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Speed up Windows 7 Sp1 x64 Update Procedure

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I have a brand new install of Windows 7 SP1 Pro X64 and have installed manually these updates -

Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64
AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb3125574
IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us

These have been helpful; however, the "checking for updates" continues to search what is seems like forever. What else can I do to speed this up?
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Question by:Paul Quintana
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by:Experienced Member
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Download the April 2016 convenience rollup and install that. Start there and see if that works.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/kb/3125574

Post back with results.
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by:Paul Quintana
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John did you get a chance to read my question? I installed that...
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by:Experienced Member
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I missed the KB number in your post - sorry.

So then, here is something I do that works well 95% of the time.

Set Windows Updates to Never. Shut down, Start up, Set Windows Updates to Automatic and they will start to run. Leave overnight. 95% of the time, updates are done the next morning.
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I've found that the convenience rollup really wasn't of much use. Most of the time the installation of it didn't work, or the rest of the updates after the rollup took just as long as when you didn't do anything. Rather than using that the updates were much faster when installing the newer Windows update Agent, and after that KB3102810 and rebooting.
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by:dbrunton
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I've found that Vista and Windows 7 updates are a 24 hour process.

You have to leave that machine running and come back in 24 hours and it should be done.  This drove me mad when I discovered this as I was experimenting with installing Vista and Windows 7 and thought I was doing something wrong initially.

Note that clicking on the Windows update button and getting it to check for updates may push CPU usage up to 50%.  Best is to leave it to do its stuff.  Walk away from it and come back a day later.

If you do find the machine running at 50% CPU usage (due to clickage as previous paragraph) then shut it down and restart it.  And then walk away and leave it.
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by:nobus
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Install the following patch: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810
 And then install the newer version of the Windows Update Agent:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104
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by:Paul Quintana
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Thank you guys. This was the solution I was looking for and it worked! It only took about 5 minutes to find all the updates.
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by:nobus
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and which solution was that exactly?
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by:Paul Quintana
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Hi Nobus,

Rindi posted the same solution as yours prior, so I gave both of you all credit. The solution to install KB3102810 and then update Windows update agent worked.
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by:rindi
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Usually it is better to first install the new update agent, and after that the KB. I've seen cases where if you did it the other way round, the kb took ages to install, and if you do it after the agent, it would install very quickly.
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by:nobus
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it would be nice to have a script for updati,ng standalone pc's
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by:McKnife
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Nobus, mine is such a script. You can choose to let it run against an internet based update server as well, you don't have to use WSUS. And there is a trial version trial of wuinstall - follow the guidelines and you can use it pretty soon.
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by:nobus
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tx for the update McKnife
i will try it out, since i just happen to install a windows 7 system today
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