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Update checking not working error 8024A00

Question: Update checking not working error 8024A00

After replacing hard drive and cloning old hard drive computer was running slow.  I recovered computer to factory setting, but now I can't  check for updates.  I can't install internet explorer 8, can't install service pack 2.  Several updates were done immediately after the recovery but I can't run Windows Update.
 
Computer is a vista home premium  OS,  X86, service pack 1 build 6001, cpu E2200 2 core, 3.5 GB memory, SMBIOS version 2.5
 
I have tried all fixes listed on the internet when googled, tried the fix it took, tried the tweaking.com fix, but still cannot update.
 
Please help

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Preferred Solution: Update checking not working error 8024A00

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Answer: Update checking not working error 8024A00

Download SP2, 32-bit , install it from your desktop.
 
Download IE 9, 32-bit, install it from your desktop.
 
After those two events...then go to Windows Update.
 
Louis

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i just installed google chrome from online installer and then i moved the file using application mover to the HDD.. then i pasted a symlink in "C:\Program Files (x86)\" ... "C:\" is the SSD where the windows and the drivers are installed.... when i turn on chrome everything works file.. but the updater doesn't work... when i try to update i get this:



can anyone help me get that fixed.. thanks!

Answer:Update failed (error: 3)An error occurred while checking for updates:

Just uninstall Chrome then install it directly to the destination you want it installed instead of moving it post installation.

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Recently when attempting to backup my PC, I keep getting a Delayed Write Failure error.The EXACT error message is:"Delayed Write Failed: Windows was unable to save all the data for the file. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere."I have now re-formatted it but when I attempt XP's error-checking I get this error message:click hereI have now bought myself a replacement drive as I can't be without a backup but I'm just wondering why XP's error-checking won't complete?Is my hard drive only good for the bin now or is there a utility that I could use to check for bad sectors, etc?Thanks.p.s. it is an EXTERNAL USB 2.0 hard drive that I'm referring to

Answer:XP error-checking function not working

Plug it in and go to Run>cmd then type chkdsk /? to tell you how to apply the command to the relevant disk letter

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Hello, i have been trying to update my computer for some time now, but i have had no luck as an error message keeps popping up.
 
the error message says 
"windows update encountered an error, error code 800f0900."
i have ran both the update diagnostic and Fixit tool but to nothing has worked, anybody know how to fix this?.
 
i also have full up-to date avg antivirus which shows no viruses?
 

Answer:Windows Update - Error checking for new updates

Have you run any other scans to check for other types of malware? Have you booted from the install disk and run startup repair? Do you have any other security programs installed and active?
 
Dick

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I can no longer get updates.

When I check for updates I get a return error indicating that the Windows Update Service is not running, checking the service I see that it is running.

I have tried removing the SofwareDistribution folder from /Windows then restarting the service that did not work.

I ran the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic tool. It found several errors that it correct but said it could not
fix the following error

Windows Update Error 0x80070003 Not Fixed

Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Checking 4 Updates error says Update Service is not Running but it is

Hi Mark,
possibly some file mismatches or a script error.
can you run this tool, copy/paste the output.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

Roy

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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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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

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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Hey Guys, first time posting here so hopefully this can be cleared up easily. ( I have Windows 7 64xBits Home Premium and More info is under my profile.)

I have been getting random BSOD's for quite a while now and I am at my wits end. Sometimes it occurs right away, say when I open up Photoshop when I am deep into work, at other times it will be quite a while before it happens, in either case, I mostly get either "Error Memory Management" or "page_fault_in_nonpaged_area", and sometimes I get other cases similar to that or non listed. I have run Memory Checks when I restart my computer but it turns up nothing, however, I have run SFC Checks that have yielded some files that I cannot fix, and I posted those below. I don't know what causes it because it comes out of nowhere most of the time.

When I try doing a Restart and Error-Check the Drive, it will give me a Blue screen of death around 4% mark, which a while back did not happen. This happens every time I schedule a disk check and it will go on a loop like that for hours. I have looked a various threads but I feel a bit overwhelmed, any helped can be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Random BSOD when working, Error-Checking Drive Failure, Windows 7

Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+





Quote:
The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.*If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
*If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.*If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
*If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard ... Read more

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I just saw the new Client System Update utility for my E6500, downloaded, and installed it on Win7 x64. I've been talking about Dell creating such a util for years and finally Dell did.
 
However, it does not work. After I press the Check for updates button, after a bit it comes back with "Check for updates failed" and the GUI-U15 error in the logs. I tried many times, including after a reboot. Also, the app just disappears (probably crashes silently) when I go to Advanced->system details.
 
Any ideas? I was excited to spread the word around about it but can't as it doesn't work at all.
Artemhttp://beerpla.nethttp://twitter.com/ArtemR

Answer:E6500 - Dell Client System Update - error checking for updates (GUI-U15), crashes when going to system details

I have the exact same problem on an Optiplex 960 running Windows 7 X64.

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A couple of weeks ago I got error messages from Security Essentials when restarting a PC (Win7/32, SP1). I could not uninstall the program using the Control Panel, so I used the FixIt-utility from Microsoft.
This made things worse.
I am not able to run Windows Update anymore (error code: 80073712 ? Windows could not search for new updates).
There are no system restore dates going back before I started having the problems two weeks ago.
When running sfc /scannow (as admin) I get the following error message:
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
Tried the same function using the Win 7 (SP1) install disk. Get the following error:
There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete.
Restarted several times with the same results.
Since SFC was not working I tried to do a repair install. During the compatibility check I got this message:
Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing.
I have tried several reboots and also checked for a pending.xml file. Nothing.
Any suggestions/ideas? It is a standard PC I use for Office apps.

Answer:Update error 80073712, SFC not working, cannot update Win7

Hello asiaviking and welcome to the forums

Command Prompt

Warning: this fix is specific to the user in this thread. No one else should follow these instructions as it may cause more harm than good. If you are after assistance, please start a thread of your own. Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
When command prompt opens, copy and paste the following commands into it, press enter after each

dism /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions
Right-click on the Command Prompt window and click Select All, this will invert all of the colours by selecting the text, now press enter. All of this text is now copied.
Paste (Ctrl+V) it into your next post please.
Can you also post the requested data please?

Windows Update Posting Instructions

Tom

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Hi
I can't install any of the update as it is checking forever. i did a fresh install of windows 7.
Thanks

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key Hash: hTNIwJxpoGVBaL73Jbg21CBGbQw=
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {AC569C03-DB95-43CB-8C73-E0D5E1156198}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1F... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 update stuck at checking for update.

