a single documented case of Windows finding and returning to the user a solution to any problem whatsoever? In my years of experience the dialogue wastes time and accomplishes nothing. If it really is doing something, why can't it do that in the background whilst the user gets on with restarting their program?

Answer:"Windows is checking for a solution to the problem" - Is this a lie?

Yes. I've had it discover solutions to common problems in the past. For instance, when I tried to install the Cisco VPN software that didn't work with Windows 8, it came up with a dialog to "fix" the problem, and It did.

Most problems you're likely to have, however, are not common enough that such a fix would exist in their database, so it's unsurprising you've never seen on.

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I have two PCs, Dell laptop and desktop, both with windows 7 sp1 and both with the same problem. I've read other post and followed the instructions and nothing helps. Downloaded SURT but it wasn't applicable for my computer. I've stopped the update services, switched to manual and all updates I've been told to download are already on the computer. I tried booting in safe mode, but couldn't see how to check for updates from safe mode. Neither PC is used for internet surfing so if I have to live with it I can, but it's sort of bugging me and I'd like to fix it.

Answer:Stuck in "checking for updates"

I don't know what else you followed but

Follow these instructions exactly.
First, set Windows Updates to never check for Updates.
Next restart your computer, then install KB3020369, if not installed.
Then install KB3172605.

Windows updates should return to normal. You can then reset your updates to automatically check for updates if desired

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605

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This is an Acer netbook that I just installed a SSD into. Windows 7 64bit is activated.
After install I tried to get the latest updates and it just sits there checking, left it alone for an hour. I don't get any error messages at all. Ran SURT (It also searches for updates and gets stuck). I've also tried the fixes that I've seen here: Windows Update - Reset[3]=Windows Updates

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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??

PROBLEM:

When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...
 

Answer:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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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.

Answer: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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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...

Answer: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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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

Answer: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?

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

This tutorial needs to be completed.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

Answer:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

Answer:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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It's been a month since my laptop gone wrong. All programs doesn't run properly, and stop working many times. Media Player, Office, Internet explorer, all stop working frequently, and I have to wait ten second until five minutes to continue my work.

Two days ago I noticed that when I downloaded windows update, the updates wasn't saved in OS folder like it used to be. New folders named like "1ee10074..." appeared in my hard disk. I realized that the problems begin when I found new folder like this in my hard disk, and now the problems is getting worst after updates. I thought my "OS" was full, but the indicator say "11.8 GB free of 58.5 GB".

I can't delete or move the folder without permission, and try to copy them to "OS". Now each time I open a file, two windows are opened, one is my opened file and the other is blank window.

I don't have enough knowledge about computer. Can anyone help me, please?

Answer:How to fix "not responding" problem in all programs and "lost updates"

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

That temp file that you mentioned, is it in the root of the system drive?
In other words is it located here: C:\1ee10074....

If that is where it is, then it could be from a .NET update. They do not always remove that randomly named folder. Don't delete it just yet, go inside of it (say continue to the permissions security pop ups). If you find several folders with 4 numbers for the name, then it is probably from an update. Those numbered folders are for different languages. You can delete the folder if you want or just leave it. The folder is not the cause of your problems.

Try a scan with this:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...fender-offline

Then try this:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 10

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Hello - would anyone have any assistance or info on update error code #80070002 ? - keeping most of my auto windows 7 updates blocked or 'failed'. - Would like to see more of my windows 7 updates be 'successful'.
Also (upon my restarts and shutdowns), my 'Widows Configuration' advances to ONLY 30%, instead of 100 percent??
Thanks! - from alskalsk11 

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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My friend's computer seemingly got a virus, since it sent an email to somebody in her email list, on its own. She asked me to take a look.

She had a virus checker, but it had never been updated. So I installed "AVGfree" and ran that. It found a "trojan horse" virus as well as some other stuff that it said should be removed, so I did. I then ran "ccleaner" and it suggested to remove a TON of crap, like 500mb worth of files (she installs dumb stuff on her computer all the time). I removed these files. Then I ran "spybot" and it removed some stuff. I then defragged, which it needed.

