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How To Resolve Windows 7 Stuck On Checking For Updates In An Instant?

Windows update is a utility wizard to keep the Operating System up to date. It helps to keep to keep the files safe and secured in the computer and subsequently update them altogether. If the version of Windows on your computer is updated, then our computer can be safe from hackers and malware attacks. But, sometimes in Windows 7, we have a problem or the other in downloading the Windows updates. Therefore, we are going to describe how to resolve Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates.

 

Cause of Windows 7 Stuck on Checking for Updates

Sometimes, if you have disabled the Windows 7 Update option, then the problem of Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates will occur. Also if we are using an antivirus software on our computer then this problem might arise. Thus, in this case, we have to disable the antivirus temporarily.

 

Methods To Resolve Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates

The methods to resolve the problem go through these methods:

  1. By downloading the Windows Updates.
  2. Using the Windows catalog.
  3. By resetting the update components.
  4. Change the DNS server settings.
  5. By using the Windows updates installation wizard.
  6. With the help of Windows download center.
  7. Using the system file checker.
  8. Resetting the content of the catroot2 folder.
  9. By using system restore.

So, we will explain each step in details.

 

By Downloading the Windows Updates

To download the Windows updates follow these steps:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key once from the keyboard.
  2. Then, select the ‘Control Panel’ from the list.
  3. Change the ‘Categories’  to ‘small Icons’.
  4. Then, click on ‘Windows Update’.
  5. Now, click on ‘Change Settings’ and click on ‘Never check for updates(not recommended) below ‘Important Updates’.
  6. Then choose ‘OK’.
  7. Now, select ‘Restart’  to restart your computer your computer.
  8. Once you see the normal screen.
  9. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key once from the keyboard.
  10. Then select the ‘Control Panel’ from the list.
  11. Change the ‘Categories’  to ‘small Icons’.
  12. Then, click on ‘Windows U[pdate’.
  13. Now select ‘Check for Updates’ to check and download updates on the computer.

Using the Windows Catalogue

Also, you can resolve the issue using the Windows Catalogue, in this way:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key once from the keyboard.
  2. Then, select the ‘Control Panel’ from the list.
  3. Change the ‘Categories’  to ‘small Icons’.
  4. Now click on ‘Windows Update’.
  5. Then, click on ‘Change Settings’.
  6. Now give a click on ‘Never check for updates (not recommended) below ‘Important Updates’.
  7. Then select ‘OK and select the restart key to‘restart’ your computer.
  8. After restarting the computer open ‘Internet Explorer’.
  9. Then on the address bar of the ‘Internet Browser’ type ‘http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/home.aspx’  to open the ‘Windows Catalogue.
  10. On the ‘Windows Catalogue’ type ‘KB30320369 and press the ‘Enter’ key from the keyboard.
  11. Then choose ‘Add button’  in front of the ‘ Make sure you select the correct bit format’.
  12. Now, you are able to see an item is downloaded in the basket.
  13. Then, type ‘KB3172605’ in the search bar of the ‘Windows Catalogue’ and select the  ‘Enter’ key from the keyboard
  14. Now choose the  ‘Add button’ in front of the ‘ Make sure you select the correct bit format’.
  15. Then, type ‘KB3172605’ in the search bar of the ‘Windows Catalogue’ and select ‘Enter’ from the keyboard.
  16. There will be two download files in the basket.
  17. Now, select ‘View Basket’.
  18. Then, select ‘Download’.
  19. Now, select ‘Desktop’ and then, select ‘OK’.
  20. Download the Windows updates.

 

Note: For this step must have an active internet connection and Internet Explorer on your computer.

 

By Resetting the Update Components

To reset the update components  follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold down the ‘Windows’ logo key and the letter ‘X’  to open the ‘Command Prompt(Admin)’.
  2. Then on the ‘Commmand Prompt’ type ‘net stop wuauserv’  and press the enter key.
  3. Next type ‘net stop bits’ and press ‘enter’.
  4. Again type ‘net stop msiserver’ and ‘Enter’.
  5. Next type ‘C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution  SoftwareDistribution.old’ and press the ‘enter’ key.
  6. Type ‘ren C:\Windows\System32\Catroot2.old’ and press the ‘Enter’ key.
  7. Now, type ‘net start wuaserv’ and press the ‘Enter’.
  8. Type ‘net start cryptSvc’ and press the ‘Enter’ key.
  9. Again type ‘net start bits’ and then press ‘enter’ key.
  10. After that, type ‘net start msiserver’ and press the ‘Enter’ key.
  11. Now, close the ‘Command Prompt’.

