Joseph Michael Pesch
VP Programming

Window Update Slow or Stuck Checking for Updates

by 25. November 2014 06:53

After a fresh install of Windows 7 my Windows Update would take a long time (and typically never finish) when Checking for Updates.  In order to fix this I followed the steps below:

  1. Open the Windows Update panel and set to “Never Check For Updates (Not Recommended)”
  2. Stop the Windows Update Service (cmd: net stop wuauserv)
  3. Delete the folder: "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution"
  4. Restart the Windows Update Service (cmd: net start wuauserv)
  5. Download and install the two KB updates listed below: