Problems with Windows Update - Windows 7

Robert Battaglia
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Hello All,

I am having a problem with some Windows 7 machines and updates.  A few machine have taken as long as 45 minutes to update in the morning even if they were not informed the night before when shutting down that there were updates to run.  One machine seems to be stuck in a loop where it updates every morning for about an hour.  They are all using WSUS to get their updates from a 2019 Server.  When I look at the machine that updates every morning in WSUS it shows on .net update needed but it does not show up on the computer in the update settings.

Any suggestions?

Regards,

Rob
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

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I'd drop the local update management scheme and fall back to standard Windows Update with automatic download and application.  W7 support will be dropped in three months in any case (January 2020), no more Updates will be forthcoming unless it is a major show-stopper bug,  and the major bugs have long been eliminated from W7.  Of course it would be prudent to set the Update times so that not all machines hit the WAN at once.
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I appreciate the suggestion but that is not an option  since I like to verify updates before they just go in and install them.  Just in case there is an update that breaks something like a lot of the more recent Windows 10 updates have done.  So I will be sticking with WSUS.

Regards,

Rob

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