Lookin at that report,
There are at least 2 lines of data that i need.
Rerun the report please otherwise cant help you.
That comp did not come with that OS, please confirm if you have a dreamspark licence.

Roy

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Windows Update is Stuck in the process of Checking for Updates. This is the aftermath of some malware being on the computer which i have cleaned off. Computer is clean now. I had to install and register BITS and AU services. I've installed the latest Windows Update Agent. I've done a sfc scan. But stuck for ideas. Can not how to read this WindowsUpdate.Log2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Misc =========== Logging initialized (build: 7.6.7600.256, tz: +1000) ===========2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Misc = Process: C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Misc = Module: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Service *************2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Service ** START ** Service: Service startup2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Service *********2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Agent * WU client version 7.6.7600.2562013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Agent * Base directory: C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Agent * Access type: No proxy2013-12-14 17:48:31:890 1420 f84 Agent * Network state: Connected2013-12-14 17:48:34:453 408 918 Misc =========== Logging initialized (build: 7.6.7600.256, tz: +1000) ===========2013-12-14 17:48:34:453 408 918 Misc = Process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe2013-12-14 17:48:34:453 408 918 Misc = Module: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll2013-12-14 17:48:34:453 408 918 DtaStor Default service for AU is {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}201... Read more

Answer:Windows Update Stuck Checking Update

I ran thru some tweaking windows repairs using this programhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...Now my Windows Update Logs only do this.2013-12-14 18:46:59 08:46:59 Success IUENGINE Starting2013-12-14 18:46:59 08:46:59 Success IUENGINE Shutting down2013-12-14 18:47:37 08:47:37 Success IUENGINE Starting2013-12-14 18:47:37 08:47:37 Success IUENGINE Shutting downWhile the windows still says Checking for the latest updates for your computer.

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My friend has a Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 and when he tries to boot up his computer he get a "Checking for media error" then "no bootable device found error". Multiple reboots same thing. His antivirus expired and he thinks he got a virus. Is there any way to flash a clean bios to his computer? He has Windows 8.1 and cannot get it into troubleshooting mode. Any suggestions? I'm old school and am used to boot disks.

Answer:Satellite P75-A7200 Checking Media error then No Bootable Device found error.

In order to boot from external device (like CD/DVD drive, USB flash memory stick, etc…) you have to disable the secure boot option within the BIOS settings.

If you want to boot from the internal HDD and the error still appears, then HDD could malfunctions…
In such case you should check whether the HDD is listed in the BIOS.
If not, you should replace it.

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Hello,

My system is:

Vista Home Premium SP2 on a Dell Inspiron Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @2.00Ghz 2.00 Ghz, Ram is 3.00 GB. Machine is one year and seven months out of the box, had a minor run in with some malware trying to pass itself off as a virus scanner back in January but that was easily got rid of [or appears to have been easy to get rid of], and apart from this I've had no problems with my machine...

However, since installing the windows live 2011 update back in September a number of issues have affected my laptop, initially they were limited to messenger not working [simple change of LAN settings sorted this out, and now works irrespective of LAN settings] and Soulseek becoming inoperative [still not working for me despite a number of attempts at finding a solution, seems to be a port/router related issue, perhaps], recently I had a brief encounter with a blue screen [fraction of a second before vanishing and not returning since] and some significant slow down issues after logging in during startup, this latter issue may have been to do with a cycbot infection which hung around for a while no matter what I tried to do with it in Security Essentials, but now appears to have finally disappeared [I hope actually disappeared as in no longer infecting my machine].

Since the messenger issue I've run a number of chkdsk and similar diagnostics via f8 and booting from disc options as initially chkdsk would reach 9% then stop and my C: error checking or defrag op... Read more

Answer:Volume bitmap is incorrect - just an error in the error checking diagnostics or sympt

Hi,

Open "My computer" right mouse on "C" drive.
select properties
tools
Check disk now

Tick the box for "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"

Then Start.

This should repair the drive errors & sort it out.

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After the Update 1 in DP,i have encountered a problem in 'phone update' !!
whenever i head for 'phone update' ,it takes too long to check the update and instead of the message 'your phone is up to date....' , another message appears.
'we are unable to check update,error code..... '
please help..
anybody else encountered this?

Answer:Problem in Update Checking

What device are you using?

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Hi, i just got windows 8.1 started to install it fine connected to the internet and decided to update so i tried the app way and it either dosent load or it keeps saying checking for updates so then i try the control panel way and click on update windows and it just freezes then sometimes it goes onto the checking for updates part but then just freezes on that part.
Ive tried quite a few ways like the way Microsoft way to do on their support page but that dosent do anything. was wondering if anybody knows a work around.
Thanks

Answer:Need Help Please! Freezing on Checking For Update

Have you tried---

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I have Windows 7 Home Edition installed on my laptop.. As soon as I turn the computer on and go into updates, it shows an error message about Windows 10 Failed to install, and then starts checking for updates which it won't stop.. Some how 10 installed it's self onto my laptop, and I immediately restored Windows 7 back, but now I'm not able to download updates, and I've tried different methods from what came up on google, but none of them work... Help.. Thanks..message edited by ada1984

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I am using using winXP, How can check,all the Service pack and updates that i have installed?

Answer:checking windows update

Open up IE, then on the tool bar goto "Tools" and click windows update, follow the directions from there.

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Hi,
I have just re-installed windows 7 (64) on a lap top with a new HDD, its all legal and registered OK. During the update procedure, after about the first 15 important updates, the windows update screen shows the following message,
To check for updates you first must install an update for windows update. Your automatic update settings will not change. To install the update windows update will automatically close and re-open.
After this it just checks for updates and wont get past it. I have tried the fixes on the Microsoft site and on a few other sites but nothing works. If I do a system restore to before this, updates works again until we get to the message again and the we are back to square one, how do I fix this?

Answer:Windows 7 update stuck checking

my laptop is stuck at it too. disable the update service. microsoft is worth sh*t anyway. they probably don't even update 7 anymore. screw it. ;)

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I've been trying to update windows 8.1 but it is stuck on checking for updates. I left it for more than 5 hours and it was still checking. How can I fix this?

