How to Fix Slow Windows Updates on Windows 7

Issues resolved by this update

Issue 1

When you install updates by using System Center Configuration Manager, the installation takes a long time, and System Center Configuration Manager becomes overloaded.

Issue 2

The Svchost.exe process occupies 100 percent of CPU usage when you upgrade a Windows Update client to Windows 10.  

 

Solution

Step 1: Download the update specific to your operating system. If you do not know what version of Operating System you have please refer to this article here

 

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows Embedded Standard 7  DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Embedded Standard 7 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported IA-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 DownloadDownload the package now.

 

Step 2: Restart your computer after your computer has finished downloading the update

 

Step 3: Go to your downloads folder and double-click the update you downloaded earlier

 

Step 4: After the update has been applied click "Check for Updates" in the windows update menu and now your computer should find updates much quicker.

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