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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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Hi

 

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.

+1

 

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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