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#1 BTC

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:37 AM

I just performed a clean install of Windows 7 professional and activated it

 

However, I can not get any windows updates. When I try to, the windows just stays in the "Checking for updates" 

 

I have let it run for several hours and no results.

I have done this before with other pc's and have never had this problem.

 

What should I do nect to get my computer up to date with windows updates

 

Thanks for any help

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:45 AM

This is a know issue with Windows 7 clean installs.

 

First download and install IE11

 

Then the update Agent.

 

Reboot and check for updates again. It may take 2 hours or longer. Some people have had to wait overnight. 

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:37 PM

There's an easier trick for this now John.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain/

The trick are the KB3083710 and KB3102810. I installed them on a clean Windows 7 SP1 install (each of them requires a restart), and then it took 5-10 minutes to find 200+ updates.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:14 PM

There's an easier trick for this now John.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain/

The trick are the KB3083710 and KB3102810. I installed them on a clean Windows 7 SP1 install (each of them requires a restart), and then it took 5-10 minutes to find 200+ updates.

Thanks for the tip Aura.  :thumbsup2:



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:22 PM

There's an easier trick for this now John.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain/

The trick are the KB3083710 and KB3102810. I installed them on a clean Windows 7 SP1 install (each of them requires a restart), and then it took 5-10 minutes to find 200+ updates.

 

Aura, you are awesome.

 

As soon as this semester is over, I am going to reinstall my Win 7 machine and even though I knew this was going to take some time, I would've been pulling my hair out if I'd run up against this.

 

Thank you, thank you for posting this info.

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:49 PM

Aura.....Would you still install the IE11 update & the Update Agent prior to your recommended installs of KB3083710 and KB3102810? Or will those two KB updates make JohnC_21's suggestion unnecessary??


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:58 PM

There's an easier trick for this now John.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain/

The trick are the KB3083710 and KB3102810. I installed them on a clean Windows 7 SP1 install (each of them requires a restart), and then it took 5-10 minutes to find 200+ updates.

 
Latest Windows update client is KB3138612... KB3083710 was superseded by KB3102810 >superseded by KB3112343 >superseded by KB3135445> superseded by KB3138612 :busy:
 

Aura.....Would you still install the IE11 update & the Update Agent prior to your recommended installs...


FWIW I would, and I would also install latest Cumulative Security Update for IE11 KB3139929. YMMV. :)



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:41 AM

KB3083710 is only superseded by KB3102810. The others are Windows Update Client updates, and not related to the long wait time and/or high CPU usage when looking for updates.

Also, I tested these two updates together and they work, good enough for me.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:58 AM

KB3083710 is only superseded by KB3102810. The others are Windows Update Client updates, and not related to the long wait time and/or high CPU usage when looking for updates.

Also, I tested these two updates together and they work, good enough for me.

 

Emphasis mine :)

 

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Edited by Union_Thug, 22 March 2016 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:14 AM

Weird, seems like Microsoft didn't adjust their KB articles accordingly then. Sigh.

Still, the two updates I listed will do the trick.

Edited by Aura, 22 March 2016 - 08:15 AM.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:35 AM

Weird, seems like Microsoft didn't adjust their KB articles accordingly then. Sigh.


MS Update Catalog is much more accurate than the KB's IMO. :wink:
 

Still, the two updates I listed will do the trick.


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Edited by Union_Thug, 22 March 2016 - 08:47 AM.





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