So here I am, feeling like a hero, but then I reboot and there's a message saying that "lsass.exe" cannot be found. I cancel this message, and then there's another message saying that "ipwins.dll" cannot be found.

I tell her to just ignore these messages until I figure it out, but then she informs me today that she cannot access her email account on her computer. So I've gotta figure out how to fix this.

Any advice?? Thanks.

Answer:After virus checking and cleaning, "lsass.exe" and "ipwins.dll" missing

She could try the system file checker : tell her to prepare her XP CD (she'll need it if it asks to replace the missing files), then she will have to go to start => run, and type "sfc /scannow".

If that fails, she can perform a repair install if she has an OEM, retail or upgrade XP CD (recovery CD's cant' do that). She will have to boot on the cd, thus she needs first to change the boot order in the bios to CD-rom first. Then, when XP setup loads, choose the option "To setup Windows XP now" (not the one about recovery console). On the next screen (after the licence agreement) she should be given the option to repair her current xp installation by typing R.

Once that's done, if the CD wasn't a SP2 version, first thing is to go to windows update to reinstall XP SP2 and all updates she could have done since. Don't surf on the internet before any antivirus and firewall (either windows or another) is enabled.

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I'm trying under "Windows Update" to click on "check for updates" however when I do that I get message
"windows update cannot currently check for updates, because updates on this computer are controlled by your system administrator"
I am the admin on the PC however this PC points to a In-office "WSUS server" to normally get its update
Is there a work around to this that I could add to my local group policy or registry?
I have been under Group Policy Object Editor -->Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates -->
Windows Components --> Windows Update
but seen nothing that would allow to override this error
Any suggestion(s) would be most appreciated
JMurphNE

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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When trying to use Windows Update, the updates download successfully but fail to install. The following message appears: "Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed." I have turned my antivirus software off, I have tried updating manually, I have tried updating one at a time. Nothing seems to work. I now have a backlog of 13 updates that I'm supposed to install. Can anyone please help? THANKS!

Answer:Windows Update: "problem on your computer is preventing updates from being installed"

Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking" (restart while tapping F8 repeatedly) and see if you can install the updates. This should work.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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"Repaired" Windows and now updates "fail"

I've tried all at once, one at a time, turned of firewall, what next?
 

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Hi,
for some strange reason I can't seem to check the "Show hidden files and folders" option, every time I do so it reverts back to "Do not show hidden files and folders".

Has anyone had the same problem. This feels so stupid. Please help me. Thanks.
 

Answer:Checking the "Show hidden files and folders" option in Windows XP

Hi and welcome, are you applying the change? Not just X'ing out and closing the box?
 

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Essentially what the title says: I was trying to fix my brother's computer because I kept getting a website redirect and I know something's wrong with his computer. I ran Malwarebyte's, Ccleaner, and AVG and they didn't catch anything. I came here after googling and seeing some advice to another person with the redirect issue, and did the run: msconfig: checked the safemode box in the BOOT tab. So I restarted his computer (it's running XP) and kept trying to restart in safe mode but it kept taking me back to the screen that gives the option to start in safe mode or normal. No matter which mode I chose, it kept coming BACK to that screen so I finally just manually shut it down. HELP! This sucks!
 

Answer:Can't start windows after checking the "safe mode" box in the run command

Welcome to TSG!

You'll have to manually edit the boot.ini file.
See post 4 in this thread:
XP Safe mode loop
 

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I was trying to get windows 10 after launch day so I started by trying to reserve it which was annoying because I had to download the updates KB3035583 and KB2952664 on my Dell Inspiron N5010 with the standalone update installer and to get the button visible I had to run a command on command prompt and upon opening I immediately reserved my upgrade however the app says "This report is currently unavailable" when I was checking for any compatibility issues if any. Does this mean my laptop can't run the update? It would surprise me because I think it meets the specifications (Windows 7 SP1, 4GB of RAM, 500GB Hard drive, Intel Core i3). Please help!! :(

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Hey there! Been having some trouble installing windows 7 and need some assistance.
I recently downloaded windows 7 from my MSDNAA e-academy. When it finishes downloading and starts unpacking, at the very beginning the progress bar is stuck on the very first bar of "checking file CRC"
I've downloaded it twice now and got the same thing both times.

