Hung at “Checking for updates…” on Windows 7 x64

By | July 16, 2016

* 2016-7-27 Updated with 7 x86 download links

Checking for updates...

Scenario: Installed Windows 7 x64 Professional using ISO from MSDN. Windows Update hung indefinitely “Searching for Updates”.

Solution: Applied the following 3x patches:
9,575,735 Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu
11,313,360 WindowsUpdateAgent-7.6-x64.exe
500,046,015 AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu


Download for x86 patches:

Lastly, If running 7 Pro run Never10 to ensure Windows 10 is not cached or prompted to install:

No important updates available



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