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Windows 7 stuck on checking updates after re-image

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#1 chalup


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:16 AM

Terminal has POS7 imaged on it, I know it usually takes 5-6 hours for first round of updates to run, but it has been going for almost 24 hours. I thought there is a package out there somewhere that has the other SPs in it to make the process a lot quicker. Could anyone point me in the right direction?

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#2 Niweg


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:31 PM

 Go to this site: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=kb3125574 .  

That has all the updates from SP1 through April 2016.  The 64 bit version is 477 GB, the 32 bit one is 316 GB.


 Good luck.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

#3 gtrejo


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:49 PM

Had the same issue. I found this post on another site that worked for me. http://superuser.com/a/996072

I just downloaded and installed that update and after I rebooted my computer it took less than five minutes to find 226 updates to be installed.


Microsoft released a new Windows Update Client Update to fix the slow Update searching/Installation.

Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 7

32Bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=fcd6bf5d-f004-4ca3-aa7e-1de462b91dd0

64Bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4fe566bd-31b1-4413-8c4c-412b52533669

Stop Windows Update service (this speeds up the setup of MSU updates and the useless steps from Moab are not required) and try this Windows Update Client Update and see if it speeds up the installation of Updates.

There is also a newer version from March 2016. Also stop WU service and try to install this update.

On May 17th 2016 Microsoft released a new large Update Rollup, called Convenience rollup update, for Windows 7 SP1. This rollup package includes almost all the updates that were released after the release of SP1 for Windows 7 through April 2016.

You can download the update from the Windows Update catalog (currently only usable with IE) and manually install the MSU (again, stop the Windows Update service before doing a double click on the MSU) to have a Windows 7 which is up to date. Now try to check on for new updates in Windows Update and it should be faster because have a much newer update base and Windows Update should detect the missing updates easier.

If this is still not helping to search for new updates, use WSUSOffline to get all the updates.

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