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Issue of Windows 7 SP1 Slow Windows Update Checking

For some reason, I installed a virtual machine with Windows 7 Pro SP1.

The initial windows update checking was quite slow, with no progress for a couple of minutes and the cpu was keeping high as 100% by a service host process. Definitely something wrong here.

So I googled and found the solution from here. The key point is install a patch from a  MS KB article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810.

After that I received 200+ patches from Windows Update and installed them.


Windows 7 VHD Native Boot

To install a vhd native boot Windows 7:
1. Create a VHD file first.
2. Boot with Windows 7 DVD
3. On disk selection screen, press Shift+F10
4. Run ‘diskpart’
5. Issue command: Select VDISK File = “c:\Folder\MyVHD.vhd”. Note the driver letter may changed in Windows 7 setup environment.
6. Issue command: Attach Vdisk
7. Select the newly attached Vdisk to install Windows7 (There may be a warning says that computer may not boot balabalabala, just ignore it)
8. Finish installaion and restart, you will see a dual boot selection menu when windows startup.

Adjust boot menu:
Run command prompt as Administrator,
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {default} description “Windows 7 Dev X64” #change title
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /default {current} #set native OS as default