One core went to 100%, the svchost task went to a gigabyte of memory. Click View Update History to see a log of all updates that have been applied to your computer. Looks like I will study up on the Rollup method and do that John C. Checking Remote Desktop Client version. Please help, it's doing my canister in. This is what fixed it for me in order and exactly If the July 2016 update fixes it all by itself, why not shorten you answer to a more manageable size? Thank you everyone for your help, i really appreciate it. Now, when I try to check manually for Windows Updates it just hangs on the Checking for updates screen.
Restarting the Windows Update server did nothing either. Lately on other laptops with Windows 7 the Updates have been slow, very slow. You said this started happening after a stream of Malware infections? Noel Paton Nil Carborundum Illegitemi No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors. In this situation, you can solve the problem by deleting all the currently downloaded updates and retrying. Any ideas what to do next? I even decided to do a web search for anything else and the above methods are scattered in various ways. When I finished installing all 100 or so updates, I tried running Windows Update again.
All due respect, but If the update client had fixed it for me I would have stopped there, upvoted your post and moved on. After it is finished, please restart the computer. . It booted back up ok, then after a few hours it did the same thing. Then check again for any upadates. This seems like a very long time.
You had also mentioned to me you are dealing with other computer issues. Even if it didn't, it was worth a try. Double click downloaded file to run the System Update Readiness Tool. After doing some googling, I am aware that my problem is different from the others. Hopefully one of these solutions fixes the problem and that your Service Pack 1 will install correctly. It seems to repair the Catroot2 folder as part of the repair. You may need to restart your computer.
This time there were 50 updates. Then restart the computer and run Windows Update. Checking Windows Service Pack version. Run the file as an administrator. From the center of this window you can see if you are running Windows in 32-bit or 64-bit.
Bits is only used for downloading updates and not for scanning computers for updates. Then restart the computer and run Windows Update. Fixit did nothing for me. If you had to restart your computer in the previous step, follow Steps 1-3 to return to this screen. This will make it Much faster to update Windows 7 after a clean install, no more Windows update issues and many reboots.
Then, in the resulting dialog box, click the System Restore button. Here are a few other things you can try: Check for malware. I would make sure your backup is good. All I'm saying is that this fixed your problem for me. I did all this three or four days ago. I can try to go a little further but at this point I am only throwing some troubleshooting darts.
I am desperate need of help. Third time round there were 79 updates. What else is going on? When you are prompted, please click to check the box before the Aggressive option. If I may encounter any problem in the coming future, then what am I supposed to do? With problems I like to start with the simplest solution first. Looks like I will study up on the Rollup method and do that John C. I can try to go a little further but at this point I am only throwing some troubleshooting darts. I was planning to do the Free Windows 10 Upgrade and just now wondered if I really need all the Windows 7 Updates? A Trojan or other malicious program could be intentionally blocking the update, and it may have already compromised your antivirus program.
I even decided to do a web search for anything else and the above methods are scattered in various ways. Please download the tool from the following link: 2. Please refer to the following steps to resolve this issue. But I observed that after a reboot, the update which got stuck would then install successfully. Let me know how it goes. When i first start checking for updates, I can hear the hard drive as if it's doing something then after 30 seconds or so, the hard drive goes quiet.