34 thoughts on “How To Fix Windows Stuck On Checking For Updates FIX

  1. I suppose it might work, but it is stuck on the "Searching for updates on this computer…" screen. Can't win 'em all I guess, thanks anyway.

    I was discouraged because it had been sitting for about three hours, but I let it sit just a bit longer and it worked. Thank you!

  2. Hello!
    Can you help me please? I tried the method you write here, but im stuck on the "Searching for updates on this computer…" screen. I read that it takes time so ilet it search for ALL the night. The night is over, it ran for more then 6 hours and still nothing 🙁
    What could be the problem? I did everyting like you said in the video.
    Thanks for your time.
    BR, Istvan

  3. For all you guys who are stuck on the "Searching for updates on this computer." window:

    REBOOT and run the downloaded file again. Worked for me. 🙂

  4. Thank you it worked! Still took like 3 – 4 hours for Windows Update to find all of the updates from a freshly installed computer with W7; but it worked.

  5. Ok, i downloaded the file, it says that i already have this update, so i delete this update, i reboot PC, then i install update, then i reboot PC again, now it's searching/checking for updates, it's been 5 min. or little longer and it's still searching. So read some comments below, and i see that i must leave it for at least 4h to finish this. I tried all and nothing worked so far, so i hope that your thing will do it, or i must reinstall Win. 7.

  6. this didnt change anything. it still says " searching for updates " when I try to install the one i downloaded from your link

  7. For those this does not work for, here is the fix; W7.

    Download the Following patches manually: If some are already installed, you may need to uninstall them. Especially 445 & 605







    KB3020369 – this was already on my box but okay


    Save them someplace without installing. Stop 'Windows Update' in 'Systems'. Disable internet connection. Install them one at a time in the order listed restarting when prompted. After each install ensure the Windows Update is still stopped & after each restart – also make sure still disconnected from internet.

    After final install – restart; Start Windows Update again. Then check for updates. Mine found 55 important updates in under 2 minutes. (I think 265 above blocks Windows 10)

    Courtesy Askvg  – poster Dave

  8. Just downloaded your link, ran the update tool, found missing file, rebooted ran windows updates and now i have 160 updates that i suppose will have updates to them. So a big thanks as i now can use my new windows 7 PC. Cheers

  9. Downloaded the program, but before it installs, the computer begins to check for updates and prevents the program from installing. The very thing I'm trying to fix is preventing a fix.

  10. Nothing works for me. I'm running windows 7 home premium but I've tried fixing my update problem using every possible method, & I end up having the same results. I can run command prompt in my  sleep & nothing would work

  11. Here is how to fix "The update is not applicable to your computer"when trying to install KB3172605 (which is the real fix). I too got this error – here is how to fix it. Essentially, you will need to install 4 seperate updates, in this order: KB3138612, KB3145739, KB3020369, and KB3172605. That will allow Windows Update to work. Here are detailed instructions:
    1. First, change your Microsoft Update setting to "Never Check for Updates" (Control PanelSystem and SecurityWindows Update). This will help prevent the Windows Update Service from trying to run while we install all these updates. Next, reboot your computer.
    2. If you've already installed update KB3135445, you need to un-install it. Go to Windows Update/Installed updates, and right click it and uninstall it. Reboot your computer.
    3. Download all 4 of these from Microsoft: KB3138612, KB3145739, KB3020369, and KB3172605. Do not install them yet.
    4. Click Start, and in the search box, search for "Services" – open the one with the little cog/gear. This will open up the "Services Window". Right click "Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)" and STOP that process. Next, Right Click "Windows Update" service and STOP that process. You may need to stop these processes several times – they may try to start back up. You will stop these services right before you install each one of the 4 updates, and you will do it immediately before you install each one, making sure they're stopped.
    5. Install KB3138612. Reboot. Reboot again (twice).
    6. Stop BITS and Windows Update in Services again. Make sure they stay stopped.
    7. Install KB3145739. Reboot. Reboot again (twice).
    8. Stop BITS and Windows Update in Services again. Make sure they stay stopped.
    9. Install KB3020369. Reboot. Reboot again (twice).
    10. Stop BITS and Windows Update in Services again. Make sure they stay stopped.
    11. Install KB3172605… this time, it will work and get installed (I promise). Reboot. Reboot again (twice).
    12. Change your Windows Update setting to "Download Updates but Let Me Choose to Install them", and then check for updates. It may take 5-10 minutes for it to find updates, but now it WILL WORK, and it will find updates now. Credit goes out to InfoWorld for this solution.

    Enjoy Windows Update now working on your computer!

  12. I have now used this twice on my two PCs after a reinstall of windows 7 and they work 100% thank you very very much.

  13. To recover your Windows Operating System problem.
    You can simply call On Microsoft Helpline Number:
    1-844-577-2999 ( Toll Free )

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