Windows 7 Update Stuck on Checking for Updates

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I recently ran into the same problem that quite a number of users are having after a fresh install of Windows 7 SP1 64 bit. I have recently had to recover a number of Windows Laptops to their factory installed settings. Windows 7 Update got stuck on all of them. After much research on a number of sights, and much trial and error I was able to solve the issue by installing the following updates manually in the order below. I restarted each laptop after each of the updates were installed. Once all the updates were installed I then ran Windows Update which found more updates to install. I have used this solution on a number of different laptops and it has worked on all of them. I hope this helps those users having similar issues.


  1. WindowsUpdateAgent-7.6-x64.exe
  2. KB3020369
  3. KB3125574
  4. KB3138612
  5. KB3102810
  6. KB3172605
  7. KB3050265
  8. KB3065987
  9. KB3161664
  10. KB3135445

Best Answer

I have verified this several times on my own. There are only two updates that you need to install manually:



Install them in that order, and the second one will prompt a reboot. After that, you should be able to install other updates normally. BTW, this is assuming that SP1 is already installed.