Can't update/ extremely slow Win 7 updates multiple computers

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  1. pete962

    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    Last Friday I tried updating my old Win 7 Dell laptop from fresh install, sit on searching for updates for 4 hours, gave up call it a night. Next day, took 2 hours just to list updates, then about 5 hours to update. Now my work Win 7 desktop computer been sitting on searching for updates for about 2 hours, what is going on?
    Funny, just listed the updates as I'm typing this, I know internet is working because I'm using it all this time.
    This is getting out of control. And it listed updates for MS Office which I uninstalled many years ago.
    I'm starting to believe they do this on purpose to piss people off, so they switch to Win 10.
    I can't believe their servers could be that busy and slow, I used to use their servers to test speed of my internet connection. Also got error 80244019 during updates, on yet another computer, for which MS website as always completely useless, suggested to boot in safe mode and run virus scan. In the end I switched DEP for essential programs only (it was switched for all programs somehow) and that seems to fix it.
    Anyone else has those issues?
     
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    So, how do you spell Class Action suite? is it lawsuit?
     
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    I just reinstalled Win 7 Pro from an old system builders disc, and updating seemed no faster or slower than normal, IMO.


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    I run some extra updates this morning, took about half an hour, still slow, but nothing like before.
     
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    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Seems to depend on how loaded the Windows Update servers more than intentional crippling. It is possible that the capacity of the servers for updates to Windows 7 was decreased with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 being supported as well, I could see that slowing things down, but I don't see it being some evil mastermind plan to make people migrate to Windows 10.
     
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