Windows update stuck on “Searching for updates”

Windows 7 update stuck on Searching for updates and it sits like that for hours.

Below script will stop all windows update services, create backup of existing Windows Update Folders then restart services to re-create the folder structure.

“Run as Administrator” required!

If still no joy for whatever reason, download and install below update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605