Checking for updates… for ever

September 23, 2016 admin No comments exist

Fresh install of Windows 7 hangs on “Checking for updates…”

Solution 1 from

For Windows 7 32-bit (x86) edition:

For Windows 7 64-bit (x64) edition:

After installing these updates, restart your computer and then check for new updates using Windows Update. It may take 20-30 minutes or 1 hour depending upon the speed of your Internet connection and then Windows Update will show you list of all available updates. Now Windows Update will no longer stick at “Checking for updates” screen.


OR Solution 2 from TechLife Magazine:

First download and install these two updates:

To install all other updates the WSUS Offline Update Tool can be used:


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