I am asking here because I have tried everything I can and it wont fix. I restored to different restore points, returned to factory three times, and ran the auto fix utilities.

It updated Saturday but the updates failed and since then it hangs on checking for updates.


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Microsoft released a new WindowsUpdate Client Update to fix the slow Update searching/Installation.

Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 7

32Bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=fcd6bf5d-f004-4ca3-aa7e-1de462b91dd0

64Bit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4fe566bd-31b1-4413-8c4c-412b52533669

Try this new Update and look if it speeds up the installation of Updates.


I had a similar issue when upgrading from 7 to 10. It turned out that the downloads had corrupted. You have to manually remove the downloaded files and rerun the update check. The path to check is:


Where X:\ is your system drive. See this forum link for reference.

If you have any additional error messages please update your question with them.

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