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Reasons for " Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them " shwon on log-on screen & removal

Q: Reasons for " Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them " shwon on log-on screen & removal

Hi,
Why do we get the option "Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them" on the logon screen? Need to remove this option but without altering the update functionality. We are using SCCM for windows update.
Can you help how to remove it by GPO or any other option for large scale systems (5000+). At present the user cannot install the updates as it has been restricted. Attached the screen shot also.

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A:Windows Update loops with a "Restart your computer to install important updates"

Thanks Alex
I had already tried the steps in the post you linked.
In the end I have had to reinstall Windows 7 over the top (keeping all settings) and this has fixed the issue with Windows Updates.
It is frustrating that I could not find a solution as I do not like glossing over the issues without first finding a solution but unfortunately it was not my pc and time was against me.
Thanks for all the replies.
Simon

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For over hours Windows Update has said quot Restart your computer to install important updates quot yet every time I restart and check Windows Update it is still saying quot Restart your computer to install important updates quot Before I deleted SoftwareDistribution to try and solve matters the update history showed a security update KB which has been showing as quot pending quot for the whole of this period despite numerous restarts but never shows as quot successful quot or quot failed quot It just stays stuck at quot pending quot It doesn't appear in issue important updates" to your "Restart computer install installed updates but when I try to install it manually it says it's already installed SURT installed hotfix KB SFC scan didn't find any problems Microsoft Fix it said Cryptographic services could not be stopped I've tried to upload the CBS folder as per your posting instructions but it's over MB zipped and it didn't upload PS I don't know if this is relevant but this update KB relates to a vulnerability when Remote Desktop Protocol is enabled When I went to the dialogue box to check if RDP is enabled system advanced system settings remote the check boxes relating to RDP are missing All I have is a check box for remote assistance so I don't know for sure if RDP is enabled or disabled

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Greetings Seven Forums Gurus and apologies for the TL ad "Restart to important your infinitum - install computer updates" DR nature of this "Restart your computer to install important updates" - ad infinitum post Trying to put all the relevant "Restart your computer to install important updates" - ad infinitum information in So a problem has come up from a little old lady customer here She got hit by the non-voluntary Windows upgrade last week - caught it somewhere before it did the final install and who knows what she did exactly but before I got a chance to look at the computer she had somehow managed to revert to At that point I ran the GWX toolbox and canned the upgrades but by then the damage was done and the machine won't check for updates and won't stop saying it "Restart your computer to install important updates" - ad infinitum hasn't finished installing the last update Notice it says never checked for and never installed updates - these are probably as a result of some of the stuff I have tried It also says quot You receive updates - for Windows only quot although there is no option on the settings page to check for other products' updates Incidentally I have also tried changing the settings to Never install updates and removing both check-marks - makes no difference Under Update History the only item listed is Hotfix for Windows KB that's the System Update Readiness Tool which I ran manually today If I click quot check for updates quot it very quickly pops up a little window to say quot Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because you must first restart the computer quot blah blah blah Well it's been restarted more than a dozen times with all the various things I've tried OK so what have I tried Amongst other things and not necessarily in this order it's been a couple of days of hacking around I tell you - Microsoft Fixit twice I think - Tweaking com quot Windows Repair AIO quot - Manually resetting update components Otion from tutorial - SURT as mentioned above - sfc scannow I don't know why I bothered with this one I've never seen it do anything - in this case it reported no errors nothing to do - possibly some other stuff I have forgotten now Every time Windows Update - restart your computer And of course the nag box that gives you the option of postponing for minutes hour or hours The System amp Application event logs show no errors or even warnings that look even vaguely relevant to me There is no Windows Update error number to quote Just refuses to check for updates The CBS log folder consists of four CbsPersist CAB files of between and MB that don't compress and one of about MB None of them are recent four days old and older - any point in uploading any of them I have included the current CBS log file as well as the quot uneventful quot SUR logfiles So any helpful suggestions will be gratefully accepted PS I would have reverted Windows to a previous state if there were any but alas

A:"Restart your computer to install important updates" - ad infinitum

Hi Chris,
Try this for starters.

