Hope that helps. Reply Ed AlfordDecember 14, 2016 at 1:56 amPermalink OK, I'm trying opt 4 since nothing else works. This works, but some people might need a little additional direction. I worked my way down the list, most we're already installed, but two weren't, I didn't restart after the first one installed, but did have to stop the service after it http://wcsonline.org/windows-7/windows-7-update-stuck-checking-for-updates.html
Monthly security only update on 2nd Tuesday, this is not cumulative. Reply NeilPost authorJune 8, 2016 at 9:24 amPermalink Is it giving the same error ? Tries stopping Windows Update Services and then restarting the KB…msu installer but just l\keeps doing the same thing…..any ideas? Disable the Windows Update service in both the applet itself ("never check for updates") AND from services.msc (change it to "manual" and STOP the service, then click "OK").
Hope you have also tried method 2.1 & 2.2 and ensured you have restarted the system after installing the packages. I've had this issue for awhile and tried other "solutions" but this got me sorted out. permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]norcalscan 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago(1 child)This just worked for me - thank you! Solution: None of the solutions listed here work for issue 1.
If the status stays on "Checking for Updates" for an excessively long period of time (after a minor reset several people have reported the update check taking in excess of 8 I've got a new install. You can learn more about SFC tool and how to use it by going through METHOD 4 in following tutorial: [METHOD 4] How to Use SFC /SCANNOW Command in Windows? === Windows 7 Update Stuck Installing Check the EDIT section below, there is a much faster way to fully update Windows 7 SP1 after a clean install now.
This has worked for us in the past when none of the other solutions did. Windows 7 Update Stuck Downloading permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Amo387 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago(0 children)That's odd... Good work! Great!
Currently honing my entrepreneurial skills and trying to add value to people's lives. Windows Update Client For Windows 7 2016 Solution 1 works like a charm! djkwik66 As stated, I am reporting back: Out of the original set, the ones ending in 2810 and 8612 gave me "Not applicable to your computer". I can't boot to desktop, what I get is Startup Repair (recommended) in boot options and as soon as it starts, I see the same first window as in this video
permalinkembedsaveparentgive goldload more comments(2 replies)[–]dafta007 17 points18 points19 points 2 months ago(3 children)I... Reply DespoinaDecember 13, 2016 at 5:04 pmPermalink Thank you so much! Windows 7 Update Checking For Updates Forever I will continue to update this post as things change. Windows Update Client For Windows 7 I'm currently at Doupdate and it seems to be stuck on installing windows 6.1KB2533623-64msu.
permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]ripcurrent 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago(0 children)Yep! http://wcsonline.org/windows-7/windows-7-will-not-download-updates.html I fixed this on December 23, 2016. I have been trying for days to get the updates to install on a system I am working on. Now Windows Update will no longer stick at "Checking for updates" screen. Windows 7 Checking For Updates Never Ends
Even fixed the Microsoft's update agent software. Greetings from The Netherlands :-) Fred Thank you so much for this solution! You will require internet explorer to open that page. his comment is here And, should it be relevent to anyone, I used Firefox 39 to download it, not Internet Exploder. –Ed999 3 hours ago add a comment| up vote 0 down vote This is
for the articulate suggestions.Best regards, Vishak Reply 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 Windows Update Standalone Installer Searching For Updates On This Computer Forever Before you run this MSU you must make sure that the Windows update agent is not running otherwise it would not allow you to install this update. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?
If Service Pack 1 is not installed, install it before following this guide. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]good1dave[S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago(10 children)OK, if it's been fine through Oct than this 'fix' doesn't really apply to your situation. Finally the correct solutions. Windows Update Stuck Windows 10 Reply Darryl January 9, 2017 at 4:20 am I tried to install these updates but 3172605 and 3020369 both said "The update is not applicable to your computer." Any idea why
Thank you. As you know there have been many issues over the past year with Windows Updates on Win7. Initial Result = I still get the big red X on my Windows 7 pro (64-bit); however, the updates appear to have been installed. weblink The Basics I call this the basics, because, well, they really are the basics.
Both Win 7 and 8 found updates with in a few minsWindows 7 - KB3102810Windows 8 - KB3102812Google those KBs and make sure you download the correct one x64 or x86. Jmeek Let me add to the chorus of thank you's. Dan Mc I never heard about this issue till I ran into it with my laptop. I'm glad that worked for you.
Hats off and Cheers to you! But the main thing is the routine i needed to do it. djkwik66 Even the stand-alone installer won't work...it too gets stuck 'searching for already installed updates" and won't budge. I was last able to install updates on 6/17/16 before today.
gamerx Great solution. Much obliged Stef Usually long on the checking for updates, it also affects the install updates manually. Cant seem to get anything to work. More power to your elbow!
with this info I solved the problem in 10 minutes Reply aprilioOctober 24, 2016 at 5:02 pmPermalink trick #4 works like a charm, really appreciate your help 🙂 Reply RossOctober 25, permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]PeC_STO 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago*(0 children)No I didn't now I did it works, did the first step doing second, many thanks! You can run net stop wuauserv command in Command Prompt to temporary stop Windows Update service before installing each update. Windows update still hangs on searching for updates and cpu usage is at 100% Reply JVM January 3, 2017 at 10:54 am Your first fix before trying the MS Fixit tool
I can't tell you how relieved I am to get this working again... Installing ..\w61-x64\glb\Windows6.1-KB2533623-x64.msu… Installing update 2 of 9 (stage size: 80)… Verifying integrity of ..\w61-x64\glb\Windows6.1-KB2639308-x6 Warning: Hash files ..\md\hashes-w61-x64-glb.txt and ..\md\ha t found. Hope you might have other ideas. Now go to following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows 3.
Unfortunately, the KB's would not install whatsoever. Then I tried following cluberti comments on this and even haley_joel_osteen ones on Reddit still not solving the problem.