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    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 19th Mar 16, 2:39 PM
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    Windows 7 update
    • #1
    • 19th Mar 16, 2:39 PM
    Windows 7 update 19th Mar 16 at 2:39 PM
    Hi, I have just installed windows 7 32bit and i am trying to install updates, it's been like this for 5 hours?

    Is this normal?

    I have tried troubleshoot, sfc/ scannow, fix it, no problems found

    Thank you

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    • 19th Mar 16, 3:19 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 3:19 PM
    Just let it run. It does take absolute ages first time. I have left a machine run overnight before now.

    BTW there are 250+ updates to bring a new install of Windows 7 SP1 up to date
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 19th Mar 16, 3:22 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 3:22 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 3:22 PM
    That happens a lot. Windows Update is pretty rubbish. But there are a lot of updates available for Windows 7 now. Five hours seems too long to still be checking for updates, though.

    The first thing I'd try is to install KB3102810 and then Service Pack 1. They're available for separate download on Microsoft.com if Windows Update won't work.

    Otherwise, try the suggestions in my post on a different thread here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=70302039&postcount=16
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 19th Mar 16, 4:04 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 4:04 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 4:04 PM
    You could try sur tool http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/what-is-the-system-update-readiness-tool
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 19th Mar 16, 4:11 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 4:11 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 4:11 PM
    In windows 7 go look in c:\windows\windowsupdate.log - it will tell you what its doing. If you don't understand it that's ok - just look at the date and time on the file and make sure its not been hours since it was last updated.
    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 19th Mar 16, 4:42 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 4:42 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 4:42 PM
    I had exactly the same problem last week. I used this:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/open-the-windows-update-troubleshooter

    Then let windows updates run over night on the schedule rather than via a manual check. When it came to 3am they finally installed. Make sure your pc is set to never sleep.
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 19th Mar 16, 5:06 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 5:06 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 5:06 PM
    Thank you everyone, it's still stuck, i will have a look at the advice you have given, i'll be back later
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 19th Mar 16, 5:54 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 5:54 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 5:54 PM
    Hi everyone, i have tried all the advice given and nothing works, i have been trying to fix this all day long, and had enough now, i'll try again tomorrow.

    Here is what i have found, i have googled the error code and tried everything to fix it

    Thank you

    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 19th Mar 16, 5:58 PM
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    • #9
    • 19th Mar 16, 5:58 PM
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    • 19th Mar 16, 5:58 PM
    This is Microsoft's way of suggesting you try Windows10. Why not? If you've just installed 7.
    If you put your general location in your Profile, somebody here may be able to come and help you.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 20th Mar 16, 10:50 AM
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    Hi everyone, i have tried all the advice given and nothing works...
    Originally posted by GeeBee38
    What hotfix(es) did you install when you downloaded them manually? Did SP1 download and install correctly?
    • spud17
    • By spud17 20th Mar 16, 12:30 PM
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    That happens a lot. Windows Update is pretty rubbish. But there are a lot of updates available for Windows 7 now. Five hours seems too long to still be checking for updates, though.

    The first thing I'd try is to install KB3102810 and then Service Pack 1. They're available for separate download on Microsoft.com if Windows Update won't work.

    Otherwise, try the suggestions in my post on a different thread here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=70302039&postcount=16
    Originally posted by esuhl
    I was on that thread.
    It has run for hours, Windows update agent, the trouble shooter, update readiness tool etc, but no updates, abandoned it until this morning.
    It is now saying not activated!!!
    Definitely not a dodgy licence.

    Last year I had an old, seldom used, netbook on 7 that got stuck checking for updates. I spent days trying and nothing worked. Eventually I just chucked 10 on it instead
    Originally posted by Yolina
    I was looking to sell it as a cheap pc, I was thinking Win 7 more saleable than Win10?
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 20th Mar 16, 12:35 PM
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    What hotfix(es) did you install when you downloaded them manually? Did SP1 download and install correctly?
    Originally posted by esuhl
    I'm not too sure, i'm a bit confused, i am just downloading SP1 now and i'm going to try that, thanks
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 20th Mar 16, 1:04 PM
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    I have just downloaded SP1 and it says burn to disk?

    Does this mean it is a clean install of windows 7 and i will lose everything on my laptop?

    I don't want to re install windows 7

    Thanks
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 20th Mar 16, 1:19 PM
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    It says Windows 7 SP1 already installed?

    Thanks
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 20th Mar 16, 1:44 PM
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    It says Windows 7 SP1 already installed?
    Originally posted by GeeBee38
    Seriously, is there a good reason why you cannot try Windows10? (e.g. you have programs that will only run on 7)
    If you put your general location in your Profile, somebody here may be able to come and help you.
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 20th Mar 16, 1:54 PM
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    Seriously, is there a good reason why you cannot try Windows10? (e.g. you have programs that will only run on 7)
    Originally posted by grumpycrab
    Thanks, i just want to stay on windows 7, i have looked at windows 10 and i don't want it.
    • Aletank
    • By Aletank 20th Mar 16, 3:46 PM
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    I've done a couple of W7 installs over the last week, both installs had updates that took over 6 hours, just leave it running m8 !
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 20th Mar 16, 4:13 PM
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    I did a Windows 7 fresh install last week, took about three days to finally download and install all the updates. I did try the fixes in post 8 but found they did not work, so I did yet another fresh install and then three days later all was done.
    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 20th Mar 16, 4:14 PM
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    I've done a couple of W7 installs over the last week, both installs had updates that took over 6 hours, just leave it running m8 !
    Originally posted by Aletank
    Hi, was this for searching for updates? It won't even do that, this is what is happening?

    Thanks

    • GeeBee38
    • By GeeBee38 20th Mar 16, 4:15 PM
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    I did a Windows 7 fresh install last week, took about three days to finally download and install all the updates. I did try the fixes in post 8 but found they did not work, so I did yet another fresh install and then three days later all was done.
    Originally posted by Inner Zone
    Thanks, Do you think i should i do a clean install, format etc?
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