How To Fix A Stuck Windows Update?

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Re: How To Fix A Stuck Windows Update?

Post by cyberdrain on Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:51 pm
([msg=91884]see Re: How To Fix A Stuck Windows Update?[/msg])

Try this, it usually fixes a lot of the Windows Update problems:

- Run cmd as administrator by pressing the Windows key, typing cmd, right clicking on it and clicking on 'run as administrator'
- Next type in 'net stop wuauserv' without quotes and press Enter
- Copy this command 'rename C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution_backup' without quotes into the window or just type it in and press Enter
- Then type in 'net start wuauserv' and press Enter again
- Quit the application by typing in 'exit' followed again by Enter
- Restart your system and try running Windows Update again (might not be necessary)

If anything goes wrong, you can always rename the folder back to the original. If it works, you can safely remove SoftwareDistribution_backup.
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