Learn why Windows® 7 Update is running slow
Is Windows 7 Update on your system very slow? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the best OS that users can install on their systems. Windows 7 comes with many advanced features such as two-way firewall, Windows Defender, Windows Search etc that make this OS far superior to other Operating Systems. Like other Windows Operating Systems, even Windows 7 can be updated. Updating Windows 7 is very important as updates would contain important patches that would remove any bugs within the OS and make the Operating System more stable. Updating Windows 7 would also remove any vulnerability within the OS and help make the OS more secure. Windows 7 can be updated either using the Automatic Update Utility or by downloading updates manually and then installing them on the system. There are some issues that might come up when updating Windows 7 and these include update being very slow. The update of Windows 7 installed on your system might be slow because of many reasons. They include some other application consuming all of the bandwidth, problems with the network connection in use, malware infections within the system etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to fix Windows 7 slow update problem:
- Remove all malwares
- Reserve Internet bandwidth
- Check Internet connection
Remove all malwares
If your Windows 7 system got infected with a malware then the update process would be slowed down. This is because spywares usually run in the background when the system is connected and transmit information from the system to the malware source. Removing the malwares using an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus would help solve such problems and speed up the update.
Reserve Internet bandwidth
The slowdown of update of Windows 7 installed on your system might be also because some other application or utility running in the background is consuming all of the bandwidth. Windows 7 users having slow update issue are recommended to check whether any applications running in the background are using bandwidth. This can be done using the task manager and terminating such applications would help speed up the update process.
Issues with the network connection used for updating Windows 7 can also cause the slowdown issue. Users experiencing slow update of Windows 7 are suggested to check the speed of the network connection and if the speed is found not satisfactory, users can try changing the default DNS server provided by the Default Internet Service provider to a more reliable server such as Open DNS or Google DNS. This will clear off all DNS errors and speed up the update process. The DNS server can be changed using the IP properties option in the network settings.
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