Solved Hangs while updating after Win7 reinstall

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ehbowen

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I recently reinstalled Windows 7 after a hardware change (motherboard). Please note that I am using a full retail version of Win7 which is not tied to specific hardware and which permits migrating to a new system. Also, I'm using this system for some specialty video capture hardware which does not function properly under W8 or W10, so upgrading is not a real possibility.

I had to start from scratch and install motherboard and graphics drivers, then install W7SP1. After installing SP1 I had the same screen which I have now: "Configuring Updates; 30% Complete; Do not turn off your computer." It appeared to be stuck at 30% all day while I was at work, but when I woke up the next morning it had finished installing SP1 successfully.

However, then it went into Windows Update. When I checked it I saw the message, "192 Critical Updates Installed Successfully. Windows needs to restart in order to finish installing updates." I went ahead and told it to restart. That was two days ago.

For over 48 hour now it has been showing that same screen, "Configuring Windows updates; 30% complete; Do not turn off your computer." How much more time do I need to give it?
 

Triple6

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How long did the installation of Windows 7 take? Have you tested the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics to ensure it is not failing?
 

ehbowen

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I do wish that I'd seen that install guide before I started; it would have been very helpful. I was ready to start over with a clean install of W7, but after I hit the reset switch and selected "Start Windows Normally" it progressed through startup and came up to the login screen. I then went into Windows Update and followed your advice for the order in which to install the different updates. I went through about four rounds of updating and rebooting, and after the most recent "Check for updates" I see, "Windows is up to date; there are no updates available for your computer." So, I'm going to mark this one "Solved."

Triple 6, I didn't run diagnostics on the hard drive as it's one which I had been using as a storage drive in another system with no problems for some time. The installation of Windows 7 from the original DVD went just fine; it was the installation of SP1 and the various updates which I had trouble with. However, it appears that everything is working fine now. Thanks for the advice, everyone.
 

flavallee

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I'm glad to hear the Windows 7 install and update guide helped you resolve your issue. (y)

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