Answer:Windows 7 Pro x64 install stuck on "checking file CRC"

how long did you wait for "checking crc"? what are your system specs?

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Hi everybody. I have a problem with Windows Update. It just permanently hangs on the message, "Checking for the latest updates for your computer . . ." I'm not sure what to do about this.

I've tried a few things, and they haven't worked. so any help would be very welcome.

I have checked the settings on the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) and I also checked the Automatic Updates service. It doesn't appear that anything is wrong with these or the settings are off. I deleted the catroot2 folder in system32, but that didn't fix it either. (I made a backup. No worries.)

I'm using Windows XP with SP2 installed. I have Internet Explorer 7 installed, and all the windows update sites are added in the trusted websites list.

So, what do I do?

---------------------------------------

Okay, I think this was fixed after I installed Windows Genuine Advantage tools. hmm....
 

Answer:Windows Update Hangs - Stuck "Checking"

I too experienced this problem. After contacting tech support for Windows Update they gave me several things to try. Then the problem progressed to offering the high priority updates which I said to download and install. Well the update process froze at "Preparing to Download". Then I made a further discovery that if I let the download process run for 10 to 15 minutes and then abort it with the Task Manager and then return to Windows Update, and select "Custom" the updates had downloaded and were ready to install.

Through such convoluted actions I was finally able to bring my system up to date.

BTW, during this time Automatic Updates never offered an update.
 

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Hi,
Why do we get the option "Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them" on the logon screen? Need to remove this option but without altering the update functionality. We are using SCCM for windows update.
Can you help how to remove it by GPO or any other option for large scale systems (5000+). At present the user cannot install the updates as it has been restricted. Attached the screen shot also.

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  I have a brand new installation of Widows 7 sp1 (literally nothing else has been installed since the OS from disc)  on a Dell Latitude D630 (older laptop).   I'm having a curious problem that Windows update is not completing
the "Checking for Updates" step. It just sits and spins for hours. I have a good network connection to the internet, and other machines here are successfully updating.  I've tried rebooting a starting in safe mode.  Also , I have tried
the "Fixit" Here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/troubleshoot-problems-installing-updates#1TC=windows-7
 and also Windows6.1-KB3102810-x64.msu, but that also stalled at "Checking for installed updates."
  I've done many installs and while I've seen Windows update take a while, never anything like this!  Any suggestions appreciated.


 

James A. Helfer | COMPUTER SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR WTW ARCHITECTS | PITTSBURGH PA

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I see that many people have problems with windows updates.
I have NEVER had problems until now.

I run Windows 98 and have had problems with my IE browser
over the last 2 weeks (tried to "repair" it, uninstalled
and reinstalled, etc.) so have also downloaded Netscape. I
only go to windows update site with Explorer though. I exit
out of Zone Alarm and Web Washer (although I never needed
to in the past), my security is set on medium and I can't
figure out what else to do.

PROBLEM: It stays stuck on "Checking for the latest version
of the windows update software..." for a good 5-10 minutes
if I let it stay there that long. I also refresh the page
but that doesn't matter.

The windows update log says:
2004-02-21 22:00:52 03:00:52 Success IUCTL
Checking to see if new version of Windows Update software
available
2004-02-21 22:00:53 03:00:53 Success IUENGINE
Starting
2004-02-21 22:00:56 03:00:56 Success IUENGINE
Determining machine configuration
2004-02-21 22:01:03 03:01:03 Success IUENGINE
Querying software update catalog from
https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp
2004-02-21 22:01:09 03:01:09 Success IUENGINE
Querying software update catalog from
https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp
2004-02-21 22:02:09 03:02:09 Success IUENGINE
Querying software update catalog from
https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp
2004-02-21 22:02:23 03:... Read more

Answer:INFINITY "checking for windows update"

Try emptying your IE cache. Tools --> Internet options --> Delete files... --> Delete all offline content. That will force it to delete the version of Windows Update that it has and download the newest version.
 

