Win 7 not updating RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    hope someone can help.  unfortunately had to do a clean install of win 7 64 bit.

    Installed Sp1, would not update - sat on checking for updates for 7 hours.

    Downloaded and installed kb3006137 + kb947821

    Tried to update using internet and KB317206, in both cases computer sat there for hours searching for updates.  i dont know if this is a genuine time for this process or something is wrong.  how long should this process take of searching before the process moves to the next stage?

    Friday, November 18, 2016 1:36 AM

All replies

  • Please try to install these 3 stand-alone updates, in order:

    1. Kb3020369
    2. kb3125574
    3. kb3172605

    Please let us know the results.


    Gilles Tremblay
    MCSE Server | Desktop | Messaging | Collaboration | Productivity | Mobility | Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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    Friday, November 18, 2016 1:46 AM
  • will do, thank you
    Friday, November 18, 2016 2:06 AM
  • downloaded all 3, but would not go past Kb3020369, just sat on indicator saying checking for updates.  what to do next?
    Friday, November 18, 2016 2:54 AM
  • some things have changed.  i have wiped the disk clean and have started again.  Windows did some updates by itself.  i have installed SP1, also a couple of other updates, and now it has all come to a grinding halt again. Have included a screen shot of updates done.  please advise how i can make the updates work.  right now it sits for hours checking for updates, but cant seem to move forward.

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:32 AM
  • Hi,

    First of all, we may try turning it on in safe mode and clean boot with networking first, then try restart the update.

    The windows update troubleshooter may be a good idea, please try it.

    Troubleshoot problems with installing updates:


    Try fixing Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool:


    We may also try to reset windows update components to narrow down the issue.

    How do I reset Windows Update components?


    For more about the issue, please refer to the link:

    Windows Update freezes when you install updates in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista:


    In addition, I also found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advices may help you, please refer to the link:

    Windows 7 SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates:


    Please Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, November 21, 2016 9:17 AM
  • I find this solution usually works just make sure you follow it word for word.

    Windows 7 Update solution

    Its an ongoing pain this windows update issue.

    Good Luck

    Monday, November 21, 2016 10:27 AM
  • Hello,

    see this thread with working solution verified: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/a73885c9-3d6a-468c-b8c6-2a18aa198b52/windows-update-taking-forever-again?forum=w7itproinstall

    1. run as ADMINISTRATOR command prompt and run:

    net stop wuauserv (hit enter)

    net stop bits (hit enter)

    2. After these services are stopped install IN THIS ORDER the following updates manually:

    Windows 7 x64 (64 bit)



    Windows 7 x86 (32 bit)



    3. Reboot you PC

    4. Start Windows Update again (it should take 15 minutes or less)

    Please, let us know.

    • Edited by Victor Ochs Monday, November 21, 2016 4:40 PM
    Monday, November 21, 2016 4:38 PM