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Windows update stuck at "Checking for Updates" for the last 2 days

Question: Windows update stuck at "Checking for Updates" for the last 2 days

System: Dell Inspiron 14 Laptop model 3451 - Edition: Windows 8.1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM.We have received this laptop in our church as a donation. I did a factory default restore from the recovery media (external USB drive).
The system is up and running, but I cannot do any of the Windows updates.
It is still a no-go after various fix attempts including: using the Windows update troubleshooter which "fixed" problems, but no windows updates are being downloaded..., Also used these steps to stop the services wuauserv, cryptSvc, bits, msiserver, renaming C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old, renaming C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old, restart the services wuauserv, cryptSvc, bits and msiserver. I have also done a clean boot through msconfig (on services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, hide all Microsoft services check box, and Disable all other services) - (Disabled each Task Manager startup item) (this means all antivirus soft, firewall are disabled + any non-Microsoft drivers), but still the "Windows Update" screen is stuck at "Checking for updates". Some forums mentioned this might be due to the system using Wi-Fi to download the Windows Updates: as the laptop is not equipped with an Ethernet port, I used a StartTech USB-to-Ethernet adapter to connect to my router for Internet access from the laptop.
Still no-go!
The "Windows Update screen shows "Never" for both "Most recent check for updates' and "Updates were installed". The C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download is empty.
From the screen "Control Panel" / "All Control Pane Items" / "Windows Update", when I click on "Installed Updates", its screen shows 93 Microsoft Windows Updates installed from November 20, 2014 to July 3, 2015 (that are most likely part of the factory image).
Maybe there are no new updates to download???
My router indicates no traffic from the laptop, so it's not even communicating with Microsoft windows update repository.
Is there anything that I missed? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi
I'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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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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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, 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,
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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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:


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

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

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

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

I'm using Windows 8.1

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

Temporarily disable your antivirus program if it helps.

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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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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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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 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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The latest Windows 10 Insider update has my laptop stuck at "Working on Updates 78%" for several days and nothing more. When I shut it down (power button) it restores the previous version and will then just get stuck again when it tries to apply the Updates the next night.
Machine has 1Tb hybrid drive, 12 gig RAM, i5
Any assistance would be appreciated as yhe laptop is now out of commission for 4 days.

Answer:Update stuck at "Working on Updates 78%" for several days already

Hi Welcome to Windows Central. Your issue is well discussed on this link here on the forum. Give it a look. If you need more help, please join the forum!http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...s-service.htmlhttp://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...community.html

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The latest Windows 10 Insider update has my laptop stuck at "Working on Updates 78%" for several days and nothing more. When I shut it down (power button) it restores the previous version and will then just get stuck again when it tries to apply the Updates the next night.
Machine has 1Tb hybrid drive, 12 gig RAM, i5
Any assistance would be appreciated as yhe laptop is now out of commission for 4 days.

Answer:Update stuck at "Working on Updates 78%" for several days already

Hi Welcome to Windows Central. Your issue is well discussed on this link here on the forum. Give it a look. If you need more help, please join the forum! Windows as a service....: Join the Windows Central Community!

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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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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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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 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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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I am looking for a script to disable the annoying Windows Update notification.
For a single PC I can go ahead and turn the message off in the Action Center.
Any help with registry edit?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To whomever can help:

I was given a computer for my daughter. It was JUST installed with Windows 7 home Premium sp1 when we got it. When I have tried to check for updates, it gets stuck- even if I leave it for hours & hours, it still continues to "check for updates" (& I have very fast internet). I have ran microsofts windows update troubleshooter, but it still does the same thing. Please help.

Thank you for your time & assistance.


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

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Hello Sevenforums.

I have a Lenovo Z500 laptop which i got with windows 8 on it. Later i upgraded it to windows 10, but the performance seemed to be lacking after i updated. I therefore installed windows 7 ultimate SP1 on it, after i formated all the drives.
The installation went smoothly, though the drivers for several components like WAN and LAN had to be installed from a USB.

I then decided to run windows updates, but it dosn't get further than "searching for updates".
I read in another thread that the windowsupdate.txt might have some information to what is going on, but I do not know how to identify the problem from the data.

Also, when i tried to zip the windowsupdate.txt file, it said the drive was writing protected, and that i didnt have permission to create the .zip file, even though i am administrator.

I have attached a zip of the file, hopefully someone can help me resolve this problem, as I use this laptop for my edducation.