1. Close all the open windows.
2. Click the "Start" Button, click "All programs", and click "Accessories".
3. Right-click "Command Prompt" and click "Run as administrator".
4. In "Administrator: Command Prompt" window, type in " net stop WuAuServ " (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Note: Please look at the cmd window and make sure it says that it was successfully stopped before you try to rename the folder.
5. Click the "Start" Button, in the "Start Search" box, type in " %windir% " (without the quotes) and press Enter.
6. In the opened folder, look for the folder named "SoftwareDistribution".
7. Right-click on the folder, select "Rename" and type " Sdold " (without the quotes) to rename this folder.
8. Still in "Administrator: Command Prompt" window, type the command " net start WuAuServ " (without the quotes) in the opened window to restart the Windows Updates service.


Got acouple more things in the locker if it fails

Roy

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Enter clean startup: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Install only one of the patches. If it fails install the other one.
Which one fails?

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Hi,

I have several Updates that fail; 3 of which are classified as "Important." The updates get applied, I reboot, then after reaching 99%, I get the error message, "We would not complete your updates. Undoing changes."

KB2962409, 2967917, 2981580, and all versions for English Input Personalization Dictionary (e.g., 2881553) fail.

I connected with the Answer Desk and they told me to try the two-button reset (Volume Up + Power button) and then after reboot, try the updates again. Needless to say, I rolled my eyes, complied and, of course, it didn't work and I'm getting the same result.

The Answer Tech also told me that the 4 KBs I mentioned above will be pulled and replaced in a few days. I am skeptical but, regardless, I am still stuck with not being able to get those updates installed.

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro 2.

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A:"Important" updates to install on vista?

Check Computer properties and make sure that it says you have SP2. That does sound like a lot of updates, but then there have been some almost every "Update Tuesday", so the number may vey well be quite high.

You may not want to download and install them all at one time, however. Pick a bunch and install, and then some more later. It's not likely that problems will arise, but if you have smaller batches, you'll have an easier time finding any that cause trouble.

Then, be smart. After you get it all set up, back it up. Your hard drive will fail, more infections will come along, and you'll be doing this all again if you are not prepared. Periodic updates to your backup will keep it recent and you can keep the first one as your "factory restore". You can even merge your restore partition with your main one for more space and make an image of that for your "factory restore". Since it will have all your programs, updates, and files, it will save you a lot of time for recovery.

Free drive backup software (imaging, cloning, and archiving - backups can be created on a second hard drive, internal or external, or on DVD's, or BluRay disks. One BluRay disk will hold most peoples' entire system drive's backup at 25 GB's using compressed images, 50 GB's double-layer):

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 (Recovery boot CD or USB key)
Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express or (mirror)
Easeus Todo Backup
ODIN (open-source)
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Passmark OSFClone (Bootable, cloning only)

There are also many commercial products with more features.
 

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A:"Important" Updates Won't Install Properly

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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A:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

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A:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/44735-cant-open-windows-update-settings-check-updates.html
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A:Any way to hide "you have hidden important updates" WGA nag banner in Windows Update?

Description of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)

It's pretty basic. The core of it is, they are a company that sells computer Operating System software and don't want to be ripped off. And to prevent rip-offs from updating beneficial security and other support they provide FREE, they require you run the WGA.

That isn't unreasonable.

Don't like it? Get Linux or whatever.


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Hi. I had the same problem and contacted Microsoft for help.On a remote session they runned MicrosoftFixit50202 and the problem is for now solved.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9665683Hope this help.

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No problems for me, everything is back to normal

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A:Windows Updates Caused IE8 to "Forget" All My Password Settings

Originally Posted by Imperfect1


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i have a feeling it was the update for the x64 based systems. that is the most general optoin, as the others refer to windows defender and the security updates

now you have an idea of what caused it, do what you can.
otherwise, its the restore
Lil' Domii

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Have a look at this anyway https://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358

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After system restart the list comes back but after next Updates it vanished.
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit, SP1

A:blank list in "Select updates to install" Windows Update

Install SP2 standalone version and all hotfixes.If it don't help
observe your system for a while on clean boot How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering with a game or a program that you currently use

http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/261450-blank-list-select-updates-install-windows-update.html
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You guys rock. Thanks for helping me out with the last issue.

A:New install Windows 7 - "Checking for Updates" doesn't finish

I also forgot to mention that at present, it wouldn't allow me to put a screensaver on there and there is no sound coming from the computer. Do you think this could just come with the update problem?

