Checking for updates takes forever


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Checking for updates takes forever


    It actually does not check for updates in Windows 10, why?
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  2. Posts : 43,382
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, could you please be more specific.

    Do you mean there's never an automatic check for updates?

    Do you mean a manual check for updates fails? If so, screenshot please.

    Please run the Windows update troubleshooter and post a screenshot of the result.
    To post a screenshot please use the icon above your post: 'Insert image'

    Despite the forum prompt when you wrote your post, I still don't see your Windows build number.

    Have you ever done anything to disable Windows update?

    Please post a screenshot of your Update History.

    History: when did you first notice this?
    Last edited by dalchina; 11 Jan 2020 at 00:56.
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  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    My SO build is v1909 18363.535.
    Troubleshooting says "couldn't identify the problem".
    Manual update check takes long time to get the updates.
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  4. Posts : 43,382
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Thank you for your reply.



    Have you ever done anything to disable Windows update?
    Please post a screenshot of your Update History.
    History: when did you first notice this?
    You did not answer these.


    Why did I ask this? 'cos it's necessary to know the background before considering fixes.
    Screenshots: remember I can't see your screen, and my crystal ball is currently down for scheduled maintenance.

    Therefore, assuming you have never disabled Windows Updates by any means:
    a. Download DNSjumper (free - just search) and check how long it takes your DNS to respond. (Click 'Fastest DNS' and check). State how long it takes for the fastest to respond.
    b. Check your internet speed and report.
    Search for 'Broadband speed checker' and use whatever's suitable for you in Spain.
    c. Post a screenshot of your Update History (in Settings)

    and then do this:
    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    Note: if you do NOT post a screenshot of your update history, this will erase it and it will be lost.

    Then try Windows Update again, and report the result of that and of running the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
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  5. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    it is working now!
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  6. Posts : 43,382
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    - coincidence and good luck, or something you fixed?
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  7. Posts : 1,968
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #7

    ItzGame said:
    My SO build is v1909 18363.535.
    Troubleshooting says "couldn't identify the problem".
    Manual update check takes long time to get the updates.
    how long did you wait when checking for updates?

    it usually takes between 5 to 10 minutes before updates start to show up
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  8. Posts : 7,623
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #8

    I just did a test. It took 10 seconds.
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