Windows 10 checking for updates taking forever

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  1. Posts : 128
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 checking for updates taking forever


    Only noticed this when already on Creator's Update.

    See: windows update - Streamable

    Windows Update Troubleshoot didn't solve anything. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - 21H2 (OS BUILD 19044.1202)
       #2

    s0urce said:
    Only noticed this when already on Creator's Update.

    See: windows update - Streamable

    Windows Update Troubleshoot didn't solve anything. Any help would be appreciated.
    Hi,

    Try this:

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 128
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hey luarpc, thanks for the reply.

    Already tried it. No impact.
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  4. Posts : 117
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #4

    I've been having this same "problem" for about 3 weeks now. Checking for updates can take anywhere from 5-8 minutes. The build version doesn't matter, and trying to run fixes does not help. My bet is on the path to the MS update server is having issues (at least here in Northeast Pennsylvania).
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  5. Posts : 128
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for the reply, BKnight. Now at least i know i'm not alone.

    Let's hope Microsoft fix this, tried almost everything i could think of and nothing changed.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #6

    s0urce said:
    Thanks for the reply, BKnight. Now at least i know i'm not alone.

    Let's hope Microsoft fix this, tried almost everything i could think of and nothing changed.
    You are not alone. I am glad that I have found this post. Thought it was only me.

    Very slooooow update even now I have CU.
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  7. Posts : 128
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    This issue is now fixed. This is what i did.

    Downloaded Windows 10 1703 .ISO (remember that it must be the same language and architecture that your current setup is running) > Mounted it and launched setup.exe > Follow instructions and once you reach this menu select "Change what to keep" and make sure the first option is selected next, "Keep personal files and apps". It will now start the in-place upgrade to repair Windows while keeping everything you have installed, etc.

    Now everything is okay, Windows checks for updates without taking ages.
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  8. Posts : 2,292
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #8

    I found sometimes it takes a long time to check when computer has started various background tasks. If tiworker process is busily hogging GPU and you try a manual update check it can take a while. Best thing is to leave machine alone for an hour or so and let it finish up whatever it's doing - normally after that things are back to quick update checks
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  9. Posts : 128
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Applications in the background was not the problem, it was something else. It happened every single time. Also, i tried everything that came to my mind to fix it (clean boot, sfc /scannow, DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, Windows Troubleshooter, Reset Windows Update Agent, etc) and nothing helped. Maybe something corrupted when upgraded from UA to CU, but i really don't know what was it.
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  10. Posts : 5,183
    Windows 11 Home
       #10

    I guess it is related to Windows as a service/delta updates, Windows calculates, what updates are needed.

    Windows 10 Gets First Delta Updates in Addition to Cumulative Updates

    Overview of Windows as a service (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs
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