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Windows 10 Update stuck downloading updates? Try these soluions

Windows update may get stuck due to various reasons, such as network connection issues, corrupted update files, outdated drivers, insufficient disk space, conflicting programs, and more.

Microsoft Regularly rolls out Windows updates with security improvements and bug fixes to patch the hole created by third-party applications. And its set to install updates automatically when users are connected to Microsoft Server. But some Times users Report Windows updates stuck checking for updates or fail with Different Errors. If you Are having issues with Windows Update stuck checking for updates or stuck downloading updates at 0% here apply the solutions below.

Note: Below solutions also applicable to Fix windows update problems include installation Errors: 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020, and Update installation Stuck checking updates, Download stuck Etc.

Windows 10 update stuck at 0

The first thing you need to check you have a stable internet connection. As Windows update need working internet to download update files from Microsoft server.

Temporarily disable antivirus software, and also disconnect VPN, if configured.

Incorrect regional settings cause Windows update Failure. Make sure your Regional and language settings are correct. You Can Check And Correct them From Settings -> Time & Language -> Select Region & Language from the options on the left. Here Verify your Country/Region is correct from the drop-down list.

Perform a clean boot and check for updates, Which may fix the problem if any third-party service conflict causes the Windows Update stuck.

  • Open Windows services using services.msc
  • look for windows update service, right-click on the select restart,
  • Do the same for sysmain and BITS service
  • now check for updates, this will help

Windows Update Troubleshooter

Microsoft has an Official Windows Update Troubleshooter tool that is specially designed to fix  Windows Update related issues, Update installation Stuck, Check for updates stuck at any point etc.

  • Press Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open Settings
  • Click on Update & Security then Troubleshoot 
  • Here on the right-hand side select Windows Update.
  • And click on Run The troubleshooter,
  • This will automatically detect and fix the problems prevent windows update to download.
  • Also the troubleshooter check and restart windows update and its related services
  • Include reset Windows update cache
  • Now restart windows and again check for updates.

Windows update troubleshooter

Reset Windows Update Components

As Discussed Before The main Reason Behind windows updates stuck or Fail with a Different Error is the Corrupted update cache. If Running the update Troubleshooting tool Unable To fix them, then we need to manually Reset the Windows update Components ( The Update File Storage – Software distribution and Catroot2 folder ).

To Reset update Components First open the Command prompt as administrator, Then Type Following Commands one by one and hit the enter key to execute the same.

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver

After That Type Exit to close the command prompt, Restart windows and again check for updates hope this time you will get succeed.

Run SFC and CHKDSK Utility

Also If System files Get Corrupted, Or missing While the Upgrade process, Third-party application install/Uninstall you may face different Errors include the Windows update Stuck problems.

Make sure any corrupt system file not causing the issue by running the System file checker tool which Scan And repairs missing corrupted system files.

Also If Disk Drive has some issues, Bad Sectors, experience slow performance issue may find it difficult to write something on it. As a Result Download something not complete which Result Stuck at any point. We recommend Check and Fix Disk Errors using CHKDSK Utility.

Install Updates Manually

if the issue still persists, you can try to manually install the updates that you provide to us in Microsoft Update Catalog. Here search for the update specified by the KB number you noted down. Download the update depending on if your machine is 32-bit = x86 or 64-bit=x64.

Open the downloaded file in order to install the update.

That’s all after installing the updates simply restart the computer to apply the changes.

Note: If you notice Windows update stuck downloading feature upgrade to Windows 10 version 22H2 that cause you can consider the official media creation tool to upgrade without any error or problem.

I hope Apply these solutions will fix the windows update stuck problem. Still, have any query suggestions or difficulties while apply these solutions feel free to discuss on the comments below.

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