The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,118 other followers

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

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/02


 – G+

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.


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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: