At this time again, circa August 2016 the fix seems to be manually downloading and applying these two updates, in this sequence. After reviewing them they included the Windows 7 November 2016 rollup update and the Remove Malicious Software Removal tool and 6 security updates for my Office 2007 suite , I selected the Install option and after 36 hours it still showed that 0% had been downloaded. Windows Update kept searching for updates indefinitely and occasionally the error message 80080005 would appear. Read this tutorial by Brink. Microsoft Fix It Microsoft Fix It is a service Microsoft provided as a form of self-service.
Hi guys, well I know that there are many other threads about this but nothing really helped me and I really home someone can come up here with a solution to my problem. If you tried, search in Bing with the update starting with kb then put with it failed or taking long to install. Nothing seems to be constant with this just yet. ?? Riff88, how long have you left Windows update running for? There is a product key for Microsoft. Today i was checking for updates manuall because i have Svchost. If you are checking for updates for the first time, you should allow for several hours.
The solution is to temporarily set the boot flag to the windows partition, apply the update and then set the boot flag back to the ordinary partition. Microsoft has this process very well documented and you should follow the steps clearly outlined in the following knowledge base article: 6. Does anyone have an idea how I could fix this? Does your laptop have a Microsoft sticker on the bottom or in the battery compartment for Windows 7 Pro. I'm going to let it run for the day, and see what happens. Apparently everyone is having trouble with the updates. Reboot the system after the script is finished, and you're done. Hi, Yep I've reinstalled both 7 home premium and pro in the last week and I can say pro took the longest searching and even installing updates, Home premium went very well but searching did take a little while to complete I always use on the install option to only install Important updates only Once on the desktop I confirm the box to include Recommended the same way is Unchecked.
Downloaded the five files above and installed them and everything works as should. On a multiboot system, the system commonly boots into some kind of a menu where you can choose between different operating systems. Should that be the case, it's worthwhile to set the Power Option to never sleep the machine and let it run overnight to see if it gets anywhere. Dalai's original workaround to install individual Windows kernel-mode driver Win32K. I know after a while when i shut down it's going to have updates to install again, then it'll do the same when i restart it.
Some manual intervention is needed. I then ran another Check for updates and within 1 minute it came back with no important updates available. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!! Hope the new updates work, but hell, at least Win Updater recognizes my computer again. I'm still not sure if it will ever finish, but at a pace that will let a glacier far outrun it, it does appear to be getting somewhere. Right now, i checked updates with Belarc Advisor and it found 14missing updates, all they are Securit Updates.
Somewhere around five minutes… a lot depends on internet speed, time of day, speed of computer, etc. Outback Australian fed up with Windows antics. I still wonder how people have not discovered this and whine that updates take a long time. I reconnected to the net and checked for updates, in a matter of a few minutes it found 149! Configuring updates, then reverting back etc and it crashed again so had to hit reset again. Hi, Windows update doesn't work on a win7 sp1 pc.
Thanks for posting this it was great! Okay this will be a long post. The solution about is the easy and simple. 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. The answer is simple: This particular update contains a more recent as far as I know the latest version of the Update Agent. It seems that all fresh installs of Microsoft Windows 7 fail to successfully update using the built-in Windows Update. Booted back up ok now I'm trying to check for updates etc, but it constantly hangs on checking for updates.
But I also change the default to check for updates but let me choose when to download and install them. The other thing to note is 3172605 initially indicated it was not correct for my machine. I have saved different methods from forums and what I have in a document includes two other updates. Note that you need to download the 32-bit version if you run a 32-bit version of Windows 7, and the 64-bit version of the update if you run Windows 7 64-bit. The Basics I call this the basics, because, well, they really are the basics. Hope this helps, we got this going thanks to Imacri 2 posts higher than this one.
If you see the Windows Update icon on the right side of the taskbar, it is downloading and installing. The current version is highlighted in bold. Thanks once again Kriss Thank you so much, I almost give up then I stumbled upon your blog it was a game changer. Right click ' Command Prompt ' and select ' Run As Administrator '. 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.