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The title pretty much says it all. I stopped receiving automated downloads of Windows 7 updates in Dec 2016 (even though my system is checked for receiving automated updates). I went to Windows Catalog and found updates released after Dec 2016, downloaded
them, and when I try to install, the infamous "searching for updates on this computer" pops up and does nothing. I can't even cancel it. I have to right-click on the program line at the bottom of the screen and exit it that way.

Any suggestions as to how to proceed?

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I'm clean installing Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit on some Dell Vostro 3560 laptops, after installing the drivers I run Windows Update, it detects 200+ critical updates, downloads them and nearly installs them all before I get "Failure To Install
Windows Updates - Rolling Back Windows Updates" and they roll back.
It's been two years or so since I've clean installed Windows 7, is there some prerequisite that's required now that I'm missing?

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hello,
First let me tell you about my system.   This is an Inspiron
E1705/9400 laptop with the T7400 Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.16
GHZ.   It has 2 GB of RAM and a brand new 500GB Hitachi Travelstar hard
drive (7200 RPM).   It also has the GeForce Go 7900 GS video card.   
It previously had Windows XP Professional (32 bit) and worked fine.  
But, I have three computers in my home and home office and would like
them all to work better together on my wired home network, so I am
upgrading all three to Windows 7.   My two desktops (one is Dimension
XPS 420 and the other is Dimension XPS 430) seem like they will be no
problem to upgrade to Windows 7.   But, this laptop was not listed on
Dell's Windows 7 Compatibility List.   However, the Windows 7 Upgrade
Advisor that I downloaded and ran seemed to say that it was OK to do a
clean install of 32 bit Windows 7 and it only had a few minor concerns,
where it said to check for updated drivers from the manufacturer.   The
laptop originally came with a 100GB hard drive.   For my use, that is
getting very small, so I decided to get the same exact 7200 RPM drive
in the 500 GB size.   This will allow me to do a clean install of the
32 bit Windows 7 OS on the new hard drive and not have to wipe the old
drive to do it.   I can just hold onto the old HD and stick it back in
whenever I might ... Read more

Answer:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!

Roger

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I couldn't find such tweak.. This is a major issue to me. I need the "Favorites" pane back where i can drop whatever i want. I use that daily! I can't stay on 10 without it. Also, about updates, i saw there are tweaks to stop forced updates but then how is it? Do you get to choose what you want, one by one, like in the previous Windows? Please tell me, thanks!

Answer:Can i get back "Favorites" in place of "Quick access"? And updates..

You still have "Favorites"...just right click a folder or file and click "Pin to Quick Access".

If you don't want your recently used files and folders to appear there, uncheck the respective check boxes in Folder Options (it's under privacy).

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Hello,

I had Windows Update automatic checking for updates disabled, (with the necessary services for Windows update enabled). The last update was sometime back in February of 2016.

After manually activating Windows Update Windows Update was still running after 30 minutes. I then quit Windows Update and was going to wait till a later time to activate again.

However, after running some system cleaners I tried to activate Windows Update which produced an error message. IIRC the error message indicated a program and parameter was required to run Windows Update.

Current Windows Vista WindowsUpdateagent Version is 7.6.7600.256 (Vista x64).

Quite a while back I manually fixed Windows Update after it stopped working and has been working correctly up to now.

This time instead of a manual fix I tried to use MS fix-it program, However MS's current link to download the Fix-it program is not an exe file but a .cab file, uncertain why MS currently has a link to a .cab file instead of an .exe file?

Anyway instead of attempting a manual fix I found a MS windows update agent installation for Vista 64-Bit. After re-installation using the Windows Vista x64, windowsupdate exe file version 3.7.xxx Windows Update now displays a window with options stating that "Windows is up to date". "There are no updates available for your computer"

If I select "Check for Updates" Windows Update continually runs for over 30 mins without any results.

I was thinking of a... Read more

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Hi all,

Working on an older Dell laptop for a friend (1.8ghz single-core, 1.5GB RAM) and cannot seem to get Windows Update to work...it will take hours to "check for updates" and then find some. I select the ones I want, install them, it claims they are "successful" and that the computer requires a restart. I restart to find they fail as the computer is restarting and that they continue failing as the computer comes back up after reboot.

