Today in this tutorial, we are going to address one of the most annoying and strange problems present in Windows 7 operating system. Several Windows 7 users have reported that when they try to check for new updates using Windows Update, it keeps checking for updates for hours. T6sp.exe dxgi.dll progress bar keeps showing progress animation which makes you think that Windows Update is doing something but even after waiting for hours, nothing happens.
Windows Update just gets stuck at “Checking for updates” screen and Windows 7 doesn’t download and install any update. It also affects overall system performance and if you check Task Manager, the Svchost. Many users have reported that they even waited for more than 24 hours but Windows Update just stuck at “Checking for updates” status and they couldn’t install any update in their computers. The reason behind this irritating problem is a little bit funny! Actually Microsoft has released a few updates for the Windows Update client program.
These updates upgrade the client program version and improve its functionality. There are a few working solutions to fix this problem. We are providing all these solutions below. This is the best and easiest solution to fix this problem! These updates will upgrade the Windows Update client and will make some improvements to the client program. You can know which edition of Windows 7 are you using with the help of System Properties window in Control Panel. For your convenience, we are providing direct download links of these updates.
After installing these updates, restart your computer and then check for new updates using Windows Update. It may take 20-30 minutes or 1 hour depending upon the speed of your Internet connection and then Windows Update will show you list of all available updates. Now Windows Update will no longer stick at “Checking for updates” screen. You may need to temporary stop Windows Update service before installing above mentioned updates. You can run net stop wuauserv command in Command Prompt to temporary stop Windows Update service before installing each update. You can also use Services Manager program to stop Windows Update service.
So if you install this convenience rollup pack in your Windows 7 machine, it’ll automatic upgrade Windows Update client version and your problem will be solved. Sometimes these kind of problems may occur due to corrupted components and services related to Windows Update. In past, we have posted a batch script to reset Windows Update components and services to fix such kind of issues. Windows 7 provides a built-in troubleshooter to fix issues related to Windows Update. You can run the built-in troubleshooter to repair Windows Update program.
Microsoft also provides an official Fixit tool to fix Windows Update related problems. You can use external DNS settings to get faster and reliable Internet connection which may also solve Windows Update related problems. If some files and settings related to Windows Update are corrupted or missing in your Windows OS, it may also cause such kind of issues. You can repair Windows and restore default system files with the help of built-in SFC tool. The above mentioned solutions will definitely help you in fixing this annoying issue in Windows 7 as well as other Windows versions. He has written several tech articles for popular newspapers and magazines and has also appeared in a few tech shows on TV channels. Comments NOTE: Older comments have been removed to reduce database overhead.
Now as other users pointed out, installing thes individually will trigger the service to check for updates before installing. Reboot the computer and search for updates. If updates do not appear for download in 15 minutes, repeat the above process with KB3125574, which will push the cumulative rollup from windows, and includes all updates through around June 2016. Now you are ready to download and install the KB’s in the list. I tried several solutions such as Tech Paul’s Easy Fix, Offline WSU and other standalone updates with no results.