Regards,
FedtetLyn

Answer:Windows update stuck "Searching for updates"

See this post:
Windows Update Hangs on checking for updates

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 

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

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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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I recently (one week ago) made myself a dual-boot to Windows Vista SP2. I installed everything I needed and set the Windows updates to Automatically install updates. When I needed to make a video smaller (no need to talk about this in this thread) on Handbrake it said I needed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. I was surprised to see that. I went to see what Windows updates does and it wasn't checking for updates, as I set it to do. I started the check myself. I left it like that 30 minutes. When I closed my game, it was in the same state: checking for updates. So, I went to my .NET Framework 4 installer and, after 15 minutes, it gave an error: another installer is running. There were no installers, besides Windows update. So, I closed its process and let the installer run. After 15 minutes, it gave me an error (I don't remember the name of the error, I'll post it ASAP). So, I started researching, tried everything (MS FIXIT 50202, reset windows update history, reregister windows update components which gave me error 1060 and error 5 - error 5 is after trying MS FIXIT). I tried to "force" the .NET Framework 4 install by installing it step-by-step: 1.1  1.1 SP1  3.5  4. No succes. I AT LEAST need to install that .Net Framwork somehow. And the most interesting part is that my antivirus doesn't say that my OS is not up-to-date . SPECS: 6GB RAMAMD Athlon ll X4 750K 3.2-4.0 GHzAMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3

Answer:Windows update stuck at Checking for updates and can't install updates manually

Now it doesn't even give the error anymore. It just sits there and fake-installing .Net Framework.

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

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

Hi antoniu200:
 
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
 
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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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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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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  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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Why is Windows Update stuck on checking for updates?

Answer:Windows Update Stuck On Checking For Updates

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

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

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Dear all,

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

Thank you in advance!

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Dear all,

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

Thank you in advance!

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

Answer:windows 7 update stuck at checking for updates

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

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

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

Thanks.

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

Answer:Windows update getting stuck on checking for updates

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

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

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

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

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

I tried the steps detailed in this thread...

Windows Update - Reset

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Update stuck at Checking for updates?

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

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

Regards, K Suresh

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

John

Answer:Windows Update stuck at checking for updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you-

Answer:Windows Update stuck at checking for updates

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

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

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

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After I installed Windows 8 I started having the "0 KB Total, 0% Downloaded" issue while attempting to update, sometimes it does work, but most of the time it doesn't

Answer:Windows Updates stuck at "0 KB Total, 0% Downloaded"

Is Windows Modules Installer set to Manual ?

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I installed an ocz vertex 4 ssd (256g model) into my msi gt70 laptop. A product key came with the laptop, and I've burned windows 7 to a disc. I made sure the ssd has priority in the BIOS too.

When I start up the installation, it gets to the "Installing updates" step, but doesn't progress any further, the laptop is effectively frozen on that step. I've tried re-installing a couple times now and it continues to get stuck on "Installing updates".

Do I need an active internet connection for this step by any chance?

Answer:Windows 7 64B installation stuck on "Installing updates"

Hello angrychair, welcome to Seven Forums!

You do not need 'active' internet to install.

Study the information and steps outlined in the tutorials linked below to sort through each in-turn and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

If the installer is one you acquired perhaps the ISO file is bad and another will work; or if you burned it to DVD, another burn is needed, use ImgBurn at no greater than x4 speed with a verify. ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
If the PC is capable, add the installation files to a USB stick and boot that for the install. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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You all have been invaluable to me in the past, so hopefully you can help now. All of a sudden my machine has the SLOWEST bootup. It stays at "checking NVRAM" for over a minute, does a long beep and eventually gets to the "choose user" login box (by the way, how do I get rid of that?)

Here's my HJT log. Can you help? I ran CWSHredder and everything was clean.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 9:37:46 PM, on 5/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\ACSD.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\windows\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\System32\RunDll32.exe
C:\windows\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\printray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\ACMonitor_X73.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\AcBtnMgr_X73.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
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Hey everybody! 
 
I'm in the process of overhauling our old family computer to run games and not much else (and not high-end ones, either).  I've removed bloatware, slimmed down the program list, updated all the drivers, etc.  Then I ran into a snag.  Windows Update won't progress past the "Checking for updates" phase and actually install anything.  It last updated in May 2015.
 
From following the advice over at the Microsoft Support area regarding Windows Update not working, I came up with two error codes: 0x80070057 and 0x80080005.  A search of these codes led me to this page (not advertising here, just full disclosure on how I've tried to solve my problem):  https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-error-0x80070057/
 
Running sfc /scannow gave me the error message of "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log."  I couldn't open the CBS.log, so I moved on to the next step. 
 
Running SFCFix gave me the following report:
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2016-11-27 07:28:04.828
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Not using a script file.
 

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

SUMMARY: Some corrupt... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SFC Scan passes with no issues.

