Long Update Scans for Windows 7 Addressed in Latest Windows Update Client Fix

Long Update Scans for Windows 7 Addressed in Latest Windows Update Client Fix

Over the past couple months, and even more recently in the last few weeks, I’ve seen more and more reports from those tasked with managing Windows 7 computers that update scans are taking an extraordinarily long time. And, I do mean a long, long time. Some of those reports claim the scan has taken longer than 24 hours.

Microsoft has addressed this issue in the June 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB3161608).

This latest update includes a supposed fix for the long scan times, but also…

  • A fix for a Windows Update error 0x8007000E on some computers while they are updating.
  • Some reliability improvements
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