Had tried every suggested suggested tweak, ran every Update fixit program, every registry update. Let us know what happens after applying the methods explained in the suggested guide. I ran the Windows Troubleshooter, but when it returned me to Windows Updates, it said no new updates available. Thank you Neil in advance. I put old motherboard back and still same problem! You might encounter several minor issues. Nothing seems to have changed in more than 5 and a half hours.
Once that was done, I was able to run Windows Update again, and it found new updates which installed quickly and flawlessly. Note: Checking for updates can take a long time depending on your internet connection speed and the number of updates that need to be installed. This worked for me on 2 Win7 systems and for many, many others at another forum who had the same issue. Meantime I launched Windows Update to search for updates and, indeed, I noticed that the process went on for very long time never finding anything nor stopping and coming to an end, just as the owner had told me. May be I shuld go for the manual sp1. It would not update, just a continuous checking for updates.
Can you please explain how the windows update works for me? Many everyone is using magnetic generators along with the reason behind this is because they get several advantages through them. I was checking the log every so often, no errors, and continuous activity. It took a while just because I followed your instructions to wait an hour on each of my first two attempts to repair windows update. Make sure they stay stopped. After installing the update and restarting the system, again try to update Windows. In the pop-up command line window, type the following commands one by one and hit Enter key on your keyboard after each command. Type net stop wuauserv 3.
My SoftwareDistribtuion folder was 6. And yes, the offline update takes forever, just let it run. Can you please help me? Tip: if you see a specific update error, go ahead to Microsoft knowledge base which provides step-by-step instructions. Make sure they stay stopped. When I manually switch off and restart the computer, it instantly goes back to the updating screen even when I press f8 repeatedly or hold down the f8 key. I had to stop the windows update service at least 3 times.
If you are checking for updates for the first time, you should allow for several hours. I need to install the 2015 C++ runtime redistributable package for some applications to work. One processor core would max out and one of the tasks in the taskbar devoured a gigabyte of memory. Anyhow, only a few minutes can figure it out. It will also cut down on how many more Windows updates will need to be installed later. Thank you once more time for your support!!!! You might also be interested in: Solutions to Windows Update Checking for Updates Before you start, we suggest making a copy of your system disk.
Install this update first, and try again. Download the latest update for the windows update client This should be the first step in the troubleshooting process, especially if your windows 7 operating system is a fresh or new installation and this is the first time you are checking for windows updates. We believe it could also help some of you to get rid of the checking for updates stuck issue. I'm not arrogant enough to say that this will fix your problem. Does anyone have the similar problem and have a solution for this? Thanks for sharing your view. But then I let it run, forgot about it, and I think after 6+ hours it finally finished. Please check in the link below After that we could try update the Windows Update Agent to the latest version.
Thanks a span anyway and look forward to your recommendations. The process took ~20 hours but it finally produced an installation list with 191 updates. This last point is important as it removes all obsolete updates this in itself speeds up the check-for-updates process - there's less to check. Hi, According to your description, we could try reset Windows Update components. For the record, I'm quite sure the steps I outlined would have accomplished the same thing, without changing your firewall settings. Have tried Method 1, 2, and 3 yet nothing works.
This can be done , or. After several reboots and retries, I left mine running on check for updates for 3 days and nada. Now updating is back to normal. First, we will open a command prompt in admin mode. I'll have to visit Bleeping Computer more often.
Repeat steps 2, 5, and 6. Sorry, but I had already done this and sadly these suggestions have not worked. Antivirus software can help protect your computer against virus attack and other security threats, but also may prevent some applications from normal running. Do you know of any way to get a list of all these and have them pre-downloaded and maybe on another drive somewhere to that I can more quickly reload with a reformat? So, just follow the step by step guide shared below to fix windows update stuck at 0% in Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system. Best Regards, Tao Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
The only sense of progress i see is that the Software Distribution folder is slowly growing Thanks for your fix — it worked. Right click on Windows update service and Stop it. Now you need to scroll down and find Windows update service from here. I need a more aggressive fix. Maybe I should consider Ubuntu … feeling pretty low right now. So, now before I take the plunge and click on update installer, how do I keep this thing from installing the Windows 10 Anniversary update? Did you follow the article carefully, in order? I found your suggestions in my previous research; I just didn't want to list all the things that I tried in my initial post. Step 4 : Now you have to go to the Services window again and then Start the Windows update service by right clicking on it.