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/400285-new-install-windows-7-checking-updates-doesnt-finish.html
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I was given a computer for my daughter. It was JUST installed with Windows 7 home Premium sp1 when we got it. When I have tried to check for updates, it gets stuck- even if I leave it for hours & hours, it still continues to "check for updates" (& I have very fast internet). I have ran microsofts windows update troubleshooter, but it still does the same thing. Please help.

Thank you for your time & assistance.


Dell Vostro A860
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-update-stuck-cheking-for-updates-new-install-1038361.html
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like in the last post i made i made a video since its easy on me then typing.

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Any advice, help????

Mods, please feel free to move me to the other thread I suspect exists.

Cheers

ausgumbie

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G'day mate!

Have a look here.

Windows Update stuck downloading updates in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/18005-windows-updates-stuck-downloading-updates-37-2-days.html
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Toshiba are talking out of their nether regions.
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4GB is quite enough for most purposes.

What Security software is installed? - what different Anti-Virus programs have EVER been installed?

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/267519-toshiba-technician-says-dont-install-windows-7-updates.html
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A:Can't install updates, "can't reach Windows install service"

Can you install anything else on your computer?

If not,

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Copy/Paste the following command:

regedit /e C:\look.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer"

Press Enter.

You won't notice anything. However, it will have created a report on your C drive
named look. Attach that file to your next reply.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-install-updates-cant-reach-windows-install-service.1086593/
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A:Updates at "Starting Windows" screen

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You have it set to notify if out of date by more than one day.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/335363-mbam-pro-settings-how-automatically-get-missed-updates.html
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Rather than doing offline updating, why not set up a WSUS server, and point the clients at that for their updates? this has the benefit of automatic collection to the store, and controlled distribution to the clients, as well.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/359502-offline-updates-spend-enormous-time-searching-updates.html
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A:XPpro win updates "updates were unable to be successfully installed" 0x8024200e

Have you tried the system file check:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xppro-win-updates-updates-were-unable-to-be-successfully-installed-0x8024200e.363424/
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Originally Posted by ARAMP1


I've decided to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 with the free upgrade. Unfortunately, it has been stuck "Checking for Updates" for the last 30-45 minutes. Is this normal? I've updated two laptops, one Windows 7 Home and one Windows 8 and it didn't take nearly this long. I'm afraid I'm stuck in some kind of loop. I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything.



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A:Help: I want to save any found "updates" to a CD, to install later

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A:Install stuck on "Installing Updates".

Hello!
I'm trying to install Windows 7 retail with no luck.
I've been installing it many times before, from beta to rtm with no problem whatsoever, it's an excellent OS!

But now it just won't work, it gets stuck on "installing updates" or "installing features", mostly the first.
I have tryed with the dvd and a bootable usb, same thing.

I am using the following hardware:

Asus P6T Deluxe
Intel i7 920
Corsair Dominator 3x2Gb
AMD HD4850
OCZ Vertex SSD (for the OS)
Samsung F1 1Tb (for storage)

Questings and answers:

? Do you have a single OS on your computer, are you planning on multi-booting with this installation?
I'm doing a clean install, I have no OS on my computer now.

? Are you multi-booting now?
No

Current Hardware
? How many internal hard drives (HD) are connected to your system?
1 ssd and 1 hdd
? Are they IDE or SATA?
Sata
? How many DVD drives are connected to your system?
1
? Are they IDE or SATA Drives?
Sata
? Any external HDs used?
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Try burning at 4X
Disconnect everything except monitor, keyboard and mouse.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/41791-install-stuck-installing-updates.html
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A:88 important updates cannot install windows 8 how serious

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A:How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates?

bloomcounty said:

I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

1. No. You either do Windows update and Office update, or you do Microsoft update, which does both at once.

2. I think so, but I am not positive. If you need it, it will install it, or, if you decline, you may not get updates. One way to find out, try it.

3. I don't think it will do the updates without it. Again, try it. It never caused any problems for me having it.

4. I can't guarantee that, nor can anyone else. Sometimes these "hotfixes" cause problems. Wait at least a few days after release to update was my motto. If there were any problems, you may hear about them, giving you the option to wait for that "fix" and, it gives MS time to be notified and correct it. Hopefully.

