Updating Windows 7 Workstations
Sometimes when you setup a new Windows 7 workstation and try to do Windows Updates it just appears to “hang” on the checking for updates screen?
There can be a number of reasons for this, but there are some things you can try that will usually help resolve the problem.
First, Microsoft puts out a great tool that can address a wide range of Windows Update problems (the Windows Update Automated Troubleshooter). It can be found here:
Still no good, try updating the Windows Update itself, which specifically addresses this, as well as other issues, with Windows Update. The update can be found here:
Next try downloading the SUR Tool (System Update Readiness Tool) found here:
The SUR Tool contains a number of fixes (as well as Windows patches). It’s rather large at over 500 MB, but well worth the time to download.
After running the troubleshooter and installing the two updates above you should be able to check for and install updates on your workstation.