I will likely let it run for many many more hours since I made it this far. I track this to windows updates in task manager. Our company have so many win7 clients cannot install the updates correctly but for win10 clients they can easily to be installed the patches. Tried these methods and none actually worked. First I updated all the links to point to the Microsoft Update Catalog website for continuity, and because Microsoft keeps breaking the Knowledge Base Article download pages. Locate the Event Log service, and right-click to select it. December 29, 2016 at 5:30 am Hello.
November 4, 2016 at 7:34 am This is a known issue with Windows 7 and 8. I went back to the manual file and clicked on it to install and this time it installed. Steps 1 through 4 still must be done first to fix the Checking For Updates issue. Starting the service will take a moment. Then came across MoxieMomma's solution and it worked beautifully. Voila, now hundreds of updates should be offered in Windows Update to update for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 after only a few minutes.
November 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm Hi Neil. Click Start, Choose Run, and in the Run box, type services. Your current security settings for all other Web sites will remain as they are currently configured. Windows update had found updates but wouldn't install them. Or worse yet…you have to find things made by third parties to try to fix the problemS. Verify the Service status is Started.
And yes, the offline update takes forever, just let it run. I have done 10 days research on this and Finally I decided to go with Wsus method on of the computer. Presented below is the most successful method, followed by common pit falls and alternate strategy. Find Windows Update, manually stop this service. By qualification, I am technocrat with an M.
Went to Windows Update and clicked to check for updates manually 8. You can if need be, copy the contents back from the renamed softwareDistribution. September 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm Hello. Currently downloading and installing them at the moment. December 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm After over a week of searching for a resolution to the Windows Update problem, I came across your solution. The first three methods did not work, this is the fourth and last option.
That problem has been pestering me for months and appears solved now. Win update was previously not able to download anything for the last 6 months, and now is back to normal, no complaints. Want to empower yourself with some advanced technical know-how? At this point I run that and let it install whatever updates it finds. July 19, 2016 at 11:24 am Hi Neil. I tried everything I could find on the internet.
Basically, i can't update windows through the windows update and downloading the standalone installers directly because it gets stuck I then can't install the needed redistributables to run new programs that need it only have the 2010 C++ redists Solutions i've tried: I tried running some solutions in the internet as it may be a common problem but so far, none of them have worked. Can you please help me what i need to do? Once that was done, I was able to run Windows Update again, and it found new updates which installed quickly and flawlessly. First, we will open a command prompt in admin mode. Losing the history of Windows Updates is not important. Someone suggested installing 10 at a time and this worked for awhile then it stopped installing them again. I went through most all steps and it took hours to download all the updates.
Question 1 While this worked it in then took almost 3 hours to download and install 223 updates. Why does Microsoft make everything so hard? Thank you MoxieMomma, This did the trick, The first update was already installed 3020369 , so I rebooted and installed the second. You can create a repository of the updates in a server and then install in all your client machines. I have no idea what update got everything sorted out but using this I was able to get a bunch downloaded and installed. Follow my social media here: Facebook, Twitter, etc. November 3, 2016 at 7:47 am thank you so much neil.
I did a clean install on a Dell laptop, 3 years old, and followed the instructions starting with 1 through 2. Most people have posted that they have waited from 5 hours to 24 hours for the downloads from Microsoft. Services showed Windows Update service running, auto start delayed startup. I look at the time it often takes an experienced tech professional like myself to figure things out and then wonder how people with no experience using computers are ever supposed to figure things out. July 13, 2016 at 6:05 pm Trying to get the free upgrade from 8. Swapped out processor and cmos battery,no help! I put old motherboard back and still same problem! The user has to do that step first so it makes logical sense to read it first. .