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#1 pinegum

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:20 PM

Running Win7....I've been using windows update regularly with no problems.

There are 15 recommended updates, when I try to update, nothing happens.

Tried their recommended "Fixit"..that didn't work either.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Pinegum


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:25 PM

Try doing them a couple at a time. It's a pain but it works for me...


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#3 pinegum

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:38 PM

Thanks jburd, I've tried that also and still doesn't work. It's been running now for 25 minutes and still nothing.



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:50 PM

Does it error out? If so what is the error code.  Or does it just spin and spin?


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:03 PM

A number of Win 7 users have similar issues with Windows Update.

 

Try going to Windows Update, let it run for about an hour without interrupting the check for updates.

 

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:51 PM

Have you seen this :

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Hello

To resolve this issue : first install KB3145739.
Next you should restart and then you can check for updates in manual mode.
It takes between 5 or 10 minutes.

It worked for me on Windows 7 x86 and x64.

More informations on this site http://sm.krelay.de/wu/ !

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Thanks to: 'Chooky'   at:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-update-hanging-when-downloading-april-12-patches-502886.shtml

 

Ignore all the turgid comments.

It's the last comment ~13:00  there.

It certainly seemsto have stopped the complaints.



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:17 PM

Have you seen this :

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Hello

To resolve this issue : first install KB3145739.
Next you should restart and then you can check for updates in manual mode.
It takes between 5 or 10 minutes.

It worked for me on Windows 7 x86 and x64.

More informations on this site http://sm.krelay.de/wu/ !

"

Thanks to: 'Chooky'   at:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-update-hanging-when-downloading-april-12-patches-502886.shtml

 

Ignore all the turgid comments.

It's the last comment ~13:00  there.

It certainly seemsto have stopped the complaints.

This solved my problem, thanks.

Edit: Downloading of updates is still ridiculously slow.


Edited by JohnC_21, 14 April 2016 - 02:47 PM.


#8 pinegum

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:01 PM

Thanks to all for your suggestions. I had to leave for the day after I posted my problem and left the update request "spinning". When I got home 8 hours later they've all been downloaded, including KB3145739.
Thanks Again!!

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:26 AM

Have you seen this :

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Hello

To resolve this issue : first install KB3145739.
Next you should restart and then you can check for updates in manual mode.
It takes between 5 or 10 minutes.

It worked for me on Windows 7 x86 and x64.

More informations on this site http://sm.krelay.de/wu/ !

"

Thanks to: 'Chooky'   at:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-update-hanging-when-downloading-april-12-patches-502886.shtml

 

Ignore all the turgid comments.

It's the last comment ~13:00  there.

It certainly seemsto have stopped the complaints.

For Vista: First I read the article in German. The updates KB3078601, KB3087039 and KB3109094 were allready installed on my system. So I've installed the "magic" KB3145739 and checked updates manually, It took ten minutes only to find available updates. I've installed 14 updates very quickly.

 

Thanks to IzaDoodle. Thanks to German guys. You made my day. :bananas:

 

I'll try it for Windows 7 now.

 

UPDATE: Success in Windows 7 too. Updates found in 30 minutes. Not as good as in Vista. Number of clients?  :)


Edited by devilus, 15 April 2016 - 08:51 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:38 AM

I am in your debt!
manually install KB3145739 <-- had to find the 32 bit version for my machine but it did the trick!

Who ever found this is a savior to me after DAYS of troubleshooting this mess.(Includes all the fixes found at MS sites and tons of forums)
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Posted 19 April 2016 - 06:45 AM

A NEW SYMPTOM IN WINDOWS 7 (since yesterday): CPU usage still high (svchost.exe 50-55%), even if checking updates seems to be completed in10-15 minutes. CPU usage drops down only if restarting the computer. :angry:


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:55 AM

I had to deal with the same symptom last week in the church sound desk computer - noting it was sluggish and having problems updating. svchost.exe was pinning the CPU at 50% and the thread involved was wuauserv, the updater service.

I used the brute-force solution of deleting the contents of the Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, which forces re-installation of the Updater, re-indexing of the update status and rebuilding of the database store. It certainly resolved the issue, but I can't say whether it will for you, or if it's necessarily the best way to go about it.

The equivalent option documented by Microsoft offers an automated Fixit, or a detailed manual procedure:

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

Less drastic possible courses of action to try first are noted here:

https://blog.krissmilne.tech/windows/windows-7/windows-7-stuck-on-checking-for-updates
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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:14 AM

I'm tired of Windows Update problems and trying different solutions. I'll let it be for a while and observe only. Thanks anyway.

 

(By the way, checking for updates in Vista is running without such problems as before.)


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 01:53 AM

Many people have seen problems with Windows Update lately. See e.g. this thread:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?&showtopic=46103

 

I suffered under a different kind of problem. Windows Update recently recommended that I install the same Update twice. One was under "Important Updates" and the other was listed under "Optional" updates.



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:43 AM

I suffered under a different kind of problem. Windows Update recently recommended that I install the same Update twice. One was under "Important Updates" and the other was listed under "Optional" updates.

Thanks for making the link Willy, making clear the need for also having the latest Windows Updater ( KB3138612 ).

No surprise the ranking of your ' duplicated ' update may flip-flop over time & there seems to be a bit of a lag in what info WU holds onto once it's got it, unless you clear it out completely. One would expect WU to handle it if you tried installing again while already installed, but no point in tempting providence, unless you have too.




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