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It's clear to me that Microsoft broke the update system intentionally to force more people to upgrade to their Windows 10 spyware suite. http://download.wsusoffline.netWorks every time Virgil Cook December 6, 2016 Reply Al I can say is WOW. Everything is working just the way it's supposed to. I know, we should move to Win 7, don't want too.About following the instructions you have here was very simple to follow and worked with NO problems.

Mike Warner December 15, 2016 Reply Can't thank you enough for this successful help. Now 8.1 crashed on that board! If you follow every step, follow every word, this article will fix this problem! Ok I gave it a chance but it didn’t do anything, even with the repair tool… anything.

My laptop will not upgrade to Windows 10 I was having problems with Windows 7 getting updates. When an Upgrade Might Be Worth It If you plan on building your own computer instead of buying one that comes with Windows 10, you'll need to buy a Windows 10 If I wanted more speed I could replace that with a 240GB SSD easily.Speedwise it's fine, and I have a 500GB drive partitioned as 100 + 400 that I haven't bothered

Older Windows operating systems If you picked up on the "no update for you" sections of our Windows 7 and Windows 8 guides, then you probably noticed that older computers and Click to install and away it goes and the install will complete in minutes.When there are too many, windows will ask to install... 'the updates'... In some cases, hardware may not work properly if the manufacturer fails to provide Windows 10 drivers but does provide Windows Vista drivers. Here's a summary of what you need to do: Step 1: Run CHKDSK (Check Disk) Step 2: Use The System File Checker (and DISM) Step 3: Run the System Readiness Tool

You are a real scientist! After following these instructions it definitely got me closer but no cigar so far. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (3) Collapse - Windows 7 upgrade by dogmop53 / June 24, 2016 8:11 PM PDT In reply to: Help! While there are reports of Windows 10 updating frequently, there are far fewer reports of issues where Windows Update does not quickly perform successful updates.

Janosch December 21, 2016 Reply OMG i was looking for solutions since months and now it finally worked!!!! DH950May 26, 2016, 8:13 AM I ran the Microsoft FixIt program for this problem. If that doesn't work, try any of the steps outlined in Microsoft's KB2509997 article (Windows Vista and 7 only). I had 108 "Important" Win 7 updates to download/install....no progress was shown on the bar or in the numbers below...so, reading MIchael_261's wisdom, I left it "download" overnight....and viola!

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion This is the third computer in the last three weeks that I followed your instructions on and all three came out with the updater working like a charm! (This was the I was pulling my hair out trying to update and thanks to you all done and dusted. If you really don't want to update everything on a compatible computer, or the update doesn't seem to be working, things just became much more complex.

Up to this point you've essentially prepped the system to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter so it runs in a 'clean' environment. Yuksel Yusuf October 10, 2016 Reply https://superuser.com/questions/951960/windows-7-sp1-windows-update-stuck-checking-for-updates/996072#996072?newreg=bfad52dea6e54e1491f6a7f439ef3fb4This one work for me! Yassine January 4, 2017 Reply Man thank u so much, that worked just like magic on my hp 250 G5 Notebook win 7. I have laboriously tried page after page of suggestions for literally weeks.

So I had a brainstorm and uninstalled the nVidia video driver. My 2007 HP laptop with security chip and finger print reader upgraded fine, as did my new Dell desktop. A little bit time consuming , but I now have an fully updated Fresh Install. Jon December 10, 2016 Reply Thank you for this!

As for me, I can use my Windows 7 key and upgrade to Windows 10 at later date because I already upgraded. by holedout / June 24, 2016 6:40 PM PDT In reply to: Help! Good luck!

My laptop will not upgrade to Windows 10 Yes!

System Restore, scanning for malware, and the Update Troubleshooter all failed to fix the problem. It is great. So you have to consider whether $119 for a Windows 10 license is really worth it. I opened a cmd window (as administrator) in the new protected folder (C:\42c85776e1df4d1b8b5495) and did a directory to find the *.xml file, which is the command file for the Package Manager

Worked like a charm. I'm back to being able to use the updater and install everything needed. Terri Seip November 17, 2016 Reply OMG lifesaver, But how do you get the drivers like for a Bluetooth headset. Microsoft is charging $119 for a boxed copy of Windows 10 you can install on any PC.

I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. Computers are expensive. Still considering upgrading? One caveat in using the pkgmgr method is that I'm pretty sure the KB didn't show up in the list of installed updates until I applied subsequent updates "the normal way"

I have tried again and it just goes to a microsoft community help page but there is no download for the fixit tool Andy D. Most of this seems to freeze around 90% so you might try disconnecting all external devices and use the keyboard and keypad that is native to the laptop. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft handles people not upgrading after July 29. But, even then, you'd probably want to consider replacing that aging hardware anyway.

If you are on Vista, you have some time before your PC becomes completely unsupported. Looks like I will be busy for the next week or two.I asked Microsoft Support for assistance and all I got was:Try upgrading to Windows 10 and you will no longer Windows 10, then pay lotsa dollars to buy newer versions of expensive licensed software like ProTools or QuickBooks and to replace hardware made obsolete by the latest Windows creation, following the Joe Nechanicky December 19, 2016 Reply Thank you so much for your wonderful advice and description on how to fix the update problem on W7.

It's now working and updating windows 7 with updates. When I downloaded Abi Word I got a message that said it needed to check Microsoft or something & that was the one & only time updates came through, a ton If Windows update still won't update, then proceed to the next step. Ftoledo November 29, 2016 Reply Thank you.

Apparently installing KB3138612 had fixed whatever issue was preventing the Standalone Installer from finding the updates once expanded. ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: Connection to failed. You may want to try carefully following the guide once more. He later updated the article, writing that after two hours of waiting, Windows Update eventually did offer to install additional updates.