Resolving the Stuck on Checking for Updates issue in Windows 7

Lately I've been finding Windows Updates under Windows 7 to be a real pain.  One of the more common issue is where Windows gets stuck on checking for updates.  This can go on indefinitely.

The following steps often resolve the issue.  I say often because in some rare cases the issue can persist...

- Open an admin command prompt

- Enter "net stop wuauserv"

- Run KB3138612.msu

- Restart PC

- Open an admin command prompt

- Enter "net stop wuauserv"

- Run KB3102810.msu

- Enter "net stop wuauserv"

- Run KB3135445.msu

- Run WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab

- Run WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab again (must see everything fixed)

- Run Windows Update and check for updates

One last thing: always make sure you have the latest version of the Windows Update Client.

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