I haven't had a chance to try this workaround yet but quite a few Win 7 SP1 and Vista SP2 users are now reporting that pre-installing these Win32updates each month (e.g., KB3145739 in April 2016; KB3153199 in May 2016) reduced the " Thanks, lmacri, and yes I usually wait a few days before downloading/installing the Windows 7 updates.
It should also help on systems that were up-to-date last month - just install the missing updates from the list below in this case.......
The term 'solution' might be a little bit exaggerated, since the following How To only tries to make sure that the Update Agent doesn't need to check all updates, so the check for new updates is done faster.
See Woody Leonhard's Ask article Thanks Imacri for the in-depth explanation.
I suffered a few days after Black Tuesday when I came home from vacation and attempted to update my Vista Laptop.
I don't have a Win 7 computer at home so I'm not the best person to ask about slipstreaming the OS image (which isn't the topic of this thread), but the Microsoft Tech Net article And since this update can be injected into Windows 7 SP1 media, it’s fully supported to mount a Windows 7 SP1 image (WIM file), then inject this update into it.