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Windows 7 Updates Running TOO SLOW, or just plain "hanging up / freezing"??


Anyone out there in "Windows7ville" experiencing those DREADED slooooowww updates, or is it seeming to hang / freeze without actually downloading and installing your security updates??

I struggled with this exact same issue regarding Windows 7 Updates.. (SLOOOW download times, Win7 Update basically "hanging" at the "searching for updates" portion of the install procedure), you name it! Fortunately, I got fed-UP with these problems and "dug down deep" in researching for a "fool-proof" solution!

This issue apparently stems from the fact that Microsoft in all their "wisdom" decided to change how their update servers "hand out" their updates to computers requesting Windows 7-related updates, after Windows 8/8.1 was released.

Here's the fix(es) which worked for me:

First, we need to find out what version of Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) we have:

Click the Start button. Right-click "Computer", and then left-click "Properties" from the resulting pop-up menu. This will bring up a new window showing what version of Windows 7 you have, what type of CPU, how much system RAM, and most importantly if it is 32 or 64-bit.

(For this solution, I'm assuming that one has the 64 bit version of Windows 7. If you have 32 bit, then at any time during this process you see a different choice to download the 32 bit version of an update, please do so. Also, you MUST have Service Pack 1 installed on Windows 7 for this guide to be successful. If you don't have it installed yet, please download the full installer and run it before continuing: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842

Make SURE you restart once SP1 has finished installing!)

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First, click the "start button" (Lower-left corner of your screen.. looks like the windows logo in a "bubble"). In the search blank at the bottom of the "start menu", type in "cmd". When it shows the result, right-click it, and then left-click "Run as Administrator". Keep this window open, but shrunk-down and off to the side a bit, as you'll need to run a command a couple times during this process.

1.) Type in (or copy and paste this) into the command prompt:

net stop wuauserv

Press "enter" / "return". This will completely stop the background Windows Update service, preventing it from interrupting our repairs / updates to Windows Update.

2.) Download and run (I recommend Google Chrome or FireFox browser -- steer clear of using Internet Explorer, as it's FULL of non-fixable security flaws!!):

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3138612

This will ask you if you're sure you'd like to run this. Just keep saying "yes" or "ok".. (basically give it a positive response until it finishes). When it's done, restart your PC.

3.) Once your PC has fully restarted and you're back at your desktop screen, (you can see your wallpaper and all your "usual" desktop icons), REPEAT STEP 1... Then go back onto the web. Download and run:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

Once again, give it "positive responses" if it asks if you're sure you want to install this update package... Restart your PC once more after it's done.

Now, If you'd like to get all the most needed and necessary security updates done and over-with in "one fell swoop", then download and install the "Windows 7 Convenience Update", which will get your PC up-to-speed and up-to-date with security fixes MUCH more quickly!!

(Again, please repeat Step 1 before continuing!)

First, we'll need to run a quick "service stack update" on the updater service. Download and Run:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

On the service stack update page, remember to pick from the first two choices, based on if you have 64 bit or 32 bit.

Restart your PC once it's finished!

Repeat Step 1.

Now, onto the "Convenience Update"

Download and Run:

For 64 Bit:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2016/05/windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu

For 32 Bit:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2016/05/windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x86_ba1ff5537312561795cc04db0b02fbb0a74b2cbd.msu

As "always", restart your PC once the update finishes!

I hope this helped someone! Please let me know if it did, and have a truly excellent day!

on Apr 21, 2017 | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64...


try to download the kit again, try to set the compatibility mode

Microsoft... | Answered on Sep 08, 2015


Why use bootsect?
Easiest and working tool I found to create a bootable USB from an image is "Rufus", found here: Rufus Create bootable USB drives the easy way

I made a bootable USB for Windows 8.1 installation and confirm that it worked.

Hope this helps.

Microsoft... | Answered on Oct 03, 2014


Try re-registering the services on the client computer and see if that fixes it. Otherwise I would consider reinstalling Windows on the client.

Microsoft... | Answered on May 24, 2014


You will need to contact Facebook support for that. Here is a link to their live chat:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=410099297768

Phone: 650-543-4800
Fax: 650-543-4801

Microsoft... | Answered on Sep 07, 2012


You might have some viruses and malware.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Microsoft... | Answered on Jul 14, 2012


I have had the same problem one, two many times. I brought it to a pc repair shop over and over again and still the same. I have paid over and over equaling up to a total of $300. I looked else where and found out that I can repair this all on my own. You can too, just check this out HERE

Microsoft... | Answered on Jan 01, 2012


Could you please provide more details? Such as laptop model ..

Microsoft... | Answered on Sep 04, 2011


Good morning Jenna,

Majority of the time, a 500 connect fail error is associated with a HTTP Error 500 Internal server error. I am not sure if this is what you are referring to, if not, do let me know and I will address it accordingly.

So, what is an error that is presented when the Web Server (the program running the Web Site you are trying to enter) encounters to renders an unexpected problem that prevented it from fulfilling the request by the client (yourself via your web browser i.e. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and the like).

If this is the problem you are having when you attempt to access a website, then there is nothing you can do unless you own the website and have access to the software running it.

I hope this helps,
Cheers,
MarkyyG123

Microsoft 7... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019


windows 7 cannot be updated to another type of windows 7 without purchasing a new *********** for that version and then downloading updates.
Option2, reinstalling windows using an ultimate disc rather than a basic disk.
If you have a key for ultimate you would change your *********** and then manually start update service.

Microsoft 7... | Answered on Apr 18, 2019


Sorry to hear about that. You can try to recover the Photoshop file by using some methods recommended in this guide: 5 Proven Methods to Recover Photoshop Files on Mac and Windows Hope it can help you!

Microsoft 7... | Answered on Jun 21, 2018


You must have Ultimate or Enterprise edition to go from Polish to English, otherwise you must buy an English version of Windows 7 and re-install the Operating System.
  1. Start -> All Programs --> Windows Update --> Optional Updates.
  2. Open optional Updates and go to the section Windows 7 Language Packs.
  3. Tick the Language Pack you want and hit OK
  4. Proceed with Install Updates
  5. Depiction of Windows 7 downloading a Language Pack
  6. Automatic install initiated after download
How to change the Windows 7 Display Language:
  1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Clock, Language, and Region / Change the display language
  2. Switch the display language in the Choose a display language dropdown menu.
  3. Click OK
  4. Log off for the changes to take effect (This will affect only the user profile under which you are currently logged on).

Microsoft 7... | Answered on Dec 15, 2017


I am not an expert user so I don't know much about this but needing to contact a forum to solve a problem I learned the Java programme and Java Script that causes problems when it doesn't work are two different things.

Java Script, they told me, is not a standalone programme but a part of the Windows operating system. I can't remember the details but I had to open the control panel and somewhere in there had to "enable script".

I hope this helps.

Microsoft 7... | Answered on Sep 14, 2017


Windows 7 product activation code is on the cover of the package of windows 7 its a bunch of characters and numbers in 4 sets of 5
example ( J7PYM-6X6FJ-QRKYT-TW4KF-BY7H9)
this is just an example of what to look for dont try to use this it wont work. you get to use the code one time only.

Microsoft 7... | Answered on Nov 25, 2016

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