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I have Windows 7 Home Edition installed on my laptop.. As soon as I turn the computer on and go into updates, it shows an error message about Windows 10 Failed to install, and then starts checking for updates which it won't stop.. Some how 10 installed it's self onto my laptop, and I immediately restored Windows 7 back, but now I'm not able to download updates, and I've tried different methods from what came up on google, but none of them work... Help.. Thanks..message edited by ada1984

Answer:Windows Update Keeps Checking after downgrade from Win 10

If you want a really simple and easy way to get rid of the ?Get Windows 10? icon and stop your PC from downloading Windows 10, you can download a little piece of freeware called Never10, from well-respected security researcher Steve Gibson.Download it, run it, and then click the ?Disable Win10 Upgrade? button. If your system has already downloaded the Windows 10 update files, it will tell you, and you can click the ?Remove Win10 Files? to delete them.Never 10 - https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

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hi people,

I have been having a strange issue for the past couple of days with windows update.

as microsoft updates are scheduled for release on the second tuesday of each month, i tried checking for updates on tuesday night after recieving an email from us-cert advising that they had been released.

upon checking, the application just seemed to stop and continue to show the "checking for updates" screen with no error messages or anything.

so i restarted the system and tried again with the same results.

I tried a couple of things to try and resolve the issue, such as net stop/start wuauserv, checked bits was running, ran an sfc and chkdsk just for the sake of it, used the fixit exe from microsoft, and even restarted my network connection. all of the above didnt have any effect on the issue.

I then made a back up of my files etc. and restored my system with a full back up from about 12 months ago. upon completion, i logged in and tried windows update and again the same issue, (despite being about 12 months behind on updates.

after digging out my OEM discs, i restored my system completely to factory, and started all over again, and this is where it gets interesting. from the point of complete factory settings, i could download and install updates, then i installed sp1, followed by more updates, and then got sp2, and since sp2 was installed, windows update is now behaving the same was as before, just showing the checking for updates screen.

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Answer:windows update just seems to hang while checking.

Was "Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256" successfully installed? This should've been offered by Windows Update soon after SP1 was installed.

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

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

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

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

Appreciate any suggestions,

Thank you!

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So we have this Acer laptop that, of course, came with all kinds of crap installed that starts up with it.

Getting tired of hearing about how slow the thing is, I disabled a half dozen things (MyWinLocker, LaunchManager, some other crap) that aren't essential, leaving a few things from Intel, MSSE, etc.

Having done that, I restarted it. All was well. Then I opened the Task Manager to kill the GWX process (I hadn't disabled it on that machine yet), and noticed two things:

1. TrustedInstaller.exe would eat a bunch of CPU power, then a large amount of memory, then go back to normal.
2. Immediately following that, one particular instance of svchost.exe starting using 50% of the CPU, and used a massive amount of memory (around 30%), and just stayed there.

So I started looking in to that problem. It shouldn't be sitting there idling at 50% CPU usage, for various reasons. I waited and waited, it would not go away.

One of the possible solutions I found was to disable Microsoft Update. I checked Windows Update settings, and MS Update was indeed enabled, so I disabled that, and also set Windows Update to NOT install anything automatically. The option to re-enable MS Update is now gone.

At this point, Windows Update thought I'd never updated the system, so I clicked "Check for updates" and that's where it sits. Also worth noting, there was a bunch of failed updates from yesterday, including the Upgrade to Windows 10 Home.

For obvious reasons, I'm waiting to decide wheth... Read more

Answer:Windows Update stuck checking.

Update:

Posting from the laptop now. Windows Update quit having whatever problem it was having, and displayed found updates again. However, I just noticed they have failed.

Errors:

Code 8E5E0147
Code 8E5E0152

All 6 "Important" updates failed. They consist of one IE11 cumulative update, and five Windows 7 Security Updates.

Edit: Downloading the Windows Update Readiness Tool, and will run it once it's complete, followed by the other instructions in the Instructions thread.

Edit2: The Readiness Tool installed one update, and succeeded. After which, I ran sfc /scannow, which found some corrupted files and could not repair them. Now, normally, I'd be updating this post to include the zipped CBS.log... however, this particular instance of the log, crated today, right after that SFC, is 158MB. That seems... rather unusual, and I'm unsure what to do at this point, as I'm sure that's well beyond the upload limit here.

Meanwhile, the TrustedInstaller/svchost 50% CPU issue is still happening.

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

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Windows Update is not checking for update as before, even it was checking for microsoft essentials updates too but not now. I have it configure to check automatically but ask me what to download.

Answer:Windows Update not checking automatically

Are your sure that you have all the updates and there are no updates available?

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hi all. i have got a lumia 822 and i have updated it to 8.1 using dev preview but when i tried to update it to update 1 it just says checking for updates and is stuck for forever. pls help me

Answer:Why is my phone saying that it is checking for updates when I try to update it?

) nokia....

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Hello everyone,

Yesterday I wanted to clean install windows 7.
(This because I have a problem getting the Windows 10 notification app, but that's a different story)

So after installing Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit (official version) I ran some automatically updates.
Several of them installed with no problem. After getting the Service Pack 1 update I had to reboot the computer again. Since then the Checking for update doesn't do anything anymore. I can click it, see the green bar moving along, but even after several hours, it still didn't find any update. So I think it's just not doing anything actually.
There is no other software installed. Besides the driver to make my USB wifi stick connect to the internet.
I tried several things:


* Reinstalled windows about 4 times (including format the HD). Sometimes it didn't want to download any updates anymore before the Service Pack 1.

* Windows Update - Reset
History was indeed cleared, but didn't do much to remedy the problem.

* https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...n-us/kb/971058
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
The "net" action didn't work, untill I corrected a Path name for variables

regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll *
regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll *
regsvr32.exe browseui.dll *
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll *
regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll *
regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll *
regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll *regsvr32.exe initpki.dll *
regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll *
regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll *
regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll *
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Answer:Windows checking for update hangs

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

ASLO...
Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/howt...spx#PCPurchase

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Hi, I have a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 on a Dell Inspiron 1570 laptop.

When I invoke Windows Update via the start menu, it begins checking for updates. It then seems to keep checking forever. The longest I have left it is around 2 days undisturbed, with no updates identified or downloaded.

I've tried allsorts of fixes found on the 'net on previous clean installs, never had any success. The closest I got to success was trying to use a third party updater 'Autopatcher' - this program successfully downloaded a number of updates but when it came to installing them, it hang on each update at 98%. Each time I found that killing 'wusa.exe' process, allowed each individual update to complete and autopatcher to move onto trying to install the next update. Unfortunately this did not result in any updates actually ending up installed.