I then check for updates again and get the same issue. It seems to install one or two updates each time, but the rest seem to fail (I know this as the owner has dial-up [I know, right? 0_o] and upon this last failure cycle, I now see the Win10 "reserve your copy" panel under Windows Update which was never there before.)

I've tried a few things in a few other threads including installing the December Windows Update update patch manually and I am still getting this issue...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I think the "updates freezing" issue has come up in another thread and apologies if it has, but I can't find it momentarily.

The screen shots show what I've been looking at for two days now. Obviously something is amiss with Automatic Update but I dunno what, or what to do about it.

Any advice, help????

Mods, please feel free to move me to the other thread I suspect exists.

Cheers

ausgumbie

Answer:Windows Updates - Stuck on "Downloading updates 37%" for 2 days!

G'day mate!

Have a look here.

Windows Update stuck downloading updates in Windows 10

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I think the "updates freezing" issue has come up in another thread and apologies if it has, but I can't find it momentarily.

The screen shots show what I've been looking at for two days now. Obviously something is amiss with Automatic Update but I dunno what, or what to do about it.

Any advice, help????

Mods, please feel free to move me to the other thread I suspect exists.

Cheers

ausgumbie

Answer:Windows Updates - Stuck on "Downloading updates 37%" for 2 days!

G'day mate!

Have a look here.

Windows Update stuck downloading updates in Windows 10

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Note: I can't take any screen shots because my problematic laptop won't even start up fully.

So as a bit of background, my 6-year-old Toshiba A505-S6005 laptop battery has been horrible for ages (as in my laptop MUST be plugged in at all times or else it will immediately spontaneously turn off without a proper shut-down. It also spontaneously turns off it it overheats or starts working too hard or something), so I don't use it very much - but it's where I keep all my music and movies, and I've been gradually transferring these files to other devices, which is why I still use it occasionally...

Anyway, 2 nights ago, I downloaded and installed updates, and after taking a while to install updates, it stayed on the "shutting down..." screen for a long time... And when I woke up the next morning, it was STILL on the "shutting down" screen - and it had been 8 hours by that point (I was actually very surprised that it hadn't spontaneously turned off overnight). So I did a force-turn-off because I thought it would start up ok.

Today, I turned on the computer figuring it would boot up ok. So we get to the start-up screen - it even spends a mere split second on the usual improper-shut-down-how-would-you-like-to-start-up screen (it usually spends 30 seconds on that screen) and it goes through "configuring updates," and this took a while, and then it went back to the "shutting down..." screen. And it was stuck there for about 20 minutes be... Read more

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Ok heres the deal.
I crashed my system and have done a clean install. I couldn't find my winxp pro disk so I barrowed my friends. His has SP2 on it. I then found out after installing it, that it wouldn't work with my product key. So i had to go searching for my disk. Thankfully I found it, and did a windows repair to reinstall the system with the new disk.
My disk didn't have SP2 on it.

So I go to windows update to do updates and it trys to install like 80 something updates and everytime it comes back with ": A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed "

I have a feeling that it thinks SP2 is on my system. is there a way to resolve this without having to do another clean install?

John

Answer:"A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed"

Hello and Welcome to TSF


Why wouldn't it work with your product key?
It is better to install with SP2 incorporated onto the cd, saves a lot of time. SP2 should have been eliminated while performing the repair install.

You could try the following but you need SP2 installed before installing the updates, the site should have recognized it was not installed. If the following does not help then I suggest you Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD and do a clean install using the proper software


Try re-registering the windows update components. This may help fix a corrupt installer


1. Click on Start and Run,
2. Type "REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.
3. Should get the message "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" Click OK.
4. Repeat above for each of the following:

REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL

5. Reboot

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Hi there,
Can someone please help to shed some light on this, or possibly fix this issue?
I've been trying for ages to get my parents computer to download and install updates.
It's running 7 Home Premium 64 bit with SP1.
The Windows Update page shows that Windows could not search for updates, which resulted in the error 8007370B
The link on that page to get help for this error has no results.
The system update readiness tool failed to fix the issue
sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt results in the error message
Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.
I also tried to force WSUS offline updates, but ended up having to remove the temp admin account and cancel the updates when that failed.

log files attached:
Attachment 362134

Answer:Failed updates "WindowsUpdate_8007370B" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

Your first run of CheckSUR found a fair number of errors, and managed to fix them, mostly - but to remain until now...

