# windows 7 update 一直在檢查更新 跑很久 不動 沒進度

windows 7 update 一直在檢查更新 跑很久 不動 沒進度

windows update just seems to hang while checking.

Valid as of: Sep 2016 (2016-09-13)
Valid until (presumably): Oct 2016 (2016-10-11)

This HowTo is valid for Win7 SP1 and Vista SP2, which have been newly installed or haven’t been updated for some time. It should also help on systems that were up-to-date last month – just install the missing updates from the list below in this case.

These instructions were only tested on Win7 SP1. However, the list of updates should speed up the search for updates on Vista SP2, too.

# Solution to the issue

The term “solution” might be a little bit exaggerated, since the following HowTo only tries to make sure that the Update Agent doesn’t need to check all updates, so the check for new updates is done faster. Futhermore, it’s only a temporary solution; most likely the issue will appear again with the next Patchday.

Install the following updates BEFORE letting Windows search for updates, to avoid this very search taking “forever”:

KB Win7 x64 Win7 x86 Vista x64 Vista x86

On newly installed Win7 SP1 systems it’s not really necessary to install the updates from the list above; it’s sufficient to install any of the current Windows Update Clients (December 2015 or later) from the table below. But since the updates from the list will be installed automatically anyway, it doesn’t matter if they’re installed manually beforehand.

To reduce memory and CPU usage while searching for updates, the following updates should be installed as well:

# Steps to take after Windows installation

start /wait "" "%SystemRoot%\system32\wusa.exe" "C:\full\path\to\Update.msu" /quiet /norestart