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Unable to do Windows Update


tsw88

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#1
OK, hi all, new to the discussion board.
My laptop is Lenovo x250. It shouldn't be a bad one. Intel i5 and 8GB RAM, running on 1TB hard drive (not SSD)

Recent issue - Unable to do Windows Update, I have tried for several times. It just forever "checking for updates" after hours of hours leaving it.
I don't believe that it takes

- Stable high speed broadband connection 100Mbps - Connection is always stable and fast.
- Hard drive is the one I was suspecting , but it's checked with crystaldiskinfo and the SMART is OK

I don't think the CPU or the RAM is failing and I am still using this computer fine

I was not feeling smooth with this computer so I wanted to update the windows. However, just no update could be done.

I have even restore everything with the option provided by Windows, yes, it took a while to reset and everything is reset, but

the problem is not fixed - Still "Checking for Updates" forever....

Does anyone know what's the problem
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo
    CPU
    intel i5
    Motherboard
    I don't know
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel graphics
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

erpster4

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did you install the KB3172614 update?
you will have to manually download KB3172614, install and reboot and then rerun Windows Update

After KB3172614 was installed on my dad's win8.1 laptop, it only took no more than 8 to 10 minutes to show available updates (if the \Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder was completely empty; otherwise it would take between 2 to 5 minutes)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5306
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A6-5200M Accelerated Processor
    Memory
    4 GB