Windows update is looping forever

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On my windows 2008 r2 server, Windows update was running forever 🙁

Windows update - Fix - 2

I tried a lot of things but fixing the problem was really simple:

  1. Go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
  2. Download the fixit
  3. Run the fixit and follow the wizard

Then your problem will be fixed automatically 🙂

Still problems? Try this post: http://superuser.com/questions/951960/windows-7-sp1-windows-update-stuck-checking-for-updates

Note: If you have a WSUS server and you still have problems to find windows updates you can try to temporary disable the WSUS client to change the registry key UseWUServer to dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"UseWUServer"=dword:00000000

Windows update - Fix

 

Author: Thomas Faddegon

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