I have a number of tools downloaded to a usb stick now (assorted MS fixits, latest version of standalone WU installer etc etc) but I wondered, rather than just randomly stabbing away in the dark again in random order, if someone who knows a bit about this sort of problem could help guide me through diagnosis in a coherent manner, starting from a virgin install.

Thanks for any help.

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I had to reinstall windows and I ran a restore from a backup I made and I think that might have messed up Windows Update. I know there's a way to delete the cache or data folder and make Windows Update like new again if that makes any sense. Or reset it? I just forget how. What do you suggest? It's been checking for the last 20 minutes. I ran a few troubleshooters from Microsoft and they said they fixed it but they didn't.

I got error 80080005 and I'm checking online to see what to do right now. I did a CMD prompt and I stopped wuauserv and did this:

rd /s/q %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution.old

I also downloaded a file from Microsoft to fix Windows update. And I even left the thing on to check for updates for a good hour. But all it does is have the little green line move left to right saying that it's checking for updates and I'm sitting here waiting. I think I'm going to download the Tweaking.com Windows Repair tool.

What's weird is that "System" says I have Service Pack 1. Am I just impatient or is this an actual problem? I restarted my PC and it's been checking for the last half hour.

Answer:Windows update stuck checking

Probably not the solution but to commiserate I Upgraded a WinVista 32-bit computer to Win7 yesterday then install SP1. That went well so I started the update process and like yours did not go beyond that same screen so I left it running overnight. This morning I had update telling me there were 228 updates to do, 4 hours later it is installing number 145 of that 228. May be finished late today?

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Hiii Sevenforums Team,

Plz help in this out as me facing this prob from when...
even though i repair/reinstall windows7 thru installation disc...but still the prob is not been solved.

I try my best.. but still no positive results.so i give up and came here...By hoping that anyone here will sort out my prob ...my last hope

It will keep on checking...for hrs..but nothing happens


i even run this tool "WindowsUpdateDiagnostic" so many times... but it always says error repair but nothing happens..same errors it shows again on reboot.



says repair/Fixed...

.

just an eyewash,,,nothing getting fixed....

Answer:Help.. Windows update just keeps checking without downloading anything

Hello truemate, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to completely reset Windows Update may be able to help.

Windows Update - Reset

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

Answer:Windows update not checking for updates

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

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Yesterday, after a Windows update my CorelDraw vba macros stopped working; trying to run some of them gave me an "Error During Load" message; the others just didn't do anything at all. I had to uninstall the update, now everything is back to normal.

Windows 10 Professional
Version: 1703
Build: 15603.786
HP ProDesk 400
Intel i5-4670, 8GB RAM

Any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Yesterday, after a Windows update my CorelDraw vba macros stopped working; trying to run some of them gave me an "Error During Load" message; the others just didn't do anything at all. I had to uninstall the update, now everything is back to normal.

Windows 10 Professional
Version: 1703
Build: 15603.786
HP ProDesk 400
Intel i5-4670, 8GB RAM

Any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks

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How do I check whether the network adapter (build into the Motherboard) is working? I can't my 2 computer (through a router) home network to work. I think the adapter isn't working - even though in the System - Hardware section of Control Panel it says the adapter is working OK. The computer this is on runs XP and I connected this direct to my modem just to check it would work but it didn't. Should I just get a seperate Network Card and fit it or is there something else I can do to get it working?

Answer:Checking Network Adapter is Working

you could check that it is enabled in the bios

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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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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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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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Hello! Thank you in advance for your assistance. My PC's have been running smoothly, but today I cannot update Windows. The process stalls while checking for updates.
Both computers are loaded with Win 7, Service Pack 1, 64 bit OS. I turned off automatic updates about 6 weeks ago. I didn't want MS to switch them to Win 10 unexpectedly and without my permission. Three weeks ago, I had no trouble checking for and installing updates. Now both computers have the same problem, stalling while checking for updates.
Thank you, again, Gardener2

Answer:Windows Update Stalls When Checking for Updates

It is getting to a point where every month requires a new update to be manually installed. See this post. This month's required update is KB3161664.
 
In the future every month look at this site for the next update to manually download. 
 
http://wu.krelay.de/en/
 
Edit: Install the update. It will ask to reboot. After reboot shutdown then reboot again. Check for updates.

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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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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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Hello Everyone,

I really hope somebody can help me and apologies for another thread relating to this, however I have tried everything mentioned in the other posts to no avail. I have a clean install of windows 7 Pro sp1 and when I try and do a windows update I constantly get Checking for updates... It has sat on this for 2 days!

I checked this forum and google and have tried just about every suggestion I can find!

- Stopped the widows update service, renamed/deleted the software distribution folder, restarted the service / windows update reset
- Reinstalled windows
- Tried a different hard drive
- Changed intelligent background services and windows update services to auto
- Used to update repair tool
- Tried installing various KB updates manually
- Tried wireless, straight into the router and somebody else's internet
- Safe mode, disk cleanup
- I also tried the windows update fix and this just stays on "Searching for updates..."

It is extremely frustrating

I manually downloaded Security essentials and when that tried to update, that just stayed on searching for updates,

I have spent a good week now trying different suggestions, re-installing windows and even a new HDD and am at my wits end with it!

Please kind people..Save me from going insane!!!

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Hi, I would be grateful for any advice or help with the following issue I am having with this laptop.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Samsung RV510

I noticed Windows Update was getting stuck on Checking for updates and tried to troubleshoot the issue. (WindowsUpdateDiagnostic, KB947821, manually updating update agent etc)
I eventually did a a system restore (built in samsung recovery solution 5) to the condition it was sold in.
Microsoft Update was working but stopped working again after updating to SP1.


Have run SURT and SFC. CBS logs attached.

Answer:Windows Update checking for updates issue

Also;
When using WindowsUpdateDiagnostic, sometimes the following error appears and is or isnt fixed.

Windows Update error 0x80070005

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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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Hi All,

I've been having a major problem with windows update for the last week or so, it's getting stuck "Checking for updates". Not only that, but I'm seeing this problem on 3 different installations with different underlying hardware. The 3 systems are:

1- VitrualBox (Linux Host) running Win7 Pro 32bit. This was last used July 2015 and was fully updated then.
2- Thinkpad X61 with SSD (which does NOT report 4k physical sectors/advanced format). Clean install this week of W7 Pro 64bit SP1 from official Microsoft retail disc, so no manufacturer extras.
3 - VirtualBox (Linux Host, different underlying hardware to install 1) running Win7 Pro 32 Bit, clean install this week. I did this one as an experiment after the other 2 failed to work.

