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laptop stuck on "Checking for updates..." during Windows Update


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#1 clefty123

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 04:49 PM

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to post this?

 

But I need help.  When I go to Windows Update and click "Check for updates", my laptop just gets stuck there on "Checking for updates...".  I gave it about 6 hours and it never changed.  

 

This is for an older laptop that I don't use anymore.  I just turn it on every couple months to try to keep it updated.  It runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

 

Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.



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#2 kaljukass

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 05:54 PM

Please answer to these two questions,
  1. When current Windows 7 was installed, and whether SP1 is installed.
  2. When did you last got an upgrade? Was it ever updated after installed.

I had similar problem couple days ago that's why I ask.  Now it is solved. So, maybe is the same problem.



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:03 AM

The quick way...

 

Download this update (get your right 'bitness')

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3172605

 

Set Windows Updates in Control Panel to ''never check for updates'

 

Reboot.

 

Install that update.

 

Reboot.

 

Wait 5 to 10 mins for Windows to get its act together.

 

Change the Updates settings in Control Panel back to 'download and install automatically'

 

Now ask it to search for updates.


Edited by opera, 09 October 2016 - 01:03 AM.





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