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FIXED!! Windows 7 sp1 never ends searching for updates

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Just a quick question while this thread is up, I have used the latest patch for Vista and it didnt work, still cant get updates for it, any ideas?
Its been a while, but I think you can try looking in the catalog.
 

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I just go to settings and select don't check for updates./ After I finish the clean install
Then when its done all 6 steps I set it to check for updates

It might be the wireless messing it up. But this is what I've always done
Hey @Jetster sorry it took so long. I did a fresh install of 7 SP1 (with SP1 build date (MSDN ISO) and I didnt touch the WU settings at all (They need to be on just not actively "searching") and I was able to complete and run it fine. After the last stage and a reboot I got a few hundred updates ready to install.

Just a quick question while this thread is up, I have used the latest patch for Vista and it didnt work, still cant get updates for it, any ideas?
@Melvis I dont have Vista install media on me at the shop but when I get home I can install Vista on a VM and try it. I know Vista and 8 are the slowest. For 7 updates post immediately but for Vista and 8 it just generally shortens the process by several hours they usually arent immediately available when opening the WU control panel.
 
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Hey @Jetster sorry it took so long. I did a fresh install of 7 SP1 (with SP1 build date (MSDN ISO) and I didnt touch the WU settings at all (They need to be on just not actively "searching") and I was able to complete and run it fine. After the last stage and a reboot I got a few hundred updates ready to install.



@Melvis I dont have Vista install media on me at the shop but when I get home I can install Vista on a VM and try it. I know Vista and 8 are the slowest. For 7 updates post immediately but for Vista and 8 it just generally shortens the process by several hours they usually arent immediately available when opening the WU control panel.
Thanks for checking, I tried hard wired but still No. I think it might be something with the system. He's just running it for now with no updates.
 
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Hey @Jetster sorry it took so long. I did a fresh install of 7 SP1 (with SP1 build date (MSDN ISO) and I didnt touch the WU settings at all (They need to be on just not actively "searching") and I was able to complete and run it fine. After the last stage and a reboot I got a few hundred updates ready to install.



@Melvis I dont have Vista install media on me at the shop but when I get home I can install Vista on a VM and try it. I know Vista and 8 are the slowest. For 7 updates post immediately but for Vista and 8 it just generally shortens the process by several hours they usually arent immediately available when opening the WU control panel.
That would be great! Im about to try something later today to get it started but yeah its been a pain just sits there for like aweek and gets no updates, and I just want it done so I can get it sold off lol.
 

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That would be great! Im about to try something later today to get it started but yeah its been a pain just sits there for like aweek and gets no updates, and I just want it done so I can get it sold off lol.
I have a few more updates I can apply (Last patches were around April it looks like.) Give me a few days to test it out and make sure it doesnt break shit. Unfortunately given that these are the last patches if this speeds it up its as good as your ever going to get.
 

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reaching back out @Melvis I tested a vanilla installer (SP2) and ran the script to see for myself what you were seeing before applying the update code. This shit is all sorts of bugged. my bad. UAC changes are flaky at best and it can do with some better descriptive text. Its also missing a reboot. AND updating is also slow for me. sorry again give me a few days to fix and patch this (I do multiple fresh installs to rule out issues) and I'll toss it back to you guys. Will also look into Windows 7 as well @Jetster since I know you have had some issue with it recently (though it honestly still works fine for myself and others).

either way thanks for the heads up! :toast: again just give me a few days. The end of the year is a REALLY busy time for me doing audits of my infrastructure and process at work for roll out in Jan.
 
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reaching back out @Melvis I tested a vanilla installer (SP2) and ran the script to see for myself what you were seeing before applying the update code. This shit is all sorts of bugged. my bad. UAC changes are flaky at best and it can do with some better descriptive text. Its also missing a reboot. AND updating is also slow for me. sorry again give me a few days to fix and patch this (I do multiple fresh installs to rule out issues) and I'll toss it back to you guys. Will also look into Windows 7 as well @Jetster since I know you have had some issue with it recently (though it honestly still works fine for myself and others).

either way thanks for the heads up! :toast: again just give me a few days. The end of the year is a REALLY busy time for me doing audits of my infrastructure and process at work for roll out in Jan.
Your a bloody legend @Solaris17 Thank you so very much for your help and work with this, it has made my life repairing computers alot easier!

looking forward to hearing from you once you got it all sorted :toast:

Oh and I think Windows 7 seems to update without issues anymore, I havent had to use your fix on 7 for some time now, but Vista/XP really need it.
 
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you know it man! Vista is giving me a hard time but im actively working on it. Specifically I just need to find the updates specifically that will speed up the process, generally kernel patches. I just havent found it yet. There are /were/ out of window sec patches for double pulsar that I want to include since AFAIK they do not pull via WU.
 
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dear @Melvis this CPU is garbage and my VMs are taking a painfully long time to finish testing id probably shotgun bleach before I do this again with this CPU, but I have made progress results soon™
 
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dear @Melvis this CPU is garbage and my VMs are taking a painfully long time to finish testing id probably shotgun bleach before I do this again with this CPU, but I have made progress results soon™
Haha all good no rush, thanks again for doing this it will help me and others greatly that work on older Computers, progress is good!
 

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Haha all good no rush, thanks again for doing this it will help me and others greatly that work on older Computers, progress is good!
NP thanks for being patient, as im sure you can understand the end of the year is very busy for me, im sick as a dog and my machines CPU is slow (Lack of cores) However some good news on the front lines, my VM on a fresh install of vista with SP2 can get you ready to take on the first wave of 200+ updates in about 35min total YMMV, im just working out the kinks in Vistas security sub system that stalls the process witha security prompt, Windows 7 and above are a bit easier in that you only need to modify UAC but Vista touches a bunch of different things to accomplish the same thing. Its a bit annoying.

When I have a clear head I'll try to correct it tomorrow. Once thats complete I'll test on windows 7 and up to make sure I didnt break it for anyone else and release the updates patch.
 

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Version 9 is now up and updated in the OP with change log. Big changes are Windows Vista and Windows 8 have had additional patches applied to help speed up the process even more. All OSs tested fine on the new release.

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2GB ram
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under 60min

LMK have a great night.
 
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Version 9 is now up and updated in the OP with change log. Big changes are Windows Vista and Windows 8 have had additional patches applied to help speed up the process even more. All OSs tested fine on the new release.

LMK have a great night.
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Thank you so much Solaris17 for your hard work! I will put this to good use very shortly.