Code:
Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 _isdel.exe wow64_microsoft-windows-i..llshield-wow64-main_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_ca61f601a4548b8e
(f) CSI Corrupt Identity 0xC0150017 c64c420f5864b56f41d74a09d3a4941a, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.18283, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versyo~Scope=NonSxS c64c420f586..a09d3a4941a_31bf3856ad364e35_6>1.7601.18283_b5294749e54eed83 Bad identity

I need to have a look at your COMPONENTS registry hive

Please copy the C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS file (no extension) to your desktop and then compress it - upload the compressed file to your favoured fileshare site (preferably Dropbox or OneDrive) and post a link.

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"";"C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI";"Object is white-listed (critical/system file that should not be removed)"

There are a lot of other trojan horse walkthroughs, if someone can point in the right direction more specific to my horse droppings... :cry

Brand new computer... and AV wasnt the first thing to get downloaded... doh!
 

Answer:C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI"";"Object is

Re: C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI"";"Object i

Welcome to MajorGeeks, thernbear

Delete items using RogueKiller.

Double-click RogueKiller.exe to run. (Vista/7 right-click and select Run as Administrator)
When it opens, press the Scan button
Now press the Delete button.
When it is finished, there will be a log on your desktop called: RKreport[3].txt
Attach RKreport[3].txt to your next message. (How to attach)

__

- Rescan with HitmanPro, when it finds services.exe - Virus, allow it to Replace by clicking the down arrow next to the detection and choosing Replace.
If Desktop.ini - Trojan if detected again, you can allow HitmanPro to Delete this but Ignore any other detections from the time being.
Afterwards, click the Next button.
HitmanPro may want to reboot the PC in order for the changes to take affect, please do so.

__

Once you are back in Windows, run another scan with HitmanPro and then attach the latest hitmanpro.zip log. (How to attach)

__

Completely delete these two folders manually using Windows Explorer:
c:\windows\installer\{0f7e99ff-f00f-32b4-d531-ecd74ed08177}
c:\users\#2\appdata\local\{0f7e99ff-f00f-32b4-d531-ecd74ed08177}

Let me know if you were successful or not.
 

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Hi,

I have a problem in fixing "stuck" updates on windows 7





As you can see,

1) Every time I shut the windows, it says it's configuring and installing updates.
When I run windows again and want to shut it down, I enter the loop again !!

2) You can see that I have 3 updates for a 1 update, and the description of the 3 updates are the same

When I update and restart windows, I say to myself it will install this updates and I will not find them again when I update the windows as they are already installed

I was a liar and they still exist even after updating as I said

How can I solve this infinity loop !!

Answer:Problem in fixing "stuck" updates

Hello Hesham3del and welcome to Seven Forums.

Something that's worked for me in the past is to change the settings for Windows Updates. Instead of "Install updates automatically (recommended)" change it to "Never install updates (not recommended)".

Windows Update Settings - Change

Reboot your computer for the change to take effect and manually check for updates. Start with the Important .NET Framework updates but install only one at a time. If it installs, reboot and install the second one, reboot, install the third, reboot. You can now start on the Optional updates. Select just a few at a time (perhaps 3 but no more than 5.) Keep track of the KB numbers.

Install the first group, reboot, make sure your computer is working properly. If it is, install the next group, reboot, check the computer. If the computer starts having issues you'll know exactly which group of updates caused the problem. Uninstall all of the updates in that group then reinstall one at a time rebooting after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know which update is causing the problem. Ignore that update until the end.

If the above doesn't get the updates installed you could try running the Microsoft Fixit Troubleshooter. After running use the same install procedure as above (one at a time for .NET Framework, just a few at a time for optional updates.)

