But I still have one problem left. Many thanks for solving a huge issue and in the end it was easy and very straightforward! Going forward, Microsoft will offer a single large update once a month with bug and stability fixes. Where do I go from here? I think there is an incomplete uninstall at the root, but I can't find it. If all else fails, you may want to try contacting Microsoft for further assistance, but the steps in the article should get things working again. Hi people, I have come looking for some advice and hopefully a solution. Also, it requires the April 2015 servicing stack update in order to install step 2. Important: Windows 7 support ends in January 2020.
I was going to try the last process in this article to stop the windows update service, run the microsoft fixit tool for windows update issues and then install the latest version of the windows update agent. That is a shame as what I wanted to try and avoid is the having to be around rebooting all the time Thanks for the reply though : Also, maybe you can help me on this, as I don't know the exact laws on Windows 7, but as I sometimes have to reformat 7 or so laptops at once, is it Legal to make a straight copy of a windows 7 disc, as each windows would be activated using its own unique code? I do have all the updates downloaded, so it does save me a bit of time, which over time I suppose does add up. After that was finished, I installed all of your updates here and everything worked perfectly. I too was frustrated with trying every possible fix I could find — all to no avail. However, Windows Update issues have frequently plagued Windows 7 over the last year, and this has been particularly troublesome for fresh Windows installs. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. Also, sorry to be a pain, but when formatting, is there a reason why some drivers are installed already.
The computer has W7 pro on it and was last updated June of 2016, according to the updates. Surely one does not need this. I have tried the fix it tool, removing the download directories, and a couple of other more aggressive techniques. To bad it took me 2 days to find your tutorial. I did them in groups of ten or more grouping by type.
Clicking this link brings up what will probably be a long list of updates it could be a short list if your computer is new, however. As long as I had a unique serial, I thought it may have been fine. All I'm saying is that this fixed your problem for me. On Microsoft site someone solved the issue by downloading Microsoft Silverlight. Then on the next kb, same stuck problem again, full shutdown and cold restart worked again. You are a real scientist! Any suggestions of what I should do next would be tremendously appreciated.
Install a fresh Windows Vista, 7 Etc 2. Was going to use this method, but tried letting Windows Update run overnight, probably about 10 hours. Started detecting updates and I was good to go. Then I suggest we could check the network and firewall. This can be done , or. I tried another restart — nope, then tried a complete shutdown and cold reboot and that worked! I shut it down and increased the number of processors again, from 2 to 4, and saw a corresponding increase in the effects: a great deal of continuing activity in Task Manager, different in each of the 4 processors, and again, an increase in the amount of memory it could utilize, still rising and falling but now approaching the full 4G allocated. It may take up to two hours for the updates to start, so be patient.
Windows periodically releases updates for its products, including the Windows 7 operating system, to fix bugs or enhance the products' functionality. It is absolutely unclear how to downlolad and install Service Pack one. You have no idea how happy I am. For example, on some laptops, the wireless has already been installed as soon as it boots up, where as most of the time, the driver is missing Option 2 sounds great. Windows Update settings are normal offering the optional updates etc. Windows 7 provides regular updates so that bugs are fixed and security vulnerabilities are patched. You can download a specific update by using the article below.
Do you get any errors related to updates? Download and install the Window 7 Update. A most sincere thank you! It really helped me out, twice now. A Click on the drop down menu and select how you want Windows 7 to check for and have important Windows Updates be installed. I suspect that it may be caused by your installation source. Works a treat after the last year or so of coaxing new builds to update. One core went to 100%, the svchost task went to a gigabyte of memory. Click the link for any updates that you wish to install and click Install Windows 7 Update.
Thank you so very very much for this easy to follow resolution. I really appreciate the time you have given to help : I guess I can install the wireless driver, to get my fully updated etc, then uninstall tht driver, then make that image. Many Windows 7 users are able to solve it with one of the following solutions. It will also offer smaller updates for security problems, as usual. Yes,, I created an image so this will never happen to me again!! Thanks for the thread guys — lifesaver!! They mostly seem to be triggered by two things: Running.