All 3 systems exhibit the same problem when trying to update, the "Checking for updates" process never completes and after a period of activity, the svchost.exe process will sit at the top of the process display with unchanging memory usage and it will consume 100% of a single processor core, indicating to me that it is stuck in a single thread race condition. This continues to be the case even if I leave the computers for several hours.

I have used the automatic Windows "Fixit" for windows update on all systems, it did no good.

I have followed all of the instructions on this page:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/971058

to no avail.

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Answer:Windows update never stops checking for updates

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tim1mw


...the "Checking for updates" process never completes and after a period of activity,
~~~
I'd appreciate any suggestions,
~~~


Patience :-)

Set the computer not to sleep.
Manually start the check for updates.
Leave the computer alone for at least 24 hours.

For some people, the check for updates ends after 20 minutes. For others, it takes many hours. Lots of speculation; but no hard facts as to why this is happening. Perhaps you are connecting to busy servers.

If you want, delete your experimental VM and create a fresh one. Before checking for updates, manually download/install the latest Windows Update client: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083324 Then manually check for updates and leave it alone.

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Hey, everyone. About a week ago I did a factory restore on my computer to go back from Windows 10 to Windows 7. My computer came with Windows 7 x64. Here is the basic system information for my computer:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4863 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 584 GB (544 GB Free); D: 10 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET6
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

So anyway, I was able to download and install numerous Windows Updates but then it started doing this thing where it never stops checking for Windows Updates. In other words, it continues checking for Windows Update for hours upon hours and never finishes. I am not sure what to do to fix this. I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft and it found a couple of issues which it fixed but it was unable to fix one other issue. I can't recall what that issue was at the time but I am going to run it again here shortly to see if it will do the same thing again. I'll report back to you what it says it cannot fix if the error is reproduced.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I really hope somebody can help me and apologies for another thread relating to this, however I have tried everything mentioned in the other posts to no avail. I have a clean install of windows 7 Pro sp1 and when I try and do a windows update I constantly get Checking for updates... It has sat on this for 2 days!

I checked this forum and google and have tried just about every suggestion I can find!

- Stopped the widows update service, renamed/deleted the software distribution folder, restarted the service / windows update reset
- Reinstalled windows
- Tried a different hard drive
- Changed intelligent background services and windows update services to auto
- Used to update repair tool
- Tried installing various KB updates manually
- Tried wireless, straight into the router and somebody else's internet
- Safe mode, disk cleanup
- I also tried the windows update fix and this just stays on "Searching for updates..."

It is extremely frustrating

I manually downloaded Security essentials and when that tried to update, that just stayed on searching for updates,

I have spent a good week now trying different suggestions, re-installing windows and even a new HDD and am at my wits end with it!

Please kind people..Save me from going insane!!!

Answer:Windows constantly checking for update, ive tried every suggestion :(

Hi.

Don't worry mate. We gona help you. I hope...

I had this same problem two times and both times resolved it.

What computer are you using? Is it a Dell? What model is it?

I resolved this problem by
1. checking that I had the correct drivers for the machine. In once instance, I was on a Leveno laptop and it simply would not update anything until I downloaded the software Leveno have to run updats for the hardware. Once I installed all hardware updates - including Bios... It was all good with windows and updates just ran right through until fully updated.

2. Last week I had this problem on a Brand New Dell machine - latest hardware on the market and I would have thought it would be a plug and play situation but no... (Yes I still use windows 7 ;-) ) It turns out I could not run a single update!! It drove me mad until I remembered the earlier Leveno laptop incident. I then used the Dell hardware update application and did all the hardware updates including the BIOS update! The BIOS on the machine turned out to be 4 versions old and that was what was causing the updates from Microsoft not to run. After doing those hardware installs and doing all the BIOS updates, ta ta!!! Windows updates started to work.

Give it a try.

good luck.

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My Win 7 Windows Update never completes when looking for updates. I've let it run for many hours. I've also run two Microsoft FixIt's. No help. I've also run Option Two "Reset and Re-register Windows Update Components" from the thread at Windows Update - Reset

No help.

Suggestions?

-- Larry

Answer:Windows Update Checking for Updates... Never Completes

Had the same problem. This fixed it:

http://www.sevenforums.com/news/3973...ml#post3257289

Download standalone installer for the update from Microsoft Update Catalog using Internet Explorer. Stop Windows Update Service. Just stop it - do not disable it.

Run the installer and reboot when done. You should see svchost.exe (netsvcs) and trustedinstllaer.exe running in task manager. Wait for them to do their thing and if you are lucky new updates will appear. At least that's what worked in my case.

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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 Forum

I have done a clean install of Windows 7 pro N 32 bit on a little acer aspire one d257 nothing wrong in device manager and sf /scannow returns no errors.

when I check for updates it installs the updated agent and a hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB2534111) then just hangs on checking for updates.

any help would be appreciated

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Hello all,
 
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7000. Restored it recently to scratch and following this, windows update has been stuck on checking for updates ever since. I've let it run overnight several times and tried various fixes to no avail. 
 
So far I've tried
 
- restarting,
- the windows troubleshooter,
- http://www.kapilarya.com/windows-updates-troubleshooting, but half the commands failed.
- https://windowsforum.com/threads/windows-update-keeps-checking-for-updates-forever.73958/page-2
- A fix on youtube which involved deleting two folders
- A fix that just shows all the taskbar icons
 
However it never passes checking for updates. Everything else seems to be working fine and I have only recently restored it so I can't imagine restoring again would help.
 
Thanks to anyone who tries to help as this is damn frustrating!
 
 
 
 

Answer:Win 8.1 - Windows update "checking for updates" eternally

Forgot to mention that I tried twice to upgrade to windows 10 straight away, but they failed again. 

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Hi There, about 2 weeks ago my computer starting doing a check on new updates for all software installed on my Laptop, and alerts me at 16h00 everyday. I did not install this, and it doesn't look legitimate, however I cannot find it anywhere in program files, or Programs and Features section of Windows 7. Attached is a picture of the pop-up. If anyone know how i can remove this, please assist.
 

Answer:New Update Checking Software Automatically Installed itself

You apparently have Skype installed in your computer.

There's no need for it to load automatically or to notify you of updates automatically.

You can manually start it when you want to use it, and you can manually check for new updates.