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

And if that doesn't work try the ... Read more

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"A problem caused [name of program] to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." But no solution shows. I have been using the same HP Pavilion tx1000 for a year and a half with no software or compatibility issues. I run Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 - 32 bit. Slowly this message began to appear with every microsoft program I opened and then started to spread to non microsoft programs. I tried reinstalling the programs, doing a system restore to the oldest restore point I could, I also tried uninstalling any window updates that were installed right before my problems. I have read some strings that indicate it may be a compatibility issue between the service pack 1 and vista but the service pack came with the computer and it has been working fine until recently. I am at loss what to try next. Has anyone using Vista Home Home Premium experience anything like this!!!
 

Answer:Windows Error Message "{Name of Program} has stopped working" "A Problem caused ...

hi and welcome the first thing to do is run your anti virus and malware progs this will check for issues there and hopefully rule it out the next thing to try is sfc/scnw http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html its a how to and also try this http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html this will check for other problems in both your files and your hard drive
 

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Hello all,
I own an Asus laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 and, after downloading & installing recent Windows updates (20th of September 2014, if memory serves me correctly), I am unable to access desktop because system freezes at boot sequence returning me this error: "Secure Boot Violation. Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot Policy in Setup" printed inside a small red box.

After googling around, someone suggested to disable "Secure Boot" from BIOS and enable "Launch CSM". I performed such operations but I got no results (BIOS menu automatically appears after every reboot). Someone else suggested to change boot sequence and start system from a Recovery CD but I got no CD supplied with my laptop as Asus stopped providing CDs from very long time AFAIK.

I am quite sure problem relies on Windows Updates because I used this Laptop very little times and no p2p or hacked programs are installed. In addition to that, as far as I read, it seems other Win users experienced the same issue after installing WinUpdates but they have different BIOS so is not easy for me to understand my BIOS accordingly to what they do in their own BIOS in order to solve issue.

What annoys me most is that I bought this Laptop in July 2014 and, just three months later, it got freezes because of official Windows Updates and not because of bad behaviour of user.

Thank you all for reading.
I appreciate your help very much.

Answer:"Secure Boot Violation" error after recent Windows Updates

Turn off Secure Boot, but do not enable CSM.

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Hello!

Does anyone know how to enable details of registry updates after a Windows 7 update reboot?

On one computer, the registry updates are shown under the Windows boot logo like "Applying update XXXXX of YYYYY" followed by the registry key. On another nothing is shown...

I cannot figure out if this is a BIOS setting or something set in Windows.

Thanks,
S?ren

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hi,
I noticed that when some Windows Updates arrive the list in "Select updates to install" is blank! See the attached screenshot. What to do?
After system restart the list comes back but after next Updates it vanished.
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit, SP1

Answer:blank list in "Select updates to install" Windows Update

Install SP2 standalone version and all hotfixes.If it don't help
observe your system for a while on clean boot How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering with a game or a program that you currently use

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Doing a fresh oem win7 sp1 pro x64 install. After initial setup allowed Windows update to do It's thing (146 updates). Upon reboot I get the message "failure configuring windows updates" Have read extensively re. this issue but, unfortunately, have not found a definitive resolution.

System is dm1-z 4000 CTO (amd 450 apu, 8 GB ram) new hdd. Initially, had installed a new ssd but got the same thing. Thinking that it might be an issue with it, switched to a wd black 500 GB hdd. Same results.

Any ideas?

Answer:Fresh Win7 Install "Failure Configuring Windows Updates"

Hello and welcome Greywolf mate I don't know what the others think but as a general rule I usually do the initial updates in smaller batches.

Have a look at this anyway https://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358

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i noticed that recently i haven't been getting my regular windows updates and now when i click on windows update via the control panel, it takes several minutes to load and then when it finally does, it comes up with a red x and the quote above in the
title. I tried opening windows defender as well and it said that it was turned off. i click turn on and it gives me a timeout error after about 2 minutes: 0x800705b4. One thing to note is that i recently got a virus on my computer about 2 weeks ago. According
to AVG it is gone but i have my doubts. i manually downloaded the Microsoft security essential definitions too because it wasn't updating for use and it is now working. The scan is currently in progress but i don't think ill find anything because i did the
same thing with AVG. I tried multiple things from threads like restarting the services and such but to no avail. Please help me, i'm desperate for a windows update. Ill provide any system information that is required for the solution.

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