Change the DNS Server Settings

To change the settings in the DNS server follow the step:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key and the letter ‘R’ together from the keyboard.
  2. Then on the ‘run’ box type ‘ncpa.cpl’ and press the ‘enter’ key from the keyboard.
  3. In the windows give a right-mouse click on ‘Local Area Network’.
  4. Now, from the list of options select ‘Properties’.
  5. Then, click on ‘Networking’ tab id not selected before.
  6. Now, choose  ‘Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4).
  7. Then choose  ‘Properties’.
  8. Next, choose ‘Advanced’ and click on ‘DNS’ tab.
  9. Then, click on ‘DNS entry’ in the ‘DNS server address, in order od use’.
  10. Then click ‘Remove’ to remove the previous ‘DNs entry’.
  11. Now select’’ Add’.
  12. Then, type ‘8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4’  in case you have selected ‘IPv4’
  13. Next type ‘2001:4860:4860::8888’ or ‘2001:4860:4860::8844’ in case you have selected ‘IPv5’.
  14. Then select ‘Add’ and click n ‘OK’.

Using the Windows Updates Installation Wizard

Sometimes we have to use the windows updates installation wizard to resolve the problem. Follow the steps to use the Windows updates installation wizard:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key and the letter ‘R’ together from the keyboard.
  2. Then on the ‘run’ box type ‘ncpa.cpl’ and press the ‘enter’ key from the keyboard.
  3. In the windows give a right-mouse click on ‘Local Area Network’.
  4. The next click on ‘Disable’ to disable the connection.
  5. Select the bit size of your Windows computer.
  6. Then, select ‘Download anyway’.
  7. Now, give a right mouse click on the downloaded file and choose the option ‘Extract’ to extract the file.
  8. Then choose a location to extract to download the file.
  9. Run the ‘bat’ or ‘wizard_32_bat’ file.

With the help of Windows Download Center

To resolve the issue we can use the Windows download center in this way:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key once from the keyboard.
  2. Then choose the ‘Control Panel’ from the list.
  3. Change the ‘Categories’  to ‘small Icons’.
  4. Then click on ‘Windows U[pdate’.
  5. Now click on ‘Change Settings’ and click on ‘Never check for updates(not recommended) below ‘Important Updates’.
  6. Then choose ‘OK’.
  7. Now select ‘Restart’  to restart your computer your computer.

By running the System File Checker

Also, we can use the system file checker to diagnose the problem and resolve the issue:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key and the letter ‘R’ together from the keyboard.
  2. Then type ‘cmd’ on the ‘Run’ box to open the ‘Command Prompt’.
  3. Now, on the ‘Command Prompt’ type  ‘sfc / scannow’ and press ‘enter’.
  4. Once the scanning process is finished try to install the Windows updates.

Resetting the Content of the Catroot2 Folder

In this way reset the content of the catroot2 folder:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key and the letter ‘R’ together from the keyboard.
  2. Then, type ‘cmd’ on the ‘Run’ box to open the ‘Command Prompt’.
  3. Now, on the ‘Command Prompt’ and start typing ‘net stop cryptsvc
    md %systemroot%system32catroot2.old
    xcopy %systemroot%system32catroot2 %systemroot%system32catroot2.old /s’
  4. Then delete the catroot2 folder content, without deleting the folder itself.
  5. Next, type the command ‘net start cryptsvc’ and press the ‘Enter’ key.
  6. Then, close the ‘Command prompt’.

By Using The System Restore

To restore the system follow these steps:

  1. Press the ‘Windows’ logo key once from the keyboard.
  2. Then select the ‘Control Panel’ from the list.
  3. Next, select the ‘System and Security’ and select ‘System’.
  4. Just below the ‘Control Panel Home’ menu select ‘System Protection’
  5. Now, select ‘System Restore’.
  6. Then, find a ‘Restore Point’ where you want to restore the system.
  7. Now, follow the instructions on the computer screen to restore.

Thus, by the following methods as listed above you can definitely resolve the issue of Windows 7 stuck on checking for update.

Thus this will eventually help you to fix the problem. While going through the article if you face any problem, then place your queries. We will be happy to help you.

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