For what it's worth, I always kept my XP updated, waiting a few days after the release of course.
Hope this helps.
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A:How Important Are Ms Office Updates? Are They Included In Windows Critical Updates?

I don't have that detection tool either. At least some of the office updates are available through the windows update feature. You can also navigate to the Office updates site from the windows update site. There are no problems with installing the office updates separately. In fact, I generally download only 1 or 2 updates at a time as I am on dial-up.

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A:" Security Updates Won't Install "

Read these over

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922377

http://support.installshield.com/kb/...icleid=Q111492


Quote:





I've not had that personally. But what happens if you:

# reboot machine

# download the SP from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...B-A83353618B38

(redistributional package: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en)

and install it?

Also consider disabling your Anti Virus software before installing
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/Sho...49630&SiteID=1

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A:How to fix "not responding" problem in all programs and "lost updates"

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

That temp file that you mentioned, is it in the root of the system drive?
In other words is it located here: C:\1ee10074....

If that is where it is, then it could be from a .NET update. They do not always remove that randomly named folder. Don't delete it just yet, go inside of it (say continue to the permissions security pop ups). If you find several folders with 4 numbers for the name, then it is probably from an update. Those numbered folders are for different languages. You can delete the folder if you want or just leave it. The folder is not the cause of your problems.

Try a scan with this:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...fender-offline

Then try this:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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A:"Secure Boot Violation" error after recent Windows Updates

Turn off Secure Boot, but do not enable CSM.

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A:Windows update not working, hangs while "searching for updates"

I decided to start over, even installed a new, factory fresh hard drive (I have planned to do this in the future and thought this would be a good time to do it).
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A:KB2852386 - "Windows Updates Cleanup" failing after reboot ! :(

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Greetings/Grüße Gernot

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A:changing update settings to important updates only--help?

I don't let it download anything myself, and I uncheck the box for give me recommended updates the same as important, these are my settings,



And with this tutorial I've set it to disable OS upgrades,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Not sure if you have pro version, if you do you can use either method, if you just have the home version then you can only use option one.

I haven't had anything forced on me and I am in control of what gets downloaded, I install them all anyway except for silverlight and skype.

You have to do it manually but at least you know when and what you are installing.

I'm not sure there is setting that you are looking for, only install important updates doesn't seem be an option.

Separating the recommended from important by unchecking that box in the blue outline will give you only important updates in the important section.

As for the W10 update already downloaded, I think there is a way to get rid of it, I can't remember right now I'm sure someone else will come along with more info.

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A:changing update settings to important updates only--help?

First of all, you don't need to Install Windows optional updates.
Secondly, you should change your Windows Update Setting to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".
 
After you have changed the Windows Update Setting to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", Windows Update will search again for available updates.
When the search is complete, look for KB3035583, and hide this update.
 
The Disadvantage is that you have to manually search for Windows Updates.
But the Advantage is that you have more control of which of the Windows Updates is being Installed on your Laptop.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/604285/changing-update-settings-to-important-updates-only-help/
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A:Windows update stuck "Searching for updates"

See this post:
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I attached the logs in CBS but I had to move some CBSPersist cab files for size reasons.
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It doesn't seems to have pending updates.
Thanks for listening, if you need more logs let me know.

A:"Windows Updates Cleanup" failing after reboot

This appears to be the cause of your problems...

Code:
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CBS Obtained poqexec from Cbs key. C:\Windows\System32\poqexec.exe /display_progress \SystemRoot\WinSxS\pending.xml
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CBS Startup: Processing non-critical driver operations queue, Count 7.
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CBS Doqe: Locking driver updates, Count 7
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 00000005 Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:2482ce18d90fcf01010000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:2482ce18d90fcf01020000004004d004} path: [l:180{90}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_usbport.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17586_none_1b9eb6021a6421dc" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 00000006 Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:45a6d518d90fcf01030000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:45a6d518d90fcf01040000004004d004} path: [l:172{86}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_usb.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17586_none_28d4bd852548d3f5" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 00000007 Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:45a6d518d90fcf01050000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:45a6d518d90fcf01060000004004d004} path: [l:172{86}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_bth.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17607_none_d0789c5ad225ef11" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 00000008 Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:a507d818d90fcf01070000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:a507d818d90fcf01080000004004d004} path: [l:202{101}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_tsgenericusbdriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.16398_none_8990d94eb5ecd1da" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 00000009 Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:0569da18d90fcf01090000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:0569da18d90fcf010a0000004004d004} path: [l:194{97}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_tsusbhubfilter.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.16398_none_68892afee5e71e34" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 0000000a Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:66cadc18d90fcf010b0000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:66cadc18d90fcf010c0000004004d004} path: [l:180{90}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_termkbd.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.16398_none_d84338d64915d591" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 0000000b Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:c62bdf18d90fcf010d0000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:c62bdf18d90fcf010e0000004004d004} path: [l:180{90}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_termmou.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.16398_none_77087dc3892e28b3" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)

