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About two years ago I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 in my system. After installation I fully updated the Windows , installed FSX and went to Windows "Update Settings" in Control Panel and selected " Do not check for updates".Then I took a drive image of both C & D drives.  Next I installed my various addons and did not update Windows again. My system and FSX have been running well . Two days ago I decided to go with a semi fresh installation of FSX . I restored my Windows to the mentioned drive image. After restoration both Windows and FSX worked great. Then I went to Control Panel to check for updates. As you know at first Windows installed a prerequisite called Update Agent and then " Checking for Updates" started and continued for several hours but nothing happened. Now I want to know is this due to the large amount of updates offered by MS to W7 during this long time and I should continue my waiting or there is something wrong with my system.

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About two years ago I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 in my system. After installation I fully updated the Windows , installed FSX and went to Windows "Update Settings" in Control Panel and selected " Do not check for updates".Then I took a drive image of both C & D drives. Next I installed my various addons and did not update Windows again. My system and FSX have been running well . Two days ago I decided to go with a semi fresh installation of FSX . I restored my Windows to the mentioned drive image. After restoration both Windows and FSX worked great. Then I went to Control Panel to check for updates. As you know at first Windows installed a prerequisite called Update Agent and then " Checking for Updates" started and continued for several hours but nothing happened. Now I want to know is this due to the large amount of updates offered by MS to W7 during this long time and I should continue my waiting or there is something wrong with my system.

I have seen Windows 7 take a rather long time finding new updates if I have not run it for 2 or 3 months - (as long as 15 or 20 minutes). "Hours" seems excessive, but if the updater is trying to compile several years worth of updates, perhaps that is normal?

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Yea  Jim is  correct  I hadn't  updated    for  around  6  months lol   took forever  to download  the updates  and  just as  long  to install them

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I too just done a reinstall of Windows seven after a few updates the last one being the update agent I checked for updates after 6 hours still checking, wouldn't expect to take this long especially as I reinstalled Windows a couple of months back and had no problems maybe something to do with this update agent.

 

Jim

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I wouldn't be surprised if MS was using this method to nudge people into use Windows 10.

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I wouldn't be surprised if MS was using this method to nudge people into use Windows 10.

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Ive had the same issue with win 7 searching for updates for hours on end.

I did too,  just wait long enough.

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Check out this article-

http://superuser.com/questions/951960/windows-7-sp1-windows-update-stuck-checking-for-updates.

After using these options on 3 of my Win7 machines, updates are running much quicker.

 

                      ^This^

 

Or... install these two...

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710

 

I recently experienced a similar situation after restoring my older Win7 disk image. After some research, I was brought to a similar page with the KB's I've linked above. Simply install the referenced patches individually, restart, and Windows Update should get back to normal. Granted - if your Win7 installation is really out of date, it will take more time than normal for it to parse through all the needed items, but not 6 hours long.

 

It's not a secret conspiracy by Microsoft to move people along to Win10 - just a nice screw up which seems to present itself depending on the patch level of the machine being updated.  This summer has not been a good few months for Microsoft and Windows 7 patch quality control.

 

Good luck to anyone still affected by it!

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Thanks for. The links above followed instructions and after about ten minutes 142 updates found took about 4 hours to download and install.

 

 

Thanks,jim

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Well.... have tried everything listed here, and still W7 will not update. 

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I used to let Windows 7 update automatically, and I was quite happy to let it sort itself out. Then along came KB3177723 (the Egypt Daylight Saving Time update), and it stopped my PC from booting up! It took me ages to get rid of it, and since that day I have stopped updating Windows 7 altogether. I really do not have the time to mess about correcting "glitches" like that.

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same! recently I did a clean install of 27 PE and ran windows update. took me 8h to fetch all updates (ca250 of them) but when restarting the comp to install those, it said failed to install updates, reverting installation.

 

any thoughts?

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Yep same here,  I reinstalled Windows 7 a while back. Windows did Install some Updates but from previous experience i knew i was still missing at least 100 or more "Important" Updates as apposed to "recommended" ones,  I done all the Usual,  Installed the Update Agent,  I left my computer on and searching for Updates for over 24 hours and still nothing.  I lost interest then and forgot about it.  A couple of days later and not even searching for Updates they appeared "ready to Install"  and that was that

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Well.... have tried everything listed here, and still W7 will not update. 

