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When a Windows 7 or Windows 8.x update takes forever…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/02

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Windows 7 Disk Images – Is it just me I have noticed that my Windows 7 backup disk images fail when Windows update applies security updates, if the images are more than 2 “Monthly RollUps” old. When I click the update webpage for help, Microsoft the server returnes a “page not found”. Is Microsoft trying to tell me something?

I noticed this as well for VMs that I hardly use (and can be dormant for months): updating them takes forever and I could not find the cause.

The cause seems Microsoft changing the locations for updates, but not having the updater update in the old location any more: [WayBackChanges to Security Update Links – MSRC.

Solution: manually download the update MSU files for your Windows + architecture combination in a directory, copying a batch file there, then run the batch file.

More details at “Solution to the long search for Windows Updates on a newly installed Windows 8.1, 7 SP1 or Vista SP2”:

Yes, you have to fiddle a bit with the WUAUSERV service, but then everything should work out well.

–jeroen

via: [WayBackWindows 7 Disk Images – Is it just me I have noticed that my Windows 7 backup…

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