Windows Update - long time to check for updates

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  1. Moose World

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    @roger_m

    Posts number 396 & 397.
    Do you think that Anniversary Update will fix the update problems?
    No, not at this moment in time. Could you provide a link, pl!ease?
    It would be nice:)


    Kind regards,
     
  2. roger_m

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    It should do. I can install updates again, after not being able to do so for some months.

    You can download the Media Creation Tool to install the update from Microsoft.

    On some of my computers the upgrade to Anniversary Update failed to conplete installing. However when the install failed my computers were automatically rolled back to the previous build again.
     
  3. djg05

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    Thanks for posting this. I did a clean install of 7 yesterday and it worked like a charm.
     
  4. NormanF

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    Install cumulative update on a new computer.

    Subsequent updates will take minutes - not hours - to find.
     
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  6. Moose World

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    From the link in the above,Post # 402. How do you know? if,this is the Windows Anniversary Update and/or the latest version of Windows 10.

    Is there a way to check? Or see that this truly Windows Anniversary Update?

    Kind regards,
     
  7. roger_m

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    It is the Anniversay Update/latest build as Microsoft update the Media Creation Tool to download Anniversay Update when they released it.
     
  8. monkeylove

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    I experienced similar when I had to reinstall Win 7 in one laptop recently. I found out that this happened only when I used an install disk that included SP1.
     
  9. Moose World

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    @roger_m,

    With the above post # 407, you have make my day. Knowing that it is truly the Anniversary Update from Micrsoft!!!

    Your words is as good as gold to me. And let me know when Microsoft releases any additional information this topic,
    please. I will give you feedback if the updates start working again!

    One quick question any reason that you do not use sandboxie? You can PM
    me.


    Best regards
     
  10. NormanF

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    Windows 10 with its rolling release is broken.

    I would rather prefer Microsoft to focus on bug and security fixes over new enhancements.

    But it won't even offer consumers the choice on Windows 10.
     
  11. roger_m

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    As someone who has been using Windows 10 since it was first released. In my experience with using Anniversary Update on several computers, is that it is a big improvement over previous builds. Not only is it running faster, but also if fixes ongoing issues I was having with the Start Menu quite often on the main laptop I use.

    It's clear to me that Microsoft are serious about fixing bugs.
     
  12. NormanF

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    They wouldn't have to fix bugs if it was a RTM. At least in earlier versions of Windows, you knew what you were getting in the final version.

    With Windows 10, you have to find out if Microsoft fixes anything amiss when they roll out a new update.
     
  13. Kerodo

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    I installed 10 in July last year when it came out, and even one whole year later, after all kinds of updates, many ridiculous bugs were still unfixed and present.. It's clear to me that MS is putting out pure trash now. Back in the Win 7 days, and earlier (excluding Vista), their product was much cleaner and the updates were much better. Now.... pure junk. It's amazing... And since they still have a virtual monopoly on the computer OS market, they expect that we will just accept this trash as if it's "ok". Unbelievable arrogance....
     
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    I think that the new MS plan for Win 7 & 8 updates, starting in October, to begin the issue of monthly cumulative roll-up only type patches like Win 10, will really bite them if they do not significantly improve testing and QA before release.
     
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    Agree.
     
  16. Kerodo

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    Yes, totally agree...
     
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    @blacknight,
    What exactly do you mean, "don't work"?
    The previously mentioned KB3161608 (containing the KB3161647 component "An optimization that addresses long scan time for updates that's reported on some computers") is superseded by KB3172605, that contains the previous KB3161608 plus a couple of new improvements and fixes.
     
  20. blacknight

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    I wondered that it seems that there are still issues, also after the release of KB3161608.
     
  21. Stupendous Man

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    Firstly -
    As I said, KB3161608 (containing the KB3161647 component "An optimization that addresses long scan time for updates that's reported on some computers") is superseded by KB3172605, that contains the previous KB3161608 plus a couple of new improvements and fixes.

    And secondly -
    Do you mean other issues than the Intel Bluetooth issue mentioned in the KB3172605 article?
    If so, could you be more specific? Which issues, exactly?
    And is that your own experience, or are there sources mentioning those issues? If so, could you please provide links to those sources? Thanks.
     
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  22. blacknight

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    I'm sorry :(. I was not clear in my question. I have not problem with WU since last July, when I installed KB3161608. I was only surprised that the thread go on, and my real question was: " Why someone has still problem with WU ? " Sorry, when I wrote the question may be I was thinking in my native language, that is not English.
     
  23. Mister X

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    I decided to post a post from a friend at MDL. Please take it as is and don't ask me questions cause I don't know the specifics. What I DO know is that it WORKS.

    https://forums.mydigitallife.info/t...x-repository?p=1253845&viewfull=1#post1253845

    Download:
    Code:
    x64
    File: Windows6.1-KB3161647-x64.zip
    MD5: 1696dc0c8f38b4a0501130132bca6cc7
    SHA1: 98f0300ad2d725c1025db482b4a88ac50a317f0d
    
    https://cloud.mail.ru/public/DNy7/XEpJjNrY9
    http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/OKXOP6Z1
    http://jheberg.net/captcha/windows61-kb3161647-x64/
    
    x86
    File: Windows6.1-KB3161647-x86.zip
    MD5: f8af8b2c1f25e2401b9735071062a576
    SHA1: 98026dcd7e68bc23d91edee417870c9d9b178cf8
    
    https://cloud.mail.ru/public/KjSy/GH2sCDHKd
    http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0SSJFDKT
    http://jheberg.net/captcha/windows61-kb3161647-x86/
    
     
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  24. Stupendous Man

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    Hi blacknight,
    Thanks for explaining.
    And don't worry about the misunderstanding. There will always be misunderstandings, even if people speak the same language, as we can also see on Wilders.

    Why are there still people having problems with Windows Update, you ask.
    I think that's because of several reasons.
    Firstly, KB3172605 and the previous KB3161608 are optional updates, not everyone will have those updates installed.
    Secondly, not everyone reads this complete thread or similar threads, so people will have missed the suggestion to install KB3172605, or previously KB3161608.
    Thirdly, KB3172605 and the previous KB3161608 have an issue with Intel Bluetooth, so those updates won't suit everyone.
    And in the fourth place, for reasons unclear to me, some people 'distrust' KB3172605 and the previous KB3161608 and therefore won't install it and need to look for other ways to fix the long scan time Windows Update issue.

    Edit/ addition:
    Where I wrote, "in the fourth place, for reasons unclear to me," those reasons may very well be illustrated by this part of Mister X' recent post:
     
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  25. blacknight

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    Hi. Ya, this is the main reason for I posted: the thread is long, may people don't read it completely, so resume the solving patches, as wshrugged made for me: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/impossible-to-update-seven.374707/ or you now here, it's a good thing for many.
     
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