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    Windows Update just keeps on checking

    Any help please.
    I have been checking on an off all this week since patch Tuesday however all Windows Update does is say checking for updates. It never completes.
    I have run the Microsoft Fixit. I have stopped and started the BITS and Windows Update services. I have registered all the dlls which Microsoft says are needed.
    Nothing seems to make a difference.

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    Many people have seen what you are seeing. Some have let WU run > 12 hours. If the update troubleshooter does not resolve the problem maybe try to let it run overnight.

    Joe

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    A Windows 10 check for updates completes in about 30 seconds .......... hmmm?

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    @Bruce,

    There are many reports of WU taking an excessive amount of time with Vista, Win7, & Win8.1. I wonder if the architecture of WU is suspect. XP had the same problem once Microsoft stopped producing service packs for it and so many patches were releases that very long supercedence chains had to be checked. Microsoft had to retire some of the old patches to decrease the amount of checking that WU was doing.

    Joe

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    Yep. Woody's discussed little else for the last three days.

    Checking for updates still takes forever
    It’s time for Microsoft to fix glacial Windows 7 updates
    Possible fix for the abysmally slow Windows 7 update scans?

    Isn't it curious though that it's suddenly affected the last three versions of Windows all at once?

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