Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Windows 7 SP1 hanging on Checking for Updates

Trying to perform a simple task of installing Windows 7 x64 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 on some virtual machines in my lab to test a product.  Windows 7 SP1 comes with Internet Explorer 8 and is very out of date in most aspects for application testing.

After in building a few Windows 7 VM's from my ISO, all of them sat there hanging on "Checking for Updates" for hours.

Ugg... something I didn't have time for as I was trying to test something urgently for a customer.

After installing the latest Windows Update client from on each freshly built Windows 7 workstation, they then detected updates in 4 minutes and I was able to start patching.