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

Click Start, then type MSCONFIG in the search box, then press Enter.

When the small "System Configuration" window appears, click the "Startup" tab.

Uncheck the Skype-related entries.

Click Apply - OK/Close - Exit Without Restart.

Click Start, then type SERVICES.MSC in the search box, then press Enter.

When the "Services" window appears, expand it so you can see the list more clearly.

Double-click the Skype-related entries to open their properties window.

Change "Startup Type" to Manual, then click Apply - OK.

Restart the computer.

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Came to check my secondary machine which usually remains locked but powered on and windows update said your device is up to date last checked 06/08/15 at 23:01, today is 12/08/15. Anyone else seeing this?

Answer:Windows update not checking automatically for updates

Seems like a nice problem given all the issues with auto updates right now

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My Win 7 Windows Update never completes when looking for updates. I've let it run for many hours. I've also run two Microsoft FixIt's. No help. I've also run Option Two "Reset and Re-register Windows Update Components" from the thread at Windows Update - Reset

No help.

Suggestions?

-- Larry

Answer:Windows Update Checking for Updates... Never Completes

Had the same problem. This fixed it:

http://www.sevenforums.com/news/3973...ml#post3257289

Download standalone installer for the update from Microsoft Update Catalog using Internet Explorer. Stop Windows Update Service. Just stop it - do not disable it.

Run the installer and reboot when done. You should see svchost.exe (netsvcs) and trustedinstllaer.exe running in task manager. Wait for them to do their thing and if you are lucky new updates will appear. At least that's what worked in my case.

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Hello!

I followed Thrashzone's instructions from another thread to fix the update issue on my laptop, but it isn't working on our desktop, so here I am requesting some help.

HP Desktop P7-1019
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Pentium G620 @ 2.60GHz
4GB RAM

I've been playing around with different fixes and tools all day, but nothing seems to work.

Any help is appreciated...

I downloaded and ran the latest System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) a couple of hours ago and it's been stuck on Searching for updates on this computer the entire time.

Ran an SFC Scan- did not find any integrity violations

No error codes to report- the update screen just hangs for hours and hours.

CBS Log- attached; hope the compression worked.

MSA Report:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-73CQT-WMF7J-3Q6C9
Windows Product Key Hash: KaFG+RmurcM3ZxzWyfEP9WtPUJw=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {F0F1F059-6934-4BD8-816D-59323D416979}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
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Hi forum

I'm running windows 7 pro N with service pack 1 32 bit, I have just done a clean install of the OS but when I search for updates it just hangs on checking for updates. I have attached a image

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Windows Update Hangs on checking for updates

Usually after a fresh install, it takes a little while to search for updates because there are so many of them, the last time I did a fresh install on my operating system which was about 6 months ago and installed Office 2010 right afterwards I ended up with 229 updates in total and most of the time after you install all of those and check again, more will pop up so you have to install everybody until it says Windows is up to date

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I know that support and security updates for XP is due to cease soon.I have been attempting to run "Microsoft Update" but the "Checking your system" scan simply kept running for about 30 minutes without coming to any conclusion. I altered the settings to revert to just "Windows Update" instead of "Microsoft Update" , but fresh scan on this setting has the same lack of outcome. I do not run automatic updates and it seems I have neglected to run any update since 28 April 2013. I run Msoft Security Essentials and it gets it's automatic updates without problems. Is it possible Msoft has already switched off other updates for XP?Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

Answer:Windows Update Checking System never completes

Turns out it needed an hour to do the scan then needed to install SP1 for .net framework 3.5 then would let me do the other 70 high priority updates.Lesson here is not to wait 8 months between updates.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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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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Good morning everyone,

Problem description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your time and any help!

CBS.log

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

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

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i 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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Original thread: /windows-updates-activation/393818-windows-update-checking-updates-forever.html

Since my original thread was closed based on an ASSUMPTION, I just wanted to post the solution:

FYI: Windows licenses are not bound to HW and I have a perfectly legal (spare) Ultimate license to use, so I was in my right to install Win 7 Ultimate onto the laptop which came with a Win 7 Pro license. (Even if I didn't have a license, Win 7 allows a 30 day trial after installation, before I need to activate it!)

Thanks, @Callender and @Barman58 for immediately assuming piracy and closing the thread before I could react...

The solution for the mentioned problem seems to have been to do the steps listed in KB971058 manually (stopping the services, removing the SoftwareDistribution cache, re-registering the DLLs, etc.). After that the update check found some 100+ important updates and installed everything.

I hope I could help somebody else with this solution.

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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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Recently my WIN 7 Pro x64 "Windows Update" function started hanging upon checking for updates or when installing software that required MS updates (e.g. Internet Explorer 9). This is a custom-built i7, 4Gb, that had no WIN 7 problems beforehand.

After searching widely on Google, I tried the following without success:
1) msconfig: remove all non-MS services from loading at boot
2) downloading recent updates for manual install (returns message that the update is not for my OS)
3) stopping my only AV programs: Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials

Searching processes from task manager, I found two anomalies that may be related:
1) TrustedInstaller.exe process can be killed, but then re-appears within several minutes
2) UpdateChecker.exe shows at login, although I cannot find the source for it.

Suggestions? (I have not tried system restore b/c of prior unsatisfactory results.)

Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Update Hangs on Checking or Installing

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Hi, i have windows 7 64 bit sp1, and when i check for updates it checks for updates with no results. I have let it run overnight and still nothing. It says checking for updates with the green line going back and forth, but never gets any results. Can someone help me with this it is very frustrating.

Answer:Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever

let's try cleaning up any temp files and folders you have for a start.
Easiest thing is to just do it with ccleaner.
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

don't use the registry cleaner (yet) just the normal clean function.

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When i want to update windows throught windows update it will search for windows update but, its gonna take too long . I have waited for 1 hour when it was searching and nothing happened. So i restarted my pc and then tryed it again and i have waited for another 30 minutes.How do i fix it please ?

Answer:Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever for Win 7

See my TIP posted here: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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Hello everyone!

This is my first post

At some point my Windows Update started to take forever when checking for updates. I don't know why. So I decided to re-install Windows 7 (Ultimate 32-bits edition on my DELL Dimension 9150) to see if this could get fixed. My HDD is partitioned so before installed I formatted the partition with diskpart (NOT a quick format, took long but I thought it would be better than quick format) and proceed to install Windows 7.

To my surprise Windows Update still keeps on checking for updates for ever.

