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Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

  1. #21


    Posts : 2
    8.1 64bit

    Success thanks to erpster4


    Install the following Win8.1 update - KB3172614
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    this update rollup contains Windows Update Client v7.9.9600.18340 from KB3163023 that should resolve the long "checking for updates" problem

    Thanks to erpster4 for their Microsoft Update Catalog suggestion. It took a long time but eventually found my updates and continues to check correctly.
    Pentris

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Pentris View Post
    Install the following Win8.1 update - KB3172614
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    this update rollup contains Windows Update Client v7.9.9600.18340 from KB3163023 that should resolve the long "checking for updates" problem

    Thanks to erpster4 for their Microsoft Update Catalog suggestion. It took a long time but eventually found my updates and continues to check correctly.
    Pentris
    How long is a "long time"? I have left mine go for over 24 hours and nothing happens.

    I have tried this solution along with about 9 others to get Windows Update to work but none of them seem to unstick the Update block. I am on my third clean install of 8.1 Pro and they all have stopped updating after the initial 47.

    Anybody...please help!
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  3. #23


    OK, I finally figured out how to fix this problem...

    1 - Go to Services Console and STOP BITS and Windows Update services
    2 - Go to Windows directory and delete ALL contents in SoftwareDistribution subdirectory
    3 - Install the following Win8.1 update - KB3172614
    Microsoft Update Catalog
    4 - Restart your computer as directed
    5 - Go to Control Panel and perform Check for Updates
    6 - Prepare yourself an adult beverage and play on your flawless iPad
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  4. #24


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Bummpr, thank you for providing the solution to this ridiculous problem! This thread needs to be stickied and everyone within needs to rep. Kudos!
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2
    Wndows 8.1


    I have the same problem with 8.1 update,stuck.Please somebody help this old man,how do I get to services console?,thanks for any help.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 2
    Wndows 8.1


    I found the solution in a post at howtogeek.com.,are links allowed here?the solution they give there worked for me.
    You can also search at the website for "windows updates stuck",it give you the solution,good luck to others with the
    same problem.
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