windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    05 Mar 2016 #101
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    That would be breaking the law, I'd assume.

    With the user agreements and everything that no one reads, and these companies think its open season to rip people off (by stealing information). I dont touch Google with a 10 foot pole anymore. Even Google Chrome, their translate feature is alright, I rarely use it.

    I am liking DuckDuckGo, I tried TOR but its real slow. VPN's might work better. CCleaner is good, I use that all the time.
    I think even Yahoo saves your info, so I stopped using that too. Their news service is quite out there in left field. Reporting on stuff no one cares about to fill the pages. Most of the "news" is faked anyway. Glaring spelling mistakes. The writters are probably hired from Jr. High, or Nigeria. Saves them money I guess.
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  2.    08 Mar 2016 #102
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    Well, I just had to turn off auto updates in any form because my cpu was being held captive for the last hour. The problem with this MS debacle is not that it takes so long but that it completely disables my computer while retrieving.
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  3.    09 Mar 2016 #103
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    I was over at Seven Forums looking for reports of problems with the new MSE update, and saw this: Windows Update - Windows 7 Help Forums. Probably just the tip of the iceberg.
    This is a bit off-topic since it only applies to Win 7 and IE11, but there is a recent thread titled svchost.exe utilising over 1,000,000K of Memory! in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware forum that states in part:

    "It is my belief that Microsoft prioritizes updates. The latest OS has the highest priority and the Oldest OS will have the lowest priority."

    That post also refers to a Win 7 SP1 patch KB3102810 - Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (v1 release 20-Oct-2015; v2 released 03-Nov-2015) as a possible solution for affected Win 7 users. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a similar patch for Vista.
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  4.    09 Mar 2016 #104
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    That post also refers to a Win 7 SP1 patch KB3102810 - Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (v1 release 20-Oct-2015; v2 released 03-Nov-2015) as a possible solution for affected Win 7 users. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a similar patch for Vista.
    The clearest evidence we have seen that "extended support" has different meanings for different Windows versions. BTW, I provided feedback at the bottom of the KB article that the information wasn't helpful because there is no solution for Windows Vista.
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  5.    09 Mar 2016 #105
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Hi,

    I've got the same situation... my system on hyper-v is stuck since 9 hours...
    It is simply incredible....
    Next step is usage of 6gb of RAM to be sure it is not something hardware related...
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  6.    09 Mar 2016 #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    "It is my belief that Microsoft prioritizes updates. The latest OS has the highest priority and the Oldest OS will have the lowest priority."
    I'll just add that when Windows 10 first came out I read the first to get the free update were PCs with specs MS thought would have the least problem with it so they can and do prioritize apparently.

    And another hour today and no update. Stuff like this really makes you think about going to another OS.
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  7.    11 Mar 2016 #107
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    yesterday.... after 11 hours, I got 198 new update.
    My customer has a Vista business that make update very simply, without taking and lost hours on hours...
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  8.    12 Mar 2016 #108
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    Thought I'd share this as I find it useful. To stop Windows Updates: Run -> "services.msc" -> Click Windows Updates -> Click 'stop" in upper left. I've used this several times now because Svchost completely captures my CPU when looking for Updates. Yep, I haven't gotten an Update in 8 days. Thanks, Microsoft.
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  9.    15 Mar 2016 #109
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    This could help...
    I'm going to test on the other vista x64 installation

    What is the System Update Readiness Tool? - Windows Help
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  10.    23 Mar 2016 #110
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    Here's something interesting perhaps: I came back from being away and upon boot got a message from Windows Defender that I hadn't updated for a while. (I hadn't received WIndows Updates for at least two weeks.) So I started Windows Updates but after an hour stopped it. I then opened Defender, searched for updates through it and received them in minutes.
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