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Windows Checking for updates takes forever.! (FRESH WINDOWS 7)

Hello, i yesterday installed fresh windows 7 actived to. Today i was checking for updates manuall because i have (Svchost.exe which is from Windows Update Services) Running in background all day, and using more then 3GB of ram, i have total of 8GB of ram, and my free ram is 2GB when doing nothing.

So i pressed check for updates, and its takes forever.

I read up on google about this thing ,and i downloaded and installed, (Belarc Advisor) scanned my computer ,and it found that im missing 155 Updates (Important, and Critical)

How can i update my windows?

I also read, that some say u need to Just let pc checking for updates 24hours, sometimes it takes 10h or so on. is this true? or what , also someone said about Internet connection but i have , 300mb/s Internet very fast ,and everything working downloaded GTA5 on steam in 30minutes so its not my internet.

Any help, and advice would be VERY NICE, this is driving me crazy :(
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  1. Sometimes installing this update fixes it

    But you may have to install SP1 first. If SP1 wasnt part of the install
  2. Paul NZ said:
    Sometimes installing this update fixes it

    But you may have to install SP1 first


    sorry, i have Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

    Activated , and its Genuine Microsoft Logo also.

    also which one should i need to download from the list??? (KB2937636) ?
  3. The Win 7 x64 one
  4. Paul NZ said:
    The Win 7 x64 one


    ok, installed so, now i was thinking

    Restarting pc (

    Go to services.ms , and Restart Windows Update services.

    Then go to control panel, and press Check for updates,

    This may work ??
  5. Well it helps if the service is running lol
  6. Paul NZ said:
    Well it helps if the service is running lol


    no i was thinking restarting the Windows Update service, mybe its (not responding). properly
  7. No there are a lot of updates so it can take a while sometimes.

    And it may or may not depend on how many people are trying to update at the same time as you.
  8. Paul NZ said:
    No there are a lot of updates so it can take a while sometimes.

    And it may or may not depend on how many people are trying to update at the same time as you.


    So i was thinking leaving my computer on for night, is it good amount of time ,to Windows check for updates?

    So i will come back tomorow , with news about this issue.
    I was reading that someone said that they leaved they computers on for almost 24hours. I think thats little bit insane. And i hope i will get through within 10hours. :bounce:
  9. Should it may take 2-3 hrs at the most
  10. Paul NZ said:
    Should it may take 2-3 hrs at the most


    so i woke up, and look up in windows updates...IDK... what ot think its still Checking for Updates

    BUT

    there some updates waiting in ShutDown pc
    i will post SCREENSHOT

    - http://imgur.com/a/lOPGP

  11. Best answer
    The shutdown bit something must have installed and it maybe saying to restart
  12. Paul NZ said:
    The shutdown bit something must have installed and it maybe saying to restart


    ok so, my pc installed 254 Windows update. Right now, i checked updates with (Belarc Advisor) and it found 14missing updates, all they are Securit Updates.. Should i be worried?? Because i wanted to shutdown completly windows update services, because svchost.exe is eating my RAM and CPU usage i cant even play GTA 5, without lagg

    i have decent pc

    i5-4690K 3.5GHz
    Z97 GAMING 3
    and MSI GTX 970 4G
    8GB of RAM 1600MHz DDr3.
    --------------------------------------------

    so what should i do? I will post picture of those 14 updates.

    http://imgur.com/a/PN4uf

  13. EDIT: just now saw this ..

    http://imgur.com/lcJFk10

    and also this image.

    http://imgur.com/vcFjuJe

    I guess windows just found those 14updates??


    EDIT: There optional updates and there some Security Updates should i install them to???

    http://imgur.com/nmROVeK

    i read that 3172605 Update is important?? its Fix for something, and now its in Optional.
  14. My windows is fully Updated. Thanks for help.. :)

    There are some updates missing but its only 6.
  15. Dont rely on what Belarc says. Check for updates. That'll tell you if you're up to date
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