If you’re experiencing Windows 7 update scans measured in hours — if not days — as I described last week, a newly discovered trick may reduce scan times to minutes. It’s an unlikely combination of two updates that has worked wonders on my Win7 PCs. Try it and see how it works on yours.
It was poster EP on AskWoody.com who nailed the magic incantation:
Install a COMBINATION of the following updates on Win7 SP1 — KB3138612 AND KB3145739. I found out that patching KB3145739 alone without patching the WU Client for Win7 SP1 is not enough.