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Windows 7 Checking for Updates for Hours.

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posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: mclarenmp4

Yeah, I tried that, it didn't work.




posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: Quantum12

We could never afford MAC's. When Windows 7 crashes here, we'll be forced to replace with Ubuntu or possibly go over to the Samsung Galaxy TAB A 9.7.

I'm done with windows.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: TonyS

Yep just burn a Linux image and have it wipe out windows. I did this on a laptop. Linux works great! No problems!



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: mclarenmp4
Common issue.

Download the patch from MS here.

Once you install that reboot, go to windows update and it will be back to normal speeds for checking updates.

Knowledge Base Article

^^^This...and you can also do this...
Install KB3020369, then download the Windows 7 Update Rollup for your version of Windows 7(Must be downloaded with Internet Explorer). This is an unofficial SP2 from MS. Be certain your computer is unhooked from the internet before installing the rollup.
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posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: Quantum12

Ubuntu?
I don't know how to "burn a linux image". You mean upload it and install it?



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: TonyS

Ubuntu or Linux mint is good. Ubuntu is Linux. Just download it to your computer and you have to burn it to a cd r.
Install it or put it on a jump drive.
www.ubuntu.com...



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 12:44 PM
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I was COMPLETELY happy with Windows XP. Windows 8 turned my computer into an app hungry cell phone. No bueno. Have 7 now, I will never go to 10. As previously said, Linux is a great choice. Windows is doing nefarious things and frankly, I don't trust it one bit.

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posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: EternalShadow

Agreed, XP was the best! 10 is a mess. Linux rocks. I have a Mac with no problems.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

XP is good today and seems light but when you had people with like 32mb ram and an 400mhz processor would soon make you headbutt a large hole in the wall.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: mclarenmp4

Thank you it worked,very thankful for your help, you saved me from either ripping my hair out or drop kicking my computer across the living room thank you. 255 updates!



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: EternalShadow

I agree with you.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

I agree with you about XP. I still have Windows 98 on a emachine. It still works like a slow dog. Lol



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: TonyS

Here use this to make an image its awesome and does so much more.

download.cnet.com...



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: enament

Image Burn rocks. Good one!



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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Lol I have felt like doing that.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: enament

On it! Thanks!



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: enament
Still may be the cause. They have to download and install in order. Has it completed , yet?



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: enament
a reply to: mclarenmp4

Thank you it worked,very thankful for your help, you saved me from either ripping my hair out or drop kicking my computer across the living room thank you. 255 updates!


Not a problem, I'm glad it helped.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: mclarenmp4

That is installed on my system....I still have the issue....and it has gotten worse.
For the last two months, I have had to totally turn OFF updates.

Last month...I waited until the end of the month...ran check for updates and was easily able to install the updates I chose to install.

So, I'll be trying the same thing next week.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

Is there a workaround to the INternet Explorer requirement?
I never used it on this computer....and so it is probably woefully not up to date....I don't even remember how IE works LOLOL



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