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

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

CBS.zip attached

Answer:Windows Update Issues / Stuck at Checking for Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,
 
Am on Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
This problem has got me frustrated for the past few days and seems to be persistent. I need to install the 2015 C++ runtime redistributable package for some applications to work. (Both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of the 2015 redistributable) 
 
I tried running both of the installers at the first time, but it ended up hanging up until the "Processing Windows 7 MSU" for hours, i googled it and it seems that i need an update to be installed for it to work. 
 
The Problem:
I go to windows update>Click check for updates, then Windows update is "checking for updates..." forever
 
So if it wont let me update through that, I try updating windows via the standalone installer exe files from the microsoft website...
Ex: I try to run the installer for the update KB3050265 x-64 (64 bit version), and then the installer gets stuck on "searching for updates on this computer"
Then i try to run the 32 bit version of the update, ending up on the same result. 
 
Basically, i can't update windows through the windows update and downloading the standalone installers directly because it gets stuck I then can't install the needed redistributables to run new programs that need it (only have the 2010 C++ redists) 
 
Solutions i've tried:
I tried running some solutions in the internet as it may be a common problem but so far, none of them have worked.
 
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Answer:Windows Update Stuck Checking for Updates forever

Try to reset the components manually: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
 
Also do step 4.

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Answer:Windows Update Stuck Checking for Updates forever

Try to reset the components manually: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update stuck checking for updates.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?
 

Answer:Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update stuck checking for updates

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

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

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My system is stuck. It had Windows updates. Went to restart. "Configuring Windows updates". 32% complete. And its stuck. Spinning and spinning and spinning......

So I manually forced computer off and restarted. Same thing. "Configuring Windows updates". 32% complete. Stuck. Now what?

Someone please help. Windows 7 on a Acer desktop

Answer:Help! Stuck on "Configuring Windows Updates"

How long did you let it go for before you called it "stuck"? I know on my system it took almost 5 minutes for it to finish that part, it then restarted and finished updating. In total it took almost 20 minutes from the start o the first restart till i got back to a desktop.

Posted from a Samsung Galaxy Tablet using the Tech-Forums App

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Hey, This is my issue at windows start up. I restarted my computer and on the start up it notified me of a need for file system check. It says the usual "checking file system on C:" - file system is NTFS and it checks for inconsistencies. Then it gives you a 10 second countdown to the checks beginning and pressing any button will skip the test.
But it won't go further the 1 sec, it's stuck..

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Stuck at "checking file system on C:"

Hi and welcome to TSF did you let it run the check and please tell us the operating system on your machine ie windows 8,7,vista,xp it is not HP that is the computer makers name

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Hey,

This is my - seemingly impassable - issue at windows start up. I restarted my computer and on the start up it notified me of a need for file system check. It says the usual "checking file system on C:" - file system is NTFS and it checks for inconsistencies. Then it gives you a 10 second countdown to the checks beginning and pressing any button will skip the test.

However...of course....however, the check never starts - the count down gets stuck on 1 second(s), but never begins the check (never being about 1-2 hours, which is for how long I left it for). I force shut down the computer after waiting and running out of patience. There is no sound like the check is commencing. so not just an issue of looking like it freezes at 1 seond, but really is checking. It should be showing you the progress report right? New to 7 here...

The next time it did the same, got stuck at 1 second, before it could even start the checking. But this time I return after about 30 min and the computer is asleep, but after I wake it up (press a button) it only wakes up to a black screen.

After waiting again, while it hangs with a black screen, I force shut it again, but this time try to skip the checking by pressing any button during the countdown....this does nothing and the countdown runs to 1 second(s) again and get stuck! Auch....

I am on an oooold laptop here currently, would like to get back on my bran new HP!

Any help really appreciated....I can't seem to be abl... Read more

Answer:Stuck at "checking file system on C:"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lar Nem


Hey,

This is my - seemingly impassable - issue at windows start up. I restarted my computer and on the start up it notified me of a need for file system check. It says the usual "checking file system on C:" - file system is NTFS and it checks for inconsistencies. Then it gives you a 10 second countdown to the checks beginning and pressing any button will skip the test.

However...of course....however, the check never starts - the count down gets stuck on 1 second(s), but never begins the check (never being about 1-2 hours, which is for how long I left it for). I force shut down the computer after waiting and running out of patience. There is no sound like the check is commencing. so not just an issue of looking like it freezes at 1 seond, but really is checking. It should be showing you the progress report right? New to 7 here...

The next time it did the same, got stuck at 1 second, before it could even start the checking. But this time I return after about 30 min and the computer is asleep, but after I wake it up (press a button) it only wakes up to a black screen.

After waiting again, while it hangs with a black screen, I force shut it again, but this time try to skip the checking by pressing any button during the countdown....this does nothing and the countdown runs to 1 second(s) again and get stuck! Auch....

I am on an oooold laptop here currently, would like to get back on my bran ne... Read more

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

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

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

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

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