Windows update runs forever

HI all

I've seen numerous posts around this subject and done substantial research

I have a new WIn7 OS with SP1 install. When I click Windows update it never comes back with any. Just runs forever.

So in my research, I have manually installed a number of KB's, a new WIndows Update Agent, a Windows Update diagnostic, all to no avail. Windows update will run overnight and never come back with any updates.

Is there a definitive solution to this problem????????????

Thanks
Henry
HenryV1955Asked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
> Is there a definitive solution to this problem????????????

In my experience — No! You've already discovered ideas that work sometimes, such as those in rindi's EE article:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28629/

And in Marcos' EE article:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28862/

And in some of the posts at those EE articles, such as:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28629/Windows-7-New-Installation-Windows-Updates-fix-applies-to-windows-2008-Server-R2-too.html#c1950798

And there's even an offline method:
http://www.wsusoffline.net/

But I haven't found anything that is 100%. Regards, Joe
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open Windows Updates, Set Updates to Never. Exit, shut down (not restart) start up and then go back to updates, set to Automatic. Updates will start running. Leave overnight and check in the morning.
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HenryV1955Author Commented:
Hi Joe and John

So I got the updates to appear in less than 15 minutes.......wow

I did it using parts of both your answers, so I will split the solution between you if thats ok

John, I did what you suggested.

Joe, I did the process from Rindis EE

Thanks to both of you
Henry
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HenryV1955Author Commented:
Thank you both!!!!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Splitting the points is fine...John and I have shared a lot of points over the years. :)

I'm glad you got it working. It's a really nasty problem and no one solution works in all cases...and I've seen situations where it never works!
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