Windows Update Keeps checking For updates forever for Win 7

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March 19, 2016 at 06:38:38
Specs: Windows 7 , 2,1 ghz 4gb
When i want to update windows throught windows update it will search for windows update but, its gonna take too long . I have waited for 1 hour when it was searching and nothing happened. So i restarted my pc and then tryed it again and i have waited for another 30 minutes.
How do i fix it please ?

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March 19, 2016 at 07:00:55

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March 19, 2016 at 09:54:14
It's a long shot but try discharging the motherboard components like this:

Turn off laptop and remove power cord. Remove main battery then hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds. This procedure has sometimes unstuck computers.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 19, 2016 at 15:55:49
Run Windows repair tools here:
should fix your Windows Update.
If you are getting the Upgrade to Windows 10 pop up and do not want it to continue, go to Programs>Show Windows Updates and remove this one: KB3035583 and this will stop it. There is no guaranty that it will not be reinstalled later so keep the number on a post-it on your desk so you can remove it again when needed. You can always get Windows 10 upgrade without the reminder (though after July (29th?) it may no longer be free).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 19, 2016 at 16:21:17
I have reinstalled Windows Operating Systems for friends at their homes in exchange for cool beverages. On occasion where their internet connection wasn't very good I have seen Windows Update take hours to finally get started and begin downloading updates. I have at times left systems running overnight to get updates installed.

Good point about the Windows 10 nag and ambush updates.

I personally have no desire to use Windows 10 so I use a small piece of software called GWX Control Panel. It's free (donations accepted) and the installer will monitor your system for any Trojan Horse type behavior by MS in trying to get this on every newish Windows computer. There is a standalone version you can run manually to check your system too:

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March 19, 2016 at 22:19:48
Having just gone thru this myself, I posted a TIP hoping to help others. The explanation is in the link in response #1. All you have to do is install the appropriate version of KB3102810 & then reboot. Windows Update will then work properly.

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April 14, 2016 at 06:04:13

To resolve this issue : first install KB3145739.
Next you should restart and then you can check for updates in manual mode.
It takes between 5 or 10 minutes.

It worked for me on Windows 7 x86 and x64.

More informations on this site !

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