2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CSI 0000000b Performing 1 operations; 1 are not lock/unlock and follow:
LockComponentPath (10): flags: 0 comp: {l:16 b:c62bdf18d90fcf010d0000004004d004} pathid: {l:16 b:c62bdf18d90fcf010e0000004004d004} path: [l:180{90}]"\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_termmou.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.16398_none_77087dc3892e28b3" pid: 440 starttime: 130340339167412268 (0x01cf0fd90ffa402c)
2014-01-12 21:58:51, Info CBS Doqe: q-uninstall: Inf: usbport.inf, Ranking: 2, Device-Insta... Read more

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Self - troubleshooting done so far but did not work:
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4) System restored to the earliest restore point: July 15, 2015

Please help.

A:windows 7 sp1 update stuck at "checking for updates"

This is currently a common issue - partly caused by a poor update from MS which slows the process down, and partly caused by throttling of the MS servers.

Simply leave WU to do it's thing overnight - or longer if necessary - it will get there in the end.
If it's still not completed a scan after 24 hours running...
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A:Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

Temporarily disable your antivirus program if it helps.

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Just for reference, is it a hardware clicking sound or a clicking sound through the speakers?

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Is Windows Modules Installer set to Manual ?

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A:"Reverting Changes" after large batch of Windows Updates

This problem drove me nuts.  The Windows Update database is not corrupt in this case and renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder and starting a new one won't amount to a hill of beans with this problem.   Reading through this thread, I am
amazed at the agony this issue is causing. 
The whole thing is a messed up patch from August 2012 that doesn't behave properly.  It was wrong when it came out and Microsoft apparently never did fix it correctly.  Quality control at the world's biggest software company. 

Here is the workaround.
Of that large batch of patches, first pick out KB2647753.  Put that patch in first.  Restart the computer, let it run through its update process, then do the rest.  Your Windows Updates should work fine after that.  That's it.  That's
the whole cure. 
Our friends at Lenovo are officially less than helpful on this problem, but a nice lady on the support line unofficially pointed me to this workaround last month.  But she would or could not tell me why. The official Lenovo answer is, "that question
is beyond the scope of our support and you need to call Microsoft", which of course goes nowhere fast. 

Do a google search for "KB2647753" and you'll see lots of history about this patch.  It has apparently caused lots of grief for lots of admins over the past several months and for the life of me, I don't understand why Microsoft won't fix it. 
Well, at least if anyone else goes looking for the Lenovo Windows Updates that revert, maybe they'll come across this workaround and save some grief.
Check out these links:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/why-wont-kb-2647753-install/aa599ea3-0bd9-4118-8e26-20d6ac4596ee
and
http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/r27424108-Solved-KB2647753-Problems-installing-it
and
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/246552-kb2647753.html
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A:"Windows could not check for updates automatically" message

Open Windows Update
Click on Change Settings
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Click OK
exit Windows Update
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Click on Change Settings
Select 'Update automatically'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
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A:Windows 7 hangs at "configuring updates" at launch

Use the system restore.

For the moment disable windows update.

Uninstall whatever is conflict.

Install just one update at a time restart.

Again and again.

Dont install 2-5 updates the same time.

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Some optional updates are useful and should be installed, some like Bing related items, Silverlight aren't, since you don't mention the KB numbers it's really hard to answer that.

Post a screenshot of them.

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windows 7 update stuck at checking for updates - Tech Support Forum

nothing has worked so far, please help.

A:windows 7 update stuck at "checking for updates..."

