Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – stuck forever with “Searching for updates”

On a completely newly installed Windows 7 VM (Also Windows Server 2008 R2), Windows Update says “Searching for updates” forever, and SVCHOST is using from 50%-100% CPU, this is fixed in an update, but the machine cannot fetch it, because Windows Update is broken out of the box 🙁

Luckily Microsoft has made and KB article for this (KB3102810), where you can install it manually, and get things updated automatically again 😉

Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2


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