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If you stop the Windows Update service and then run the executable it appears to skip the "Serching for updates" step, and proceeds with the install. Applied patches, ran Windows Update again, and it found 196 important updates! I downloaded the .msu files in the order shown to a folder and then one by one ran them. and 3 worked for me. his comment is here

Usually, it works in the background. KB3020369 is included in the downloads for it allows for you to exclude the download of Windows 10 onto your system when Automatic Downloads is chosen in Windows Update (it may When Windows update on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 gets stuck, it stop updating and keep searching for updates. BINGO –danicotra Nov 13 '16 at 11:10 3125574 is a huge update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 (huge meaning 475MB), which updates Windows 7 to April 2016.

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Restart the PC Now you are ready to download and install the KB's in the list. A manual re-installation of the Windows Update Agent I can't post a link as I'm a new member but just google How to update the Windows Update Agent to the latest Do you think the free upgrade to Windows 10 is a good idea?Again thanks for you help, Guy Neil MahasethPost authorJuly 23, 2016 at 6:37 amPermalink Glad to know that Guy.

Thanks! The above mentioned solutions will definitely help you in fixing this annoying issue in Windows 7  as well as other Windows versions. Some of them popped up a message like "this update is not required for your computer", so I just deleted those without installing. Windows Update Standalone Installer Searching For Updates On This Computer another MS ploy that I absolutely hate.

Reply Alex November 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm I have to say steps two and three were the most helpful thanks for the info Reply Pingback: Who knew building a new How To Update The Windows Update Agent To The Latest Version Once I installed all the standalone updates in Solution 1, I ran Windows Update and it finally downloaded updates like usual. That is why I ran it twice because I did not see it complete cause I fell asleep. RafVerbiest New MemberJoined:Apr 25, 2016Messages:1Likes Received:0 Thanks @romit, I'd been struggling with this problem for some time, manually KB 3135445 solved it for me! #25 RafVerbiest, Apr 25, 2016 PShortflip New

I have let it check for "hours" but it doesn't stop nor does it find any updates, I always have to use task manager to get it to stop. Windows 7 Checking For Updates Never Ends Nicholas RoseDecember 22, 2016 at 12:26 amPermalink Been following this process from the beginning following the reinstall of Windows 7 Pro x64 from an external drive image backup. Thank you. Found your advice after a bit of a search and after a few failed attempts to fix the problem.

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Been using Linux for 10 years. Please check in updategenerator.exe which os version and architecture you had selected. Windows Update Client Kb3112343 DDR3. Windows Update Client For Windows 7 the last of the additional patches Dan listed.

After following both procedures (on a virtualbox I reset back to the same snapshot) I still had the hung update search. this content Is this normal? Have no idea what MS figured with this. –mkey Apr 8 '16 at 16:08 1 This method dows not allow to select what updates you want to install. share|improve this answer edited Aug 20 '16 at 20:23 Peter Mortensen 7,438145382 answered Aug 27 '15 at 15:04 Mikey A. Windows Update Client For Windows 7 2016

Bob Floyd RMF: Recently (~11/25/16) I was installing a fresh copy of "Windows 7 Pro x64 oem" on a new SSD and was having an impossible time with Windows Update stalling share|improve this answer edited Mar 20 at 10:17 Community♦ 1 answered Dec 26 '16 at 10:09 Reg Edit 1,083524 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote I had a similar Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories GPU HIERARCHY CPU HIERARCHY Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT Pro weblink I used this original CD media recently on several of my team hardware rebuilds (legal with each their own MS key 🙂 ) and never had issue.Anyway I am one happy

Thanks Jim Raymond AlanDecember 27, 2016 at 8:43 pmPermalink Hi - thanks for putting up this page. Windows 7 Update Stuck Downloading Sorry! i have tried a lot of fixes for 2 weeks then found your post.

I always open “important updates are available” and “optional updates are available” and use the check boxes to choose what I really want to download.

Sullivan, last updated on November 21, 2016 3:27 am | How to Guides Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. You will require internet explorer to open that page. Thank you for posting! –faldeland Sep 28 '16 at 14:45 @faldeland I'm glad it worked for you too. –Elder Geek Sep 28 '16 at 15:47 2 And now Kb 3135445 Always better to start your own thread as it my not get noticed.

Randy EdwardsDecember 9, 2016 at 11:36 pmPermalink It has now been 26 hours and still checking for updates. My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number LAPTOP. Thanks Neil MahasethPost authorJuly 22, 2016 at 6:40 amPermalink Are you sure update generator completed without any errors? check over here Several reboots involved.

Any ideas?ThanksDick JoelSeptember 9, 2016 at 9:49 pmPermalink Hello. Some of the updates would do similar to Windows Update itself - when I ran the update, I got a window which had a title of "Windows Update Standalone Installer", with Click on 'Install updates'. Look for Troubleshooting under Control Panel 2. Select “System and Security” option from Troubleshooting menu, then go ahead with “Fix problems with Windows Update.” 3.Select “Advance” option in the Windows update Troubleshooting

Hope this simple fix can help #30 JoeWest, Nov 7, 2016 (You must log in or sign up to post here.)Show Ignored Content Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2 This fixed my update problem and fixed my “Windows Update” on my Windows 7 computer. If I was using this program on an offline computer, would I copy the entire “wsusoffline” folder unto A thumb drive and copy it to the desktop and then run it? Michael MulhernDecember 11, 2016 at 4:19 amPermalink FLUSHDNS (Step 2) was the key for my Windows 7 installation!

In fact, several people have reported that “Checking for updates” step toke them about an hour after which windows update started working properly and detected the packages required for your system. for the articulate suggestions.Best regards, Vishak Juan Carlos HernándezSeptember 17, 2016 at 1:16 amPermalink You ar a genius… I have been trying for a whole day to fix it until I