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

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    Windows 8

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


    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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    Windows 8.1


    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 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by octopus View Post
    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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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by octopus View Post
    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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    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ WMC


    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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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by TeknoBug View Post
    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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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    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.
    Last edited by rjwilliams; 27 Oct 2013 at 01:24. Reason: misspell
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Windows Update says downloading updates but 0% after 1hr.
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