Fix Windows Updates

Have you ever had a windows update stuck at 0% for a extended period of time? Well I’m sure you have as I know I personally have had that issue lots of times during my career as a sysadmin over the years.

Well this post explains how to solve that annoying issue!

Step 1

Press Windows + R. This will prompt a run dialogue box. In here type, services.msc

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Step 2

Now it brings us to all the services installed in Windows. These services are listed in alphabetical order. Scroll down and look for Windows Update Service. Right click on it and stop it.

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Step 3

Now go in C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution and delete all of its contents. Actually, this is the folder where downloaded installation files were stored. But since Windows update suck, they somehow have problem with partially downloaded update files.

Step 4

Go back to services again (as mentioned in Step 1) and this time start the Windows Update Service, by right clicking on it. Try to update Windows again. It should be working this time.

If this fix has helped you then please leave a comment below.

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