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Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"


    Already tried everything I read on a lot of threads here. The Windows Update is stuck at the "green bar"

    I'm using Windows 8.1

    1) Already used the Microsoft Fixit from this KB topic: How do I reset Windows Update components?
    2) Tried all the fixes I could use from this page: https://www.winhelp.us/reinstall-windows-update.html
    3) Tried "sfc /scannow"
    4) Tried "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth"

    Still nothing, the green bar keep going for more than 4/5 hours

    Is there anything left to do? Or just re-install? Uninstall/Install windows again?

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Temporarily disable your antivirus program if it helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Temporarily disable your antivirus program if it helps.
    No antivirus here, just Windows Defender, should I disable it?

    There's no other "in-memory" app installed, just Office.
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Run System Files Cleanup in Disk Cleanup from Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Reboot when done and retry.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Run System Files Cleanup in Disk Cleanup from Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Reboot when done and retry.
    Doing that since read your reply. Right now it's stuck "cleaning the Windows Update files", more than 2 hours.

    Let's wait

    Thanks
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  6. #6


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Be patient, it should not be much longer.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, everything was deleted, took some time, but it was deleted. Then, I turned off the computer to try again today

    Turned the computer on and clicked to check for updates.

    One hour later and still on the "checking for updates" green bar
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  8. #8


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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    How's your internet speed and if any connection problems? Perform a Clean Boot, then try. If there is an improvement, follow the rest of the tutorial. You may find what is causing the slowdown.
    Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8
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  9. #9


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    If that doesn't help, please try option three: Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  10. #10


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I have 25mb on internet, it's good, no problem on that. I'm on another Windows 8.1 machine talking with you, no problem at all.

    Did the clean boot, there was only:

    - Java updater
    - Adobe Acrobat Service
    - Google Service (from chrome)
    - Intel Graphics

    Disabled it all and executing Windows Update now, still on the "green bar".

    Ouch, the windows update stopped now. Red error. Unable to check for updates, error "8024A008". I clicked the try again button
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