How to update Windows 7 SP1
A friend of mine asked me to install Windows 7 on his laptop. I installed Windows 7 SP1, but something changed because when I tried to search for updates, it didn’t want to finish! I waited for 12 hours but it was still looking for… Damn, how to do an update?
- Start an admin terminal and stop the Windows Update service: “net stop wuauserv”.
- Install the update. Restart the machine if you are asked to.
- Take the next update and repeat.
There is no need to restart the WU service manually since it is started automatically after a reboot.
When these three updates are installed, the Windows Update will find the updates “quickly” (“quicly” is relative; for me it was about 15 minutes).