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#195464 20-Apr-2016 20:30
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I just received a HP laptop - it's a ZBook workstation (beautiful i7, 16GB, 3840x2160 screen).

 

It's running Windows 7 (funny it came with a Windows 10 DVD as well and recovery DVD even though there's no optical drive on this machine). Anyway. Boot up and started Windows Update. Since this is a fresh laptop I would expect to see lots of updates but instead it's been running the "Checking for Updates" for the last two hours and nothing. 

 

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  #1536990 20-Apr-2016 20:41
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Send it back?
It's absolutely ridiculous that 10 isn't installed.

 

 

 

 

 

edit: just saw the Oz RRP of the 14... woahhh... I'd want someone to come to my house and install 10 for that money!

 

 


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  #1536995 20-Apr-2016 20:47
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Try ethernet.

 
 
 
 


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  #1537018 20-Apr-2016 21:11
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I've had this on a clean install. After hours of doing nothing it sprang into life.

 

Nathan provided this link in someone else's post:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343

 

 








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  #1537022 20-Apr-2016 21:14
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Had this issue on a mates new rig after installing win 7 pro. After waiting for hours and hours we just manually installed updates required to play games. Then preceeded to update to win 10 through the pop up on the screen, that was also stuck on a screen for hours upon hours saying looking for updates. Was a headache of a weekend.

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  #1537025 20-Apr-2016 21:17
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Maybe update the windows update agent from the download center.

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  #1537030 20-Apr-2016 21:23
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What you are experiencing is normal unfortunately. 


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  #1537053 20-Apr-2016 22:03
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I'm pretty sure there's a hotfix for this. I used it on a machine recently.




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  #1537054 20-Apr-2016 22:07
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Installed the KB. Will leave it "searching" overnight...

 

 





 

 

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  #1537055 20-Apr-2016 22:07
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try Nathan's suggestion from this thread:

 

 

You can make it go faster by installing this first

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343

 

 

Windows 7 updates slow to install, when a fresh install is done


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  #1537116 20-Apr-2016 23:51
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freitasm:

 

Installed the KB. Will leave it "searching" overnight...

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've had a PC with me today that I needed to reinstall Windows 7, I s*** you not it took about 5, maybe 6 hours for the Windows update to wake up and this is only after I gave up and told it to shut down for the night.

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/photos/HKHKNmWiNE2Jjn4GA 




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  #1537118 21-Apr-2016 00:00
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Ok, it's midnight now and it finally listed 150+ updates available... Starting installation now.

 

 





 

 

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  #1537122 21-Apr-2016 00:41
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i had the same problem

 

 

 

but after a search on google 

 

there a few updates to install before any updates

 

KB3078601

 

KB3087039

 

KB3102810 feb2016 update agent

 

KB3109094

 

KB3134214

 

 

 

install those first  and reboot

 

and then update the rest 

 

 

 

and dont install these updates or you will get the windows 10 nagging

 

(as of 2015-08-26):
 KB3012973 - Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
 KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
 KB3035583 - GWX Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
 KB2952664 - Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
 KB2976978 - Compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
 KB3022345 - Telemetry [Replaced by KB3068708]
 KB3068708 - Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
 KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
 KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
 KB3080149 - Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry

 

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/list-of-windows-7-telemetry-updates-to-avoid.379151/


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  #1537126 21-Apr-2016 03:58
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freitasm:

 

Ok, it's midnight now and it finally listed 150+ updates available... Starting installation now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are reports of installing KB3138612 and KB3145739 together, dramatically speeds up WU patching times

 

 

 

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3058260/microsoft-windows/heres-how-to-significantly-speed-up-windows-7-scans-for-updates.html


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  #1537127 21-Apr-2016 04:02
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biggal:

 

i had the same problem

 

 

 

but after a search on google 

 

there a few updates to install before any updates

 

KB3078601

 

KB3087039

 

KB3102810 feb2016 update agent

 

KB3109094

 

KB3134214

 

 

 

install those first  and reboot

 

and then update the rest 

 

 

 

and dont install these updates or you will get the windows 10 nagging

 

(as of 2015-08-26):
 KB3012973 - Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
 KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
 KB3035583 - GWX Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
 KB2952664 - Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
 KB2976978 - Compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
 KB3022345 - Telemetry [Replaced by KB3068708]
 KB3068708 - Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
 KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
 KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
 KB3080149 - Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry

 

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/list-of-windows-7-telemetry-updates-to-avoid.379151/

 

 

 

 

You don't need to block all those KBs.  The Get Windows 10 app is installed by one KB - 3035583

 

You can block this app with 1 reg key

 

Additionally you can block a user (even a local admin) from upgrading to Windows 10 with 1 reg key

 

 

 

Here's a complete registry file:

 

 

 

-- Snip --

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]

 

"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]

 

"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001

 

-- Snip ---

 

 

 

Copy and paste the part between the "-- Snip --" labels, save it as a .REG file, import it.

 

As described in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351, the first registry value disables GWX, so you won't see the icon or any pop-ups suggesting to upgrade. The second value is specific to the Windows Update control panel and blocks the installation of Windows 10 from that angle.

 

 

 

That's it. That's really all you need.


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  #1537256 21-Apr-2016 09:46
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Had this recently on a fresh Win7Pro install. After trying many suggestions KB3102810 was the one that fixed it for me.

It seems that there are too many updates for the windows updater to handle, that's why it happens


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