Solved System still searching for "patch Tuesday" updates

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It is now Friday and my Windows 7 - 64 bit OS hasn't found this month's updates yet. It's using 50% CPU usage on one of the svchost.exe for system functions in Task Manager (see attached screen shot). I tried to find help on the Web but there are many and conflicting theories and solutions why this is happening. Apparently I am not the only on having this problem. IS there any easy and sure remedy?
 

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The cure for W7 slow updates appear to be have been fixed with the June 2016 update rollup for W7
first turn off Windows update automatic check for updates open windows update in control panel. look in left hand column and select change settings then in the right hand column under important updates select never check for updates in the drop down box. press OK & reboot the computer.
then download & install https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3161608
once that has installed reboot computer again. then go to Windows update and turn automatic updates back on then reboot again and then do a check for updates and everything should go perfectly

It is vitally important to turn off the automatic check for updates before installing the June 2016 rollup KB 3161608 otherwise that will do a check for updates and take the usual 2, 3 or 12-14 hours to run. Once installed the problem has been cured for everyone I know
 

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Thank you for your quick response.I looked at that link, and it shows several "packages". Which one should I download? Can I turn off Windows updates in Action Center? Did the June update contain KB 3161608? How can I tell if I have it already?
 

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you download the correct one for your system
if you have a64 bit system then you want the W7 64 bit the one that says All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7
to turn off WU follow steps in my previous post

I can guarantee you haven't got it or you wouldn't be having your update problems. It was an optional update released about 22 June 2016
 

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Thanks again.

Oh, I opened the Control Panel, but I didn't see the WU item you mentioned. Where is it (see screen shot of my CP)?
 

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it is under system and security
I always have all items shown in control panel
I don't use the view by category. I change that to view by large icons
 

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View large icons isn't available to me - it's grayed out, but that moot now that you said where to find what I need. Thanks. BTW, out of curiosity, what is preventing the downloads?
 
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Small icons also works much better than category view. That's what I have chosen.

out of curiosity, what is preventing the downloads?
If you mean the Patch Tuesday downloads for Windows 7 users, I think it is a slowdown on MS's part.
I have Office 2007 installed on an XP computer and my Patch Tuesday updates on that, along with the malicious malware removal tool are fast - same ISP, same internet connection that the Win 7 computers use. MS wants the Win 7 holdouts to move to Win 10.

I really hope come August, this slow updating nonsense is finally over.
 

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debodun:

Right-click on the colored Windows 7 start button, then click Properties.

When the "Taskbar And Start Menu" properties window appears, select the "Start Menu" tab.

Click the "Customize" button.

In the Control Panel heading, select "Display as a menu".

Click "OK - Apply - OK".

The Control Panel will now appear as a detailed menu in the Start menu.

"Windows Update" will be in that menu.

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debodun:

Right-click on the colored Windows 7 start button, then click Properties.

When the "Taskbar And Start Menu" properties window appears, select the "Start Menu" tab.

Click the "Customize" button.

In the Control Panel heading, select "Display as a menu".

Click "OK - Apply - OK".

The Control Panel will now appear as a detailed menu in the Start menu.

"Windows Update" will be in that menu.

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Tried this and nothing changed.
 

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If you mean the Patch Tuesday downloads for Windows 7 users, I think it is a slowdown on MS's part.
I really hope come August, this slow updating nonsense is finally over.
Will they eventually download, or do I have to do what dvk01 suggested?
 

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If you followed my instructions correctly, a long list of entries will appear when you hover the mouse arrow over or click Control Panel in the Start menu.
"Windows Update" will be at the bottom of the list.

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Okay, good.
Now you have easy access to Windows Update. (y)

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Thanks to all who helped me with this. It took a leap of faith on my part since I don't like to make a lot of manual changes to my system, but after an hour of nail biting and heart palpitations, I think I had success. Downloaded 6 updates. I wasn't as concerned about the downloads as I was the system consuming so much CPU usage doing it.
 

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