I have my Windows 7 activated. I haven't installed anything else but Windows Explorer 11 (which managed to download some updates) and followed the instructions to make this post: ran SURT and SFC Scan (which found nothing wrong).

Find my CBS.zip attached.

Hope you guys can help me with this.

Thank you!

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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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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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My Control Panel / Windows Update panel says that the last time WU checked for updates was 10/03/2010. HOWEVER, it also says that updates were installed on 1/14/2011. Selecting "View Update History" shows what appears to be a current list of updates as being sucessfully installed.

If I go to Control Panel / Programs & Features and select "View Installed Updates" I get the message "NO UPDATES ARE INSTALLED ON THIS COMPUTER".

SO, my questions are (1) why does WU say it hasn't checked for updates since 10/3/2010? (2) why the discrepancey between the History log and the Installed Updates list? Bottom line question is: am I current on updates?

Answer:Windows Update stopped checking for patches

Have you made a system restore during those dates?.
I find if I make a system restore, the history shows as installed, when it was actually removed.
If that is the case, you will get new updates in a day or two.

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Hi,

I got a used Thinkpad T420 laptop which had Windows 7 Professional installed. Since I can't change the GUI language on Professional I reinstalled the laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso directly from MS).

The fresh install won't install any updates, the "Checking for Updates" bar simply doesn't do anything. I waited over 3-4 hours.

1. Installed SURT (KB947821), no change.
2. sfc /scannow says that everything is in order.
3. Error codes: in the WindowsUpdate.log I see a warning with hr=80242013, or sometimes the codes 0x8024000B or 0x8024000C.
4. The CBS folder doesn't allow me to compress it's contets, so I can't post that (not enought permssions?).

The only time I got a reaction was after manually installing KB949104 (Windows Update Agent) to the latest version (7.6.7600.320). After this it found 219 important and 50-something recommended updates. About 190 of the important updates were installed, but then it hanged. After a reboot I'm back at square one, the "Checking for updates" bar does nothing anymore.

I searched the Internet for 2 days now and tried more suggestions that I can count, but nothing helped. I also reinstalled the laptop, that didn't help either.

Please guys, I need the laptop done by tomorrow. I hope somebody can help me.

Another thing: I could install WUA and SURT only by pulling the LAN cable from the laptop. Otherwise the manual updates also hang at "Checking the sy... Read more

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How do I stop Windows UPDATE from checking for updates. I have set the switch in the settings to not check for updates but the computer resets it back to "Check but let me choose..." at some time later on. It holds after a reboot. I am running Vista Home Edition.
 

Answer:Solved: How to Stop MS Update from checking for udates

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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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Hi I CANNOT get windows update to work anymore, gives me error: 0x8024D007. I registered fatal dll's from the windows update log- still did not work so- This is from the WindowsUpdate.log:

2009-11-24 10:41:09:729 3856 c4 Service FATAL: ChangeServiceConfig failed with error 0x80070005
2009-11-24 10:41:09:729 3856 c4 Service FATAL: WU client fail to create WU service with error 0x80070005
2009-11-24 10:41:09:739 1796 78c Misc FATAL: Self registration of C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll failed, error = 0x8024D007
2009-11-24 10:41:09:739 1796 78c Setup WARNING: Completed registration operations for section wuaueng_WebSetup: status 0x8024d007
2009-11-24 10:41:09:739 1796 78c Setup WARNING: Setup failed while processing registry operations, error = 0x8024D007. Rolling back changes.

2009-11-24 10:41:13:284 1796 78c Setup FATAL: InstallUpdatedBinaries failed with error 0x8024d007
2009-11-24 10:41:13:284 1796 78c WUWeb FATAL: InstallUpdatedBinaries failed with error:0x8024d007
2009-11-24 10:41:13:284 1796 78c WUWeb FATAL: UpdateClientWorker failed: error 0x8024d007

2009-11-24 10:46:38:602 2224 5ec Setup FATAL: InstallUpdatedBinaries failed with error 0x8024d007
2009-11-24 10:46:38:602 2224 5ec WUWeb FATAL: InstallUpdatedBinaries failed with error:0x8024d007
2009-11-24 10:46:38:602 2224 5ec WUWeb FATAL: UpdateClientWorker failed: error 0x8024d007

Please help? Thanks

Answer:Windows Update not working : Error 0x8024D007

Hello scubes.Have a look here to see if it helps.
http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?ei...8024D007&type=

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My client's Win 7 64 bit desktop PC will not run"Windows Update".... Can't say when this quit working.. possibly in the last 1-2 months... I now get the red "x" and error message "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running"... when I try to start it in "services", I get "system Error 5"....

Also, the downloading using E 11 doesn't work,,, get the message "xxxxx contained a virus and was deleted".... I have scanned the PC with combofix, Malwarebytes, Rougue Killer, and others, and nothing is found. Downloads work fine with Google Chrome..

Finally, I also see "windows defender" is now missing from this system.

Not sure if any of these are related, but need to get Windows Update working again

Any suggestions on how to get Windows Update working again? This PC is out of use by my client until I get this resolved.

Thanks for any help you might be able to offer~

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Originaly I had the same 3 updates continually installing everytime I logged on. They were sucessful in update history but kept comming back. I ran the system rediness tool, but it didn't help. I ran the microsoft fix it soultions for windows update normal then aggressive. Now I get this error while checking for updates. I tried to run sfc /scannow and then sfc /verifyonly but get the following error: windows resource protection could not perform the required operation. I also tried to install the latest service pack got the following error: error_sxs_componet_store_corrupt(0x80073712).
When I look at programs->installed updates nothing listed, also when I look at programs->turn on/off windows features nothing listed.
Thanks for the response.

Answer:Windows update not working error 80073712

Service pack update problems are difficult to solve. Do you have your win 7 DVD?Your system readiness tool log should be hereC:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log Post the contents of the log

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Hello

My vista home premium 64, service pack 1, cannot be updated. I tried to do all the advices that I was able to find in the differents forums and in the Microsoft Knowledge Database.

I uninstalled my antivirus and firewall security software, rebooted my systems, no success...I deleted the content of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download, rebooted my systems, nothing...I donwloaded, installed and run the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista 64-bit. It ended ok, but still I couldn't update my systemI donwloaded Vista Service Pack 2, and I tried to install it directly from it, no sucess...I found this solution in the forums:
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot2
net start cryptsvc It didn't work
I tried to do also this, opening a command line window as administrator:
regsvr32 wintrust.dll /salso this
sfc /scannow no errors, doesn't work

Please, can you help me?

