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Windows Update Stuck at downloading

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bits (6.3, build 9600).

    Windows Update Stuck at downloading


    i cant get anny further than 0 kb 0% when downloading the latest updates i did a clean instal but no sucess
    still 90 essential updates to go ran it over a night and not even 1kb furter

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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Try disconnecting your PC from the internet>close Windows Update>reopen windows update and see if an install (not download) button is showing and click it. Then reboot and start downloading the next batch. Sometimes Windows needs to install what it has before it can download and install the rest. You might have to do this a couple of times. Windows also (like recently) has to update Windows Update before it can further download.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Sometimes the progress bar is not working properly and will show no progress. Sure thing to check if it is actually downloading is to open the folder: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. This folder is where the updates being downloaded to.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bits (6.3, build 9600).


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Sometimes the progress bar is not working properly and will show no progress. Sure thing to check if it is actually downloading is to open the folder: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. This folder is where the updates being downloaded to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Try disconnecting your PC from the internet>close Windows Update>reopen windows update and see if an install (not download) button is showing and click it. Then reboot and start downloading the next batch. Sometimes Windows needs to install what it has before it can download and install the rest. You might have to do this a couple of times. Windows also (like recently) has to update Windows Update before it can further download.
    thanks guys for the reaction it now looks like it works very very very mutch thanks to all of you
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