FIX: Windows 7 freeze checking for updates

Solve the Windows 7 freeze checking for updates issue with few simple steps.

It happens, specially if your Windows 7 installation disk is older and you just reinstalled your system. Windows 7 freeze checking for updates no matter how much you wait. Rebooting the system also does not solve the problem. Try those simple steps to solve the problem.

Disabling automatic updates

First you need to disable the automatic updates in order to install updates manually:

  • Right click “My computer” and select “Properties“.
  • Now select “Windows Update“.
  • On the left menu select “Change settings“.
  • Change the setting to “Never check for updates” and uncheck all checkboxes.
  • In order to finish click “Ok“.
  • Now restart your computer.


Special tool to fix Windows update service

If disabling automatic updates didn’t worked out for you, try this custom tool:

Windows 7 auto update fix  Download

Extract this tool and run “SearchFix” script as administrator.


Manually installing standalone update

Microsoft released update to fix the slow update searching problem:

KB3172605 32-bit –  Download

KB3172605 64-bit –  Download

After the install restart you computer and try searching for updates.


Manually installing another standalone update

If you still can’t solve the problem try installing this update, users reports it helps speeding up the update process:

KB3020369 32-bit –  Download

KB3020369 64-bit –  Download

After the install restart you computer and try updating again.


Using Windows Update Diagnostic tool

You may also try using Microsoft diagnostic tool:

Windows Update Diagnostic tool –  Download


Last resort solution

If anything still fails try using  custom updater WSUS Offilne Updater.


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