Windows 7 will not update AT ALL

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion entertainment...
September 7, 2016 at 10:30:49
Specs: Windows 10, Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 SLGEE / 16GB Ram
I recently built an hp dv5-1251nr. I upgraded the processor to Intel T9900 with a new Windows 7 Pro installed with a COA. The activation was a little tricky, not sure why, but it went through. I had to manually upgrade IE, and all the drivers from hp.com. I had to make installation media from my primary laptop then transfer to the built one. Tedious and irritating, but I managed to finish. The entire time windows update was "attempting" to run. It never went through. Please help, I read that to get around this problem was to use a DNS through google. Not a fan of this fix, but will keep it on the back burner for now. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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#1
September 7, 2016 at 10:32:55
Also with this pc the processor never runs below 51% and 34% of my 8gb ram. If anyone can help with this as well would be great. It is a barebones system. Nothing installed but windows.

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#2
September 7, 2016 at 13:25:52

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#3
September 7, 2016 at 16:02:54
Update pack - Simplix Pack to update Win7
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/th...
Current latest version. To get the next version on the 15th, just change the month on the link.
http://update7.simplix.info/UpdateP...

Or,

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Convenience Rollup, Closest Thing to Service Pack 2
http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com...

Or,

Windows Update MiniTool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...

Or,

Microsoft Update Catalog
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/
Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com...

Or,

Portable Update
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.portableupdate.com/

Or,

WSUS Offline Update
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/WSUS-O...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://www.wsusoffline.net/

Or,

How to update Windows 10 offline without Internet connection
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/updat...
Download Portable Update here for free. Works with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2012/2008"

Or,

Windows Update Downloader
http://www.anvisoft.com/news/window...

Or,

This HowTo is valid for Win7 SP1 and Vista SP2, which have been newly installed or haven't been updated for some time. It should also help on systems that were up-to-date last month - just install the missing updates from the list below in this case.
http://wu.krelay.de/en/2016-07.htm


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#4
September 8, 2016 at 18:22:28
riider - I tried your suggestion first. All it would do was search for installed updates. It didn't make it to the install stage.

Johnw - Your update7.simplex worked, and I was able to get the entire rollup installed.

However, I retried to install riiders update. It is still doing the same thing, only searching. Windows update is still not working after the rollup, and just continues to search. The processor and ram consumption still has not changed.

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#5
September 8, 2016 at 20:30:09
Your install of W7Pro, is it an HP branded version or is it a retail or off the shelf OEM disk it was installed from? If from HP branded then you have a lot of stuff running in the background that wold not be there if it was a purely MS product. You need to stop many programs from starting with Windows and uninstall all of those not needed.

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#6
September 8, 2016 at 21:32:58
I purchased a Microsoft OEM DVD from amazon. The only thing installed is just Win7. On the package it said that it is the builders responsibility to distribute this install disc with the PC. I do not think it is anything other than purely a Microsoft product. Though maybe a hp branded Win7 DVD might be all that is needed. Just a theory though. I really don't think spending another ~100 or so on it just to test it. Here's the link on amazon from which I purchased it.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product...

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#7
September 8, 2016 at 23:59:01
Set automatic update search to "Never check for updates" and restart.
Download and install KB3145739 manually
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow... (64bit)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow... (32bit)
Try automatic updates again again.

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#8
September 9, 2016 at 05:34:32
If you are missing any of these updates, the windows update task will run forever.

KB3078601
KB3087039
KB3109094
KB3145739
KB3168965
KB3177725

You may need to open CMD as Administrator and run the following command after each installed of the listed updates.
net stop wuauserv

Otherwise, the installation of the KBs may also run forever.

You don't have to reboot, even if the just installed KB suggests so.

If you finished installing all of the above KBs, reboot the computer and run windows update.


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#9
September 9, 2016 at 16:09:08
Re:#5,6:
I only wanted to establish that you ad or did not have junk running in the background. If you used an off the shelf OEM disk then you did a clean install without the stuff that causes the CPU to run high. Accordingly (unless you installed a lot of junk yourself), your high CPU is probably just due to the updater running on. Please follow other suggestions in dealing with this issue. I will look back again to see how it is going.

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#10
September 11, 2016 at 22:44:28
Fingers - There is nothing else installed. Just simply Win7. And the hp drivers from hp.com. The high CPU usage was in fact the Windows Update Service.

paulsep - Your "net stop wuauserv" worked. As soon as the command went through the processor went down to 3% and 1%. And the wusa finally went through. That's how I was able to determine Fingers' suggestion was right. The update service is the culprit of the high CPU usage. However, I was only able to install KB3145739 as the rest told me it did not apply to my computer. After about a minute the update service would start again.

The same symptoms are still present; high CPU and Update just spinning wheels. The very first update installed is Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320. I am thinking of uninstalling it, just to see what happens. I did however, look into OEM installation disks. I purchased an hp branded Vista 64 bit and a hp branded Win7 64 bit install disks. $25 dollars each was worth the theory of the branded installs. The Vista disk is for another dv5 I put together with left over parts from the Win7 dv5 and a couple other laptops. I love my main laptop dv5-1235dx. Never had an issue since 2004 when I bought it and still kicking like a champ. Got the free Windows 10 upgrade then the Anniversary version. Only difference is Windows 10 eats my battery now. And also it has the original battery. I have babied it, and the hp battery checker says it is still as good as brand new. Amazing I think.

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#11
September 12, 2016 at 02:50:46
This all happens because Microsoft makes changes to the update-Servers and the update process.

Therefore some Kernel patches are necessary, to get windows update to work again.
While some of the listed patches do not apply to your computer, the only one, you installed, should have made the trick.

But, in October, Microsoft changes the update mechanism and all users will get only one update package, with all the more or less necessary updates for windows 7.

So users do not have the ability anymore, to chose only some of the updates.
You always get all updates as one package.

One may like this or not, I do not.
But it's the fact.

Maybe Microsoft will fix the update problem with the first update package in October.


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#12
September 21, 2016 at 14:11:52
I used to love Windows 7. Solid, reliable, fast, user friendly. I noticed that while they were trying to get everyone to switch to windows 10 that my windows 7 system was having big problems with updates and slowness. I downgraded to Windows 10 and it is so buggy it should be called Windows Swamp. There are never-ending updates being released as Microsoft frantically tries to fix all the issues plaguing their users.

If you are not using your system as a gaming rig, go with the Linux Mint operating system: https://www.linuxmint.com/ Its easy to install.



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#13
September 21, 2016 at 14:25:43
Nothing beats a clean install of W10, delete all the partitions.

How to do a Clean Install of Windows 10, the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how...

Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/sof...


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#14
September 21, 2016 at 19:49:05
When I had issues last with Updater I ran this which fixed it:
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...
Ignore the big green Download which is an ad and go to the "Download Direct Download" in the center column. It may appear that the prescan stuff is troublesome but it will help so follow it. Restart into Safe Mode when directed so it can work properly.

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