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I've reinstalled Windows 7 on a couple of computers. I then try to update them via Windows Update but it seems like WU hands ... the 'checking for updates online' takes ages (forever?) ... I tried a couple of tips I found on the Internet but no change ...

Even the Windows Update Diagnostic tool from Microsoft gets stuck ...

The svchost also consumes a ton of CPU!

No internal WU Server involved.

Thanks!
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Question by:Xeronimo
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by:bbao
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normal! just let it go and wait, leave the computer on and you will get it all updated finally.

it is a long, annoying process. be patient.

I asked the same question before, tried different methods including reinstall from the scratch. no help, the same thing.

also be aware that because heaps of updates are to be installed, the same process will be repeated for several times, especially if you got other big MS applications such as Office installed or .NET Framework enabled or installed.
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Marcos Santo earned 250 total points
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I made a article about his 1 week ago with the newest fixes. i isn't accepted yet by Experts Exchange.
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28862/Windows-7-Updates-Microsoft's-Recommendations.html
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by:rindi
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Follow the instructions in my Article below. Basically you first have to make sure SP1 is installed, then you have to install the new version of the update agent, and then install the KB mentioned in the Article, reboot, and your updates will be relatively fast:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28629/Windows-7-New-Installation-Windows-Updates-fix-applies-to-windows-2008-Server-R2-too.html
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by:Marcos Santo
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Tried it on 4 PC's wich were stuck. After i took the steps from the article they worked
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by:Xeronimo
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everything worked after having done these:

1.Hotfix Slow CPU To Increase the Search Speed -
   https://support.microsoft.com/nl-nl/kb/3102810

2.The first KB update to try
    https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/download/details.aspx?id=50797
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by:bbao
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those updates already applied on my W7 and didn't help at all.
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by:Marcos Santo
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Nice to hear that Xeronimo!
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