Best regards

Answer:Vista Update not working. Error 800B0100

Hi jlauriale, welcome to the forums.

I've seen 1 solution somwhere that might help, it did with me once. Windows Update connects using IEs settings, you could try to 'reset' Internet Explorer in the advanced settings tab. This will completely reset IE, including any addons you may have installed.

   Note
You will need to reinstall any addons you had, but try 1 at a time just in case it was 1 of them causing the issue
Hope this helps




Jeff

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Greetings, I am having issues with Windows Update! First of all when I click the Icon "Windows Update" It actually takes a few moments to get there, which is very unusual! When it does finally come up it shows an "X" on a red shield and says "Check for Updates for your computer - Always install the latest updates to enhance your computer's security and performance" So I click "Check for Updates" and immediately receive an error! "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." Nope, that doesn't work nor did completely shutting it down. So I opened the Administrative Tools and then Services. Scrolled down until I located Windows Update, and clicked on Start the service. I receive the following error: Windows count not start the Windows Update service on Local Computer. Error 0x8007277a: The requested service provider could not be loaded or initialized. So I went to Bing typed in the error code and located a Microsoft webpage about the error and started following instructions and ran First the Norton removal tool, then removed AVG then downloaded and ran Windows Update Diagnostic. It did not fix all the issues. Weird that it told me to run in default & aggressive modes, but there was no different modes.

Website: Error Page - Microsoft Community

The attachment Troubleshooting WU error.png is what I get when I ran the diagnostic. The Troubles... Read more

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Hello everyone. After much googling and my own attempts, I'm still having difficulties with my mic. It works some of the time, and when it does it's super quiet although I have all the volume controls all the way up.

I own an Asus Eee Pc 1001p. It has Windows 7 Starter, Intel 82801 PCI Bridge 2448, and also the lovely Realtek HD software crap that seems awful from what I've read. The mic is built into the laptop.

I've turned up the volume, checked to make sure boost was on in just about every place: windows controls, skype controls, and realtek controls. The mic will work sometimes, but like I said it's pretty quiet when it does. And sometimes it doesn't even work at all.

Thank you for reading
 

Answer:Mic not working after checking all kinds of volume controls

Do you mean when you speak into the mike the sound that comes out is quiet, this sounds to me like it could be a sound card problem have a look in the device manager to see if there are problems devices.
 

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When I started up my computer, a Dell Optiplex 780, I was presented with a black checkdisk screen that reads ""to skip disk checking press any key" withing 5 seconds, but no matter how many keys I pressed, the counter WILL NOT stop counting down and the disk check proceeds EVEN THOUGH I HIT MULTIPLE keys MULTIPLE times!!! powering off the machine and trying again STILL NOT WORKING!! THERE IS NO WAY to MAKE IT STOP when I NEED TO DO SOMETHING IMPORTANT!!! I Googled the problem but NOTHING CAME UP like this has NEVER been a problem WITH ANYBODY ELSE IN THE PAST!!!
 
Any ideas on what the problem may be???

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Hi Guys... the below fix worked perfectly on my Home Premium machine... my Win Professional wasn't originally affected...

Stop the Windows Update Service (wuauserv).
Download and install KB3050265 reboot Download and install KB3102810

However, this week, my Win Professional machine suddenly got stuck on Checking for Updates in another endless loop. I tried the above fix again, no luck.

Any advise would be appreciated..

Again, thanks!

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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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OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium

Answer:Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates"

Is KB3145739 already installed? If not, you can try to download and install it manually:

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Did a install not an upgrade of Win7Ult over Win7 and now this. Didn't do anything out of the ordinary to cause this. So I don't think I need to start screwing with the registry or anything like that. Win update trouble shooter said all was well and no issues were present; A couple resetting windows update data store...don't know what that means, but i see this amongst other things all the time I run the Windows Update Trouble shooter. If you've used this app you'll know what I mean.

Is it a matter of just waiting a day or two?? Thank you

On a side note many of the OEM drivers were already there and not erased when I installed the Win7Ult. I was asked if I wanted to overwrite them. What was strange is that they weren't active until I reinstalled them....strange.

Answer:Win7 update and now standalone updater continously checking...FML

Hi allstock This is a known issue on fresh installs of Windows 7. If you don't have the SP1 already, install it. If not, install the latest servicing stack below, and then install the Convenience Rollup update (can be downloaded from the Windows Update Catalog website). That should do the trick.Servicing Stack: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369Convenience Rollup: https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=3125574

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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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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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For 3 days now, Windows keeps trying to install 22 updates, which is frustrating to get online.
I am fairly new at this, and don't know how to stop it.
Also, when you receive new updates, like windows security, can you delete previous ones.
I probably have 25 security updates from windows.
Please help.

Answer:Windows Update keeps searching, checking, installing, failing

1. You should not delete any security updates. They all address different problems
2. Change your update settings to "let me decide whether to install". And when the culprits appear, go into "available updates" right click on those updates and "hide" them.

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

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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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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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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OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium
 
I am unable to install recent Windows Vista updates because the updater hangs at "Checking for updates". Attempts to fix the problem seems to have made the problem worse.
 
Before attempted fixes 13 updates were detected and I selected 11 to install ... but the download stalled with 0 bytes downloaded.
 
Then I tried a couple of fixes ... and now "Checking for updates" hangs ... and "Most recent checks for updates" says "never" ... and "Updates installed" says "never".
 
Here's what I've tried:
 
1. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-update/windowsvista-updates-are-not-downloading-to-system/1416dc8d-1bad-4367-900c-6a07d3fda6e5?auth=1
 
"Resetting the entire Windows Update Component manually"
 
I did this using the command prompt as outlined in the article. This created a new Windows\Catroot2 folder and a new Windows\System32\SoftwareDistribution folder ... which I assume is the reason for the "never" labels mentioned above.
 
2. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/windows-vista-will-not-update-no-errors-appears-to/3318c1fb-62e4-44f2-95ab-19ef48398091?auth=1
 
Installed the latest version of the Windows Update Agent.
 
I used file "WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" with the /wuforce switch and ran it from a HDD not containing the OS.
 
3. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/troubleshoot-problems-installing-updates#1TC=w... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates"

Is KB3145739 already installed? If not, you can try to download and install it manually:
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51871
 
This patch can really help.
 
(First disable Windows Update. After applying this patch, check the updates manually. Later you can enable it again if you want.)

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