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  1. #1

    windows update stuck


    got new surface pro 3 yesterday. got it loaded up today. ran check for updates and it found 43 I needed to download and install.did that, restarted and they all supposedly installed.


    I go back to check for updates to make sure I got them all, but when I click on check for updates, it spins like it checking,but never stops spinning. I let it spin for an hour until I finally gave up. I restarted several times with same results.

    Ideas?

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  2. #2


    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Try using the Windows Update applet from the "old" control panel versus WU from the modern control panel - a lot of times there are messages or issues pending that the modern applet doesn't show (and just sits spinning) that you would otherwise see when running WU from the "old" Windows Update applet in the old control panel directly.
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    That worked. Thanks.
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  4. #4


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I actually prefer PowerShell for Windows Updates, as I feel I want/need the verbosity and control. PSWindowsUpdate is a great way to do it.
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