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The progress bar keeps showing progress animation which makes you think that Windows Update is doing something but even after waiting for hours, nothing happens.
Windows Update just gets stuck at "Checking for updates" screen and Windows 7 doesn't download and install any update.
It also affects overall system performance and if you check Task Manager, the process occupies high CPU resources and memory usage.
Most of the times this issue occurs after a fresh/clean installation of Windows 7.
This problem is related to built-in Windows Update program which regularly checks for new updates at Microsoft servers and downloads and installs them in Windows OS to keep your computer safe and faster.
Several Windows 7 users have reported that when they try to check for new updates using Windows Update, it keeps checking for updates for hours.
Actually Microsoft has released a few updates for the Windows Update client program.
These updates upgrade the client program version and improve its functionality.
You can run the built-in troubleshooter to repair Windows Update program.
Microsoft also provides an official Fixit tool to fix Windows Update related problems.
You can learn more about the built-in troubleshooter and official Fixit tool in following article: Sometimes this problem may also occur due to your Internet connection if the DNS server of your ISP is not updated.
It seems Microsoft has changed the way Windows Update client downloads and installs updates from Microsoft servers and only the new updated client is able to download updates from the servers, that's why the older versions of Windows Update client are unable to download updates from Microsoft servers.
If the new updates which upgrade Windows Update client version, are not installed in a Windows 7 machine, it starts giving this annoying issue and the Windows Update program hangs at "Checking for updates" screen and never downloads updates from Microsoft servers.
To learn how to download and install this convenience rollup pack, check out following article: Sometimes these kind of problems may occur due to corrupted components and services related to Windows Update.