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Microsoft releases system updates from time to times and by default To fix bugs on current system and improve features. Windows 10 is set to install updates automatically. when ever any new updates are available this will download automatically itself. Or some times other windows user have to check for the updates. But some times Due to corrupt system files windows 10 update stuck at checking for updates, Windows 10 update stuck downloading and install for long times. If your Windows Update is showing available updates and your computer starts downloading them, it may happen that at some point it just gets stuck and stops downloading at 48 % or any other figure in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 after wait hours still there will be no progression did’t improvement on download and installation.

This windows 10 update stuck downloading and  getting stuck at random points is more common than most of us would like. If you also having same issue windows get stuck while download and install windows updates. then don’t worry we some tips to fix this issue.




Cause of a Frozen or Stuck Windows Update

There are several reasons why the installation or finalization of one or more Windows updates can hang. Most often, these types of problems are due to a software conflict or a preexisting issue that simply wasn’t brought to light until the Windows updates started installing. Much more rarely they’re caused by a mistake on Microsoft’s part regarding the update itself.

Fix windows 10 update stuck downloading

Here are bellow working solutions to fix windows 10 stuck downloading updates, windows 10 stuck downloading updates 99, windows 10 update stuck at checking for updates, windows 10 update stuck downloading etc.

Use the windows update Troubleshooter

Windows includes a built-in troubleshooter that may be able to help fix a stuck update. It’s the easiest method to try, so go ahead and run it first. Head over to the Microsoft support site and download the troubleshooter (direct download link). Once downloaded, open the destination folder and then execute the application.




To manually run the Troubleshooting tool click on start search and type Troubleshooting. and click the trouble shooting from search results. When the troubleshooting window open click on view all on left side. now scroll down and select windows update. this will open windows update troubleshooting window. click Advanced Settings and you’ll find an “Apply repairs Automatically” tick on it and click next.
Run the windows update troubleshooting tool

this will check the system for errors and problems which prevent to install updates this which can take a few minutes to complete and fix them itself.

After complete the troubleshooting it should hopefully clear up the problems causing Windows Update to get stuck.

Fix Windows Update stuck by Deleting Its Cache Manually

If you’re still having trouble after running the troubleshooter , performing the same actions manually may help where the troubleshooter didn’t. Deleting windows update cache files is another solution that may just work for you.

Now open Command Prompt, right-click the Start menu (or press Windows+X), choose “Command Prompt (Admin)” and then click Yes to allow it to run with administrative privileges. At the Command Prompt, type the following command and then hit Enter to stop the Windows Update service and its related serves.

First Type  net stop wuauserv To Stop The windows Update Service

Type net stop bits To Stop Background intelligent transfer service.

And Type net stop dosvc To Stop the Delivery Optimization Service.
Command to Stop windows update Services

Now Go to C: > Windows > SoftwareDistribution > DataStore and to C: > Windows > Software Distribution > Downloads Delete all the files in the folder.
Delete software distribution folder in windows 10

It may ask you for administrator permission. Give it.Don’t worry. There’s nothing vital here. Windows Update will recreate what it needs the next time you run it.

Now Again move to command prompt and restart the stopped services to to this type bellow commands one by one and press enter key.

First Type net start wuauserv To Start The windows Update Service

Type net start bits To Start Background intelligent transfer service.

And Type net start dosvc To Start the Delivery Optimization Service.

start windows services

When the service has restarted, you can close Command Prompt and restart Windows. Give Windows Update another try and see if your problem has been fixed.You will be able to download and install the updates successfully.

Repair Corrupted Windows system files 

SFC command is an easy solution to fix some windows related problem. If any missing or damaged system files create the problem System File Checker if very helpful to fix . If this Error ( windows 10 stuck while download and install windows updates) happens due to corrupt missing or damaged system files this system file check can help to fix this error. here how to run system file check on windows 10 , 8.1 and 7.




On start search Type CMD and Run as administrator administrator when command prompt appears.

Now type command – SFC /SCANNOW

system file checker tool on windows 10

This  will scan your system for all its important system files, and replace where necessary.  Wait until Windows scans and repairs system files. When the System file check and repair is completed, restart your computer and check if your computer works smoothly.

These are some best working solutions to fix windows 10 update stuck at checking for updates, windows 10 stuck downloading updates, windows 10 update stuck downloading for a login time problem. Have any query suggestion feel free to comment bellow.

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