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I found a workable fix.

What a mess, not only was updates not updating....Scrolling at 0%, not able to check updates at all, etc. but would consistently cause a consent cpu usage. Had to use resource monitor to find out it was SVCHOST process and within it the SERVICE was wuauserv which was always using my cpu well over 10%.

Here is what i did.
1st opened up Services and stopped Windows Update.

2nd I went here: What can I do if I’m having problems installing updates? Downloaded Windows Update Troubleshooter. This is a finicky program. And it will not work unless Windows Update is disabled. I had to disable windows update using SERVICES (just type it in search click on it, and scroll to the bottom) then reboot the pc in order to get the program to run or else I got hangs and error messages.

3rd. It will fix most problems but it did not fix windows update. It was still important for me because I wasn't able to download updates manually until I used this program.

4th. I went to: Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: March 2016. Finally, I was able to download and install this.

Yeah, yeah, I know about Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 2016. But it defers you to July's Update which said it wasn't compatible mad.gif.

So if you are able to use July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 be my guest but it didn't work for me.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
Edited by EastCoast - 7/31/16 at 3:08pm
post #162 of 162
I haven't tried to "fix" any systems already in this state, but as far as I can tell, for clean Installs of Windows 7, this issues has been fixed.

I finally got around to trying the "convenience" rollup a few days ago.

Started with a clean SP1 install, then service stack KB3020369, followed by rollup KB3125574 v4, followed by KB3172605 which is supposed to address the slow WU performance.

When I subsequently scanned for updates, there were still 70+ to install, and some failed. Scanned again after those, revealing ~30 more updates. Many of these failed. Scanned again and installed the last handful of updates.

I also got the error checking for updates issue when running WU for Office 2010 later on (had to restart to get rid of it).

So WU is still buggy and a PITA to use when installing Windows from scratch.

However, update scan times have been greatly reduced, and you don't see TrustedInstaller hammering one CPU core 24/7.

TL;DR: in my experience KB3172605 fixes this issue in the context of a clean install.
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