A couple of years ago, the time it took for a fresh install of Win7 to search for its updates was about an hour, followed by a few hours of actually installing them. Now I'm finding EVERY single pc I do fresh installs on take 24+ hours at the searching for updates stage. As a PC technician, this causes frustrating delays for my customers, who I previously offered a next day service to. Now, I'm finding, through no fault of my own, that I have to keep their machines for 3-4 days to get them updated. I can't give customers unpatched Win7 machines.
I've tried the Window standalone updater (or servicing stack updater) (KB3020369) - and this also takes hours to do anything. This is on a freshly installed Win 7 sp1 on a new standard magnetic hard disk.
I am getting so P$$%ed of with Microsoft and its obfuscation of what it's doing, no progress indicators or dialogs of what it's doing, just days of waiting, might be 1 day, or 3.
The only other option I can think of is to set up a WSUS or SCCM server. Any suggestions?
Edited by Adam Pollard, 07 June 2016 - 04:57 AM.