See if there are any methods in this Tutorial you haven't tried: Windows Update - Reset

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A:Windows update continually "checking for updates"

I finally got it to work. I had to go into Services and stop/restart both Windows Update and Windows Module Installer. Then launch windows update again and it showed the updates. 

They have to be installed 1 at a time. I tried to do 5 at once when it seemed things were working properly again and Windows took that to mean I wanted all updates installed. Of course it failed again with the "failure to configure updates" and I
was back at square one.

To get into services just hit the windows key and R at the same time. Type services.msc then hit enter. I also set both the Update and Installer to manual. Not sure if that had anything to do with making it work. 

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Good Evening All First of all let me Almost Updates. Stopped Working" Program Every after "Has Windows apologize beforehand for the rambling post Almost Every Program "Has Stopped Working" after Windows Updates. I just don't really know where to start and what information is needed I'm hoping there is hope for my Lenovo T laptop When I try to open most programs I get the error listed in the title of this post Then it goes to quot Windows is checking for a solution to the problem quot Then it closes and goes away I haven't been able to figure out any rhyme or reason to the apps that do not load I was stupid and recently performed every Windows Update that showed up and my problems have started since One of my original problems was with GfxUI exe stopping so I uninstalled Microsoft NET Framework and that seems to have helped with that error at least original error screen shot attached I think is still on the machine I've also manually uninstalled any of the updates I can specifically remember installing Additionally I've tried to do a system restore as far back as I am able but that hasn't helped I wish I had earlier restore points I don't think I have any viruses malware as my McAfee and Malwarebytes haven't found anything could be wrong I have attached latest HijackThis log I cannot use any diagnostic tools Microsoft Management Console Lenovo ThinkvantageToolbox etc because everything closes However I have performed a few SFC scans and have a bunch of quot Could not reproject corrupted file quot entries I didn't want to attach that without permission as it is MB's Short of a full Windows reinstall do you guys girls think there is anything I can do to get back up and running Thank you in advance for your consideration and assistance Pete

A:Almost Every Program "Has Stopped Working" after Windows Updates.

The first step I would take is this.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
it may help stabilize things a bit.

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When I click to search updates, it stays stuck at the screen "Checking for updates...". I left there for 20 hours and it is still stuck.
My computer is having other problems too. sfc /scannow doesn't works (Windows resource protection could not start the repair service)
My computer isn't shutting down. It stays on this screen: Screenshot by Lightshot
Recently my computer failed on updating windows and I couldn't initialize my machine. So I entered in secure mode and typed this command on cmd: Dism /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions. But the problems were happening before I did this.

*Sorry for bad english

A:Windows stuck at "Checking for updates" and other problems

Hi Gabriel,

been using slmgr /rearm, by any chance.

Looking back over your earlier posts, Axe0 was wrong, your install was/is non-genuine.

If you have purchased yet another key, run this tool copy/paste the output

Roy

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I work for an IT firm in The Bahamas and as a result do a lot of Windows reloads nbsp However I have noticed that recently within the last year Windows has a very difficult time updating after a fresh reload with SP nbsp When I check for updates it starts scanning and says quot Checking for Updates quot but never finds any nbsp It just keeps checking nbsp I've left it running for hours without ever finding a single update Here's the thing it isn't a particular computer nbsp As I said I do a lot of reloads for Stuck "Checking Update at updates" Windows nbsp This happens Windows Update Stuck at "Checking for updates" on almost every computer after a reload of Windows regardless of brand nbsp Sometimes I scan before activating Windows sometimes after nbsp There is no antivirus installed and I've tried it with Windows Firewall both enabled and disabled nbsp Sometimes after scanning for a long time it will automatically install updates without having me select any of the updates nbsp It still says quot Checking for Updates quot Other times it just never finds or installs any updates but it still says quot Checking for Updates quot nbsp I'm not the only one who has recognized the problems my colleagues have also experienced it nbsp I've also tried updating on many different networks home work customers network etc nbsp Same result I have done lots of research online to see if other people have been having this issue but I have not found anything nbsp Has anybody else been experiencing this problem nbsp Is Microsoft having an issue with Windows update or are they intentionally trying to discourage the use of Windows nbsp I'm not sure how it has been such a big problem for my colleagues and I in the last year but no one seems to know anything about it

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