Windows Update very slow - unusable

#1
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP 1
ASUS laptop K52F

Windows update is extremely slow. Windows Update IS downloading updates but the download speed is so very slow - about 10 kbps - that Windows Update is unusable. I tested my download speed against other sites, for example updating Malwarebytes database & that download speed was 760 kbps (as measured using NetWork 'Speed Meter' utility). I tried rebooting but this did not work. What could possibly be wrong? I have scanned my laptop with Avast, Malwarebytes, etc & nothing was found. I have had this type of problem before and rebooting solved the problem. Not this time. Any suggestions?
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#2
I depends from which location your download is coming from. There's nothing wrong with your PC. It could also be the online traffic. Everybody else might be getting the update.
 


#3
To close the loop on this problem:

As to the problem with Microsoft Windows Update -- I downloaded from Microsoft a program that "fixes" Windows Update. When I ran this program, it found two problems (although it did not specify the details :-( ) that it fixed. From then on, I was able to complete all of the updates. I did 17 updates of approximately 140 MB in about 50 minutes. For some folks, this would be quite slow. But I was fine with this speed.
 


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