windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    11 Sep 2015 #21
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    I saw no improvement when I tried to install this month's September 2015 Patch Tuesday updates for Vista. I ran a manual Windows Update on 10-Sep-2015 and got stuck at Checking for updates... for 40 min before WU reported that 1 recommended and 14 important updates were available for download. The entire update process, including downloads and installs, took just over one hour.

    Here's what the CPU consumption looked like for my 10-Sep-2015 Windows Update, with:
    • "Checking for updates..." running for 40 min between the 73 and 33 min marks (with svchost.exe saturating one of my cores and constantly consuming 50% of CPU between 60 and 33 min marks)
    • Downloads, installs and monthly Malicious Software Removal scan between 33 and 13 min marks
    • Re-boot to finish installation (dark grey band) at 8 min mark

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  2.    03 Oct 2015 #22
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    ever since windows 10 came out i have had to wait on windows updates and after doing a complete install of vista basic i had to wait for 2 days before i even received any updates. i believe that there servers are all focused on windows 10 and they couldn't give a rats ass about anyone that is still using vista. it is also the same way with windows 7 so you are just going to have to wait and they will download to you.

    this is why i am moving away from microsoft windows. i did the windows 10 upgrade and all my updates and everything was right on cue and no waiting.
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  3.    04 Oct 2015 #23
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    I normally let Windows check for updates automatically (but not download and install them). On September 8, the automatic check had occurred several hours before the updates became available, so I later checked for updates manually. The check took 25 minutes, the entire update process took nearly an hour.
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  4.    04 Oct 2015 #24
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    yeah after i did my last vista install i just let it set for a few days and all of the sudden it had and still is getting all of its updates. i believe that since the release of windows 10 that all priority is focused on it and they don't care about vista.
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  5.    04 Oct 2015 #25
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    well no more updates and an almost perfect install only had 1 update fail kb3073921 and don't care because i am almost 100% that it will fail again and then i will have 2 failed. i used to be able to get 100% on these updates and now i don't know why some of them fail other than lack of update maintenance on microsofts part due to failure to keep their site maintained due to not giving a damn.
    i know microsoft would love to see vista go and be gone for good when it does get removed from its life support. i have always had only minimal issues with vista and will use it until it is no longer supported. and will also do the same with windows 7 and then migrate to linux which i use now.

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  6.    13 Oct 2015 #26
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Well the entire update process took only about 20 minutes today, and the check for updates was complete within 4 minutes. On the other hand, it was a relatively small Patch Tuesday (only half as many updates as August). I guess the rush to download Windows 10 must be winding down now.
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  7.    14 Oct 2015 #27
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    Well the entire update process took only about 20 minutes today, and the check for updates was complete within 4 minutes. On the other hand, it was a relatively small Patch Tuesday (only half as many updates as August). I guess the rush to download Windows 10 must be winding down now.
    Hi Vistaar:

    I observed the same improvement for this month's October 2015 Patch Tuesday updates on my Vista machine. I ran a manual Windows Update today (14-Oct-2015) and Checking for updates... was completed in under 10 min before it reported that 1 recommended and 7 important updates (including 2 security updates for MS Office) were available for download. The entire update process took about 25 min using a 5 MB/sec internet connection.

    The image below for CPU consumption for my October 2015 Patch Tuesday updates shows:

    • Beginning of "Checking for updates..." at 60 min mark
    • Re-boot to finish installation (dark grey band) around 45 min mark


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  8.    15 Oct 2015 #28
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    yes i agree i think the rush for windows 10 has somewhat slowed down for awhile for now.
    i let my computers download and i have my settings to where i choose when and what updates are to be installed.

    i did the windows 10 upgrade but after that i unplugged it and it is sitting on the floor in my shop / office where if i need to use it i will already have it. but for now it is where it will do the best.
    i will stay with vista till MS buries it.

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  9.    09 Nov 2015 #29
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Actually, my computer also hung when checking for updates straight after installing Service Pack 2, and is fine now, for some reason.
    I had all the updates for SP1 before upgrading (except useless junk like Windows Live Essentials).

    Probably, because it is trying to do about 160-odd updates after SP2 installed, it is hanging. Try letting it autoupdate at a certain time every day (default set to Every day at 3am) and it should be fine.
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  10.    09 Nov 2015 #30
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    This is how I got a super clean install last time around,
    Problems clean installing make me think MS really do want to kill off Vista.
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