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Friday, 23 September 2016

A clean Windows 7 PC - takes ages to download updates

This problem took a while to sort out - originally we left the PC overnight but still not all of the updates came down.  So we started hitting Google - and here is the solution.

This assumes that your PC is clean Windows 7 SP1 installation.  No other software at all.  Then install this software (transfer by USB or something) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

Reboot afterwards.  I know it makes no sense but reboot again after that.  That's what we ended up having to do make this next KB download work.

Then download and apply this update

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605

Then reboot.

And then trying downloading and applying the Windows updates you need.  It should now happen in a much more timely manner!