30 October, 2016

by Updated on 30 October, 2016 2 comments

How To Fix Windows 10 Update Problems

Have you ever stuck into the Windows 10 update? It's irritating, as the updates are of large size and there is no any better way to find out the real problem.

If your Windows 10 update is not starting over and stuck in the middle of something, here are 2 better ways to either start everything over or troubleshoot the update process.

The Windows Update Troubleshooter
The primary solution is to try the built-in Windows Update Troubleshooter.
Open Windows control panel and navigate to Control Panel>>System and security >> Security and maintenance >> Troubleshooting >> fix problems with Windows update.
You can also download the Windows update troubleshooter from Microsoft help.

It will automatically scan for possible errors. If you don't find anything at first attempt try it using the administrator permissions, which it will automatically offer.

Delete the Windows Update Cache files
If something went wrong with your previous update download or some files have not installed correctly even after complete download, this will help you.

Navigate to Control panel >> system and security >> Administrative Tools >> Services. This will open the 'services' window.
Navigate to 'Windows update' service from the list. Double click to open the settings. Stop the service by click on 'stop' button under 'general'.

Once you stop the Windows Updater service, you have to delete the previously downloaded but problematic files.
Open the Windows explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download . Here C: is my system partition. You can change according to your system setup.
You have to unhide the hidden system files and folders. Go to 'File' in windows explorer and open 'change folder and search options'.

Unhide the hidden files and let the explorer show 'system hidden files'.
Now select all and delete. If you need administrator rights, allow it and delete everything in that folder.
Once you delete everything, restart the 'Windows update' service in the same way you stopped it. You are ready to download the windows update again.
Restart your PC and you can now download updates easily.

If you have any better solution, please suggest..
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  1. If Windows 10 was made properly without glaring errors there wouldn't be any need to fix anything. I don't see why we should have to spend hours trying to fix Microsoft's mess.

    1. I think, the latest updates have already fixed most of the errors. This is some what old post.