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- How to fix windows 10 update when it gets stuck
- How to fix windows 8.1 update when it gets stuck
- How to fix windows 7 update when it gets stuck
How to fix windows 10 update when it gets stuck?
In Windows 10 to open “command prompt” in admin mode, right click on the start button and select “command prompt admin’.
And in the “command prompt” type IPconfig / flushDNS and hit enter, it will show that it has successfully flushed the DNS.
This will ensure that if you had some problem in DNS resolution during the update, it won’t occur again keep this admin command prompt open. We’ll use it for other purposes later, after doing that. Again, check if Windows update is working or not ensure that you keep Windows update on for at least an hour.
First, you need to open the Elevated Command Prompt, and that you can do by right-clicking on the Start button, and then click Command Prompt (Admin). Press yes when asked by User Account Control. Here, first, you need to run two commands to stop the Windows Update Service and the first one is: NET STOP WUAUSERV and hit enter.
Then type the second command NET STOP BITS and hit the enter
Both commands will be stopping the Windows Update Service. Now open the File Explorer and navigate to the Windows\Software Distribution Folder and delete all the files and folders inside.
If you are unable to delete some files or folders, then you may require restarting your system, then run both said commands again and then try to delete the contents of this folder. Once you have deleted all the contents, you can either restart your system so the Windows Update Service will run automatically again or you can type the following commands to immediately start the Windows Update Service. NET START WUAUSERV And then NET START BITS To see the effect, click the Start button and then click Settings.
Click Update and Security, and you will be able to download and install the new updates successfully.
How to fix windows 8.1 update when it gets stuck?
In Windows 8.1 to open “power options” from the start screen type power in the “search panel” and then selects power options.
Depending upon the plan you have chosen either balanced will be checked high-performance power saver whichever plan yours is showing selected, click on the change plan setting option for the same in my options.
I have chosen high-performance so I will click change in my plan settings for that particular plan. In that you’ll be shown a screen like this depending upon your device either only one column would be available or both on battery and plugged columns would be available.
What we have to ensure that is, put the computer to sleep option should be set on never. And also if you are using a laptop or any battery-powered device make sure when you are putting your computer to update its connected to the power supply click on save changes.
Now to ensure that the Internet is running properly, we will flush the DNS settings for that in Windows 8 to open command prompt in admin mode from the start screen type CMD right click and select run as admin if a UAC pops up click on yes. In the command prompt, type IPconfig/flush DNS and hit enter, it will show that it has successfully flushed the DNS.
This will ensure that if you had some problem in DNS resolution during the update it won’t occur again. Keep this admin command prompt open. We will use it for other purposes after doing that check again. Keep Windows update on for at least an hour to ensure windows update working status.
How to fix windows 7 update when it gets stuck?
Checking for update problem basically it goes on forever and ever and ever. And it just doesn’t want to stop. So, I’m going to show you how to fix that problem. But where this goes on forever is just says checking for updates, where nothing is found. So, what you guys should do is, open run command and type there “services. msc” and the “Services” windows will appear. Make this bigger and then you should go to “background intelligent transfer service” and then stop that.
Then after go to “Windows Update” to which you should stop that as well.
Basically, we’re just going to clean out the cache of Windows Update. So, go to “my computer” and then go to your local disk drive C: this way windows installed for me is in my SSD. And then go to the windows folder then scroll down to “software distribution” and you should delete everything you should have more folders than this, but I’ve done this recently, so just delete everything none and it should just be empty and then try again to install these updates.