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Windows 7 Update Taking Forever


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#1 sony12

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:25 PM

Unable to run any Windows Update since a couple of months and each time I go to Windows Update it takes forever and no updates were found nor installed.



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#2 MoxieMomma

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:40 PM

Hi:

 

See this post - the process worked for me on 2 systems and for many other folks.

Basic principle: manual installation of the standalone versions of KB3020369 and (most importantly) KB3172605:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/631190/windows-update-stuck/#entry4118065

 

And these other threads:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/632115/windows-7-updates-stopped-working/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/621990/windows-update-taking-forever/

 

(Sevenforums.com has many similar threads, all with roughly the same steps.)

 

If that process does not work or if you are getting specific error codes, then you may have another issue.

 

Let us know how it goes, so that we can all learn.

 

EDIT: On the other hand, if this is the same computer as the one HERE with a BSOD problem, then you may have other issues, for sure.

 

Cheers,

MM


Edited by MoxieMomma, 13 November 2016 - 01:42 PM.


#3 sony12

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:44 PM

Thank you very much for your answer. I have already tried to follow the process already in place on the links and yes it is the same computer as the one with BSOD problem, unfortunately.
 



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:49 PM

Hi:

 

The BSOD is the higher priority.

BSOD are most often the result of hardware problems, driver conflicts or (sometimes) malware (e.g. rootkits).

 

I suggest getting that resolved, one way or the other, first.

If - for example - you have bad hardware, then you're wasting your time to try to fix a WU problem.

 

JMHO as a non-expert.

 

Good luck,

 

MM



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:51 PM

Since you have a topic open in the BSODs/Crashes forum...I am closing this topic to avoid confusion.  If the folks there cannot assist you in finding a solution...then send me a PM and I will reopen this topic and we will give it a go.

 

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