 

This is what finally worked for me... have used it on several installs with different hardware (Intel and AMD).

 

http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-7-keeps-checking-for-updates-for-hours/

 

Go to the bottom of solution #1 and download the 8 KB's directly from their website (rather than MS's tedious and convoluted downloading schema), then install as directed by the KB's.

 

HTH,

 

Greg

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I used to let Windows 7 update automatically, and I was quite happy to let it sort itself out. Then along came KB3177723 (the Egypt Daylight Saving Time update), and it stopped my PC from booting up! It took me ages to get rid of it, and since that day I have stopped updating Windows 7 altogether. I really do not have the time to mess about correcting "glitches" like that.

 

 

Bad idea Chris. You are effectively leaving your system vulnerable to attack. 

Yep same here,  I reinstalled Windows 7 a while back. Windows did Install some Updates but from previous experience i knew i was still missing at least 100 or more "Important" Updates as apposed to "recommended" ones,  I done all the Usual,  Installed the Update Agent,  I left my computer on and searching for Updates for over 24 hours and still nothing.  I lost interest then and forgot about it.  A couple of days later and not even searching for Updates they appeared "ready to Install"  and that was that

 

 

This is my sons PC I should mention, not my PC. But the interesting thing is that an old PC I used just for the internet [now decommissioned] had the same issue. 

 

For now, I've just left auto updates on to see what transpires, so we shall see.

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That's a fair point, but I am concerned that KB3177723 will be downloaded again, the system will try to install it, and then I will end up with a PC that does not boot up! If you have a solution to this dilemma, please let me know.

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This is what finally worked for me... have used it on several installs with different hardware (Intel and AMD).

 

http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-7-keeps-checking-for-updates-for-hours/

 

Go to the bottom of solution #1 and download the 8 KB's directly from their website (rather than MS's tedious and convoluted downloading schema), then install as directed by the KB's.

 

HTH,

 

Greg

 

 

 

Thanks Greg, but pretty sure I tried that the other day. Will try again though just in case.

That's a fair point, but I am concerned that KB3177723 will be downloaded again, the system will try to install it, and then I will end up with a PC that does not boot up! If you have a solution to this dilemma, please let me know.

 

 

On W7, you can set Windows Update to hide certain updates I recall.

 

I would turn auto update off and then check manually each month. The dodgy one should be ignored if you hide it. You can always run down the list to ensure it's not there. Or if it is there, untick it. 

 

Having said that, I would imagine they've fixed the issue by now. You'd have to research to confirm that. But essentially, fixed or not, you don't need this particular update so don't install it.

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I will manually check which updates are available. However, since I have not seen any other reports of KB3177723 resulting in PC boot problems, I rather get the feeling that there was no issue to correct for the wider community. Therefore, that particular nugget of joy will never be installed on my PC :smile:

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You don't need it anyway Chris. So yes, nuke it if there's any doubt. In fact fire up your Elite Dangerous Vulture and blast it with your pulse cannons. That's what I'd do.  :Tounge:

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Strange thing is that my W7 64bit on my PC is either slow to get updates or other times does not seem to find any, but my W7 32bit on the laptop is still getting loads of updates every week.

Almost as is MS wants to force everybody with W7 64 onto W10, they wouldn't do that, would they ? :smile: 

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Almost as is MS wants to force everybody with W7 64 onto W10, they wouldn't do that, would they ? :smile:

 

 

 

I hate conspiracy theories... but it does make me suspect such a thing, I must admit. 

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This is my sons PC I should mention, not my PC. But the interesting thing is that an old PC I used just for the internet [now decommissioned] had the same issue. 

 

For now, I've just left auto updates on to see what transpires, so we shall see.

 

Yes,  It was Very frustrating to spend hours Reinstalling a nice new windows 7 and Not be able to get all my Updates,  As you said give it a couple of days and hopefully they will come  

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