] On May 17th 2016 Microsoft released a new large Update Rollup, called Convenience rollup update, for Windows 7 SP1.
This rollup package includes almost all the updates that were released after the release of SP1 for Windows 7 through April 2016.
- i'm not sure anyone intentionally using windows 7 installation these times would want this feature This is what I do when I reinstall Windows 7 with SP1 or have issues with Windows update stuck on checking for updates.
If Service Pack 1 is not installed, install it before following this guide.
Choose for 32bit W7 Download KB-3138612 and save it where you can find it later Download SUR Tool save it to same place Restart the PC and disconnect from internet before Windows loads, this is important because at every boot windows will check for updates in the background and this will start the checking for updates hang all over again and will prevent the install of the downloaded packages until it finishes checking, so disconnecting from the internet before Windows loads prevents this.
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Now, when I try to check manually for Windows Updates it just hangs on the Checking for updates screen.
I tried running this tool but this did not fix the issue either: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058 No matter what I do it just hangs on the "Checking for updates..." screen and goes no further.
I recently had the same problem and solved it by shutting down windows and then restarting it. Only at shutdown it started installing updates and then the next boot it found the next set up updates.
Neither magicandre1981 nor Moab's answers assisted me.
After following both procedures (on a virtualbox I reset back to the same snapshot) I still had the hung update search. I have no idea what update got everything sorted out but using this sledge hammer I was able to get a bunch downloaded and installed.
Then did a normal windows update and it had another ~30 and I was all up to date again :) Microsoft released a new Windows Update Client Update to fix the slow Update searching/installation problem: Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 Microsoft released a newer version: version from March 2016. Microsoft released a newer version: version from June 2016, which is part of the July 2016 Update Rollup.
April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.