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Why Is Windows Update Taking So Long?

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If it's a fresh install of Windows 7, there will be a lot of updates, so this may take quite a while. Once a day, a check update is done by the Automatic Updates client in the background and refreshes the local cache of installed updates, so that subsequent scans are just a We’re also going to add the extra step of booting into Safe Mode first, just to make sure that Windows can really let go of that cache of Windows Update downloads. Dalai's original workaround to install individual Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) "speed up" patches every month hasn't been feasible for Win 7 SP1 since October 2016 when Microsoft started delivering security updates http://computersecurityadvice.com/windows-update/windows-10-will-not-update.html

I have to wonder if for those who have automatic update turned on, does the computation happens every time the PC is turned on? –some user Jul 6 '15 at 16:11 Got it! Microsoft .Net Framework gets updated for Windows 10 Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7 arrives as part of Windows 10 Creators Update