Windows updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours (windows 7 pro)

4 Jul

Issue: Unable to install stand alone windows update (.msu package) on windows 7 pro.

Steps to resolve this issue:

Always install windows update in ascending order (see serial number of updates carefully)

  1. login into local administrator
  2. Change service to “manually” and Stop service of “Windows update”
  3. restart system and login to local Administrator account.
  4. Again change service to “Automatically delay” and start this service (“Windows update”).
  5. install standalone  “.msu” package and restart
  6. Enjoy 🙂


Vinod Sharma


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