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Windows Update says downloading updates but 0% after 1hr.


octopus

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Windows Update says it's Downloading Updates. It has said that more than 30 minutes ago. And it's still 0 KB total, 0% complete. What's going on?
 

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my2cents

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If you have a slow internet connection and/or you have just done a clean install and there are many updates to download, you'll just have to be patient. For example, I just did a recent clean install of Windows 8.0 and there were 62 updates to download. I'd wait a bit more and see what happens if any of my previous assumption apply.

Good luck.
 

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Windows Update says it's Downloading Updates. It has said that more than 30 minutes ago. And it's still 0 KB total, 0% complete. What's going on?
How many are you trying to download ?

You might want to try downloading 1 or 2 at a time.
 

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my2cents

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Windows Update says it's Downloading Updates. It has said that more than 30 minutes ago. And it's still 0 KB total, 0% complete. What's going on?
How many are you trying to download ?

You might want to try downloading 1 or 2 at a time.
A very good alternate recommendation from David!
 

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TeknoBug

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I had the same problem on my laptop, went into Action Center and clicked troubleshooting and picked fix problems with windows update, it fixed it after.
 

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my2cents

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I had the same problem on my laptop, went into Action Center and clicked troubleshooting and picked fix problems with windows update, it fixed it after.
Nice find as well!
 

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I'm having the same issue and have done all the troubleshooting. I even tried downloading 2 of the smallest updates only 583kb and it wont make any progress, my internet is super fast so that isn't the issue.
 
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