Fix Windows 10 Update Downloading Stuck and Stuck at 0%

Fix Windows 10 Update Downloading Stuck and Stuck at 0%

In Windows 10, check for updates is important when you want to update the Windows 10 version. When you click the check for updates button, system will automatically search the new updates, if there is a new updates, it will start download the update file, and it will shows the process such as downloading updates 0%.

But there is a problem, you find the Windows 10 update downloading process stuck and it stuck at 0%, sometimes it maybe other numbers such as 34%, 83%, 99%, 100%, etc. If you close this process and restart to download the updates, it stops downloading again, and if you leave for one or two hours, it also keeps this figure. So your Windows 10 update cannot finished. You need to fix the downloading stuck problem.

How to Fix Windows 10 update stuck downloading?

Because your Windows 10 update stop downloading, so at first, you need to completely close the downloading process.

Step 1. Turn Off Windows Update Service

a) Type cmd in the search box, and the Command Prompt shows in the results. Right-click it and choose Run as Administrator.

run command prompt as administrator

After that, you will enter the Administrator: Command Prompt window. And you will see C:\Windows\system32. If you entering the Command Prompt with a guest account, it will not show administrator.

b) Type net stop wuauserv, and then press Enter.

net stop wuauserv

This command will stop the Windows 10 automatic update services and the related services. After that, it will told you the windows update service was stopped successfully.

And when you return to the check for updates window, you will see the stuck process is stopped.

could not check for updates


The process stuck at 0% disappeared, and it leave a word: we couldn’t install some updates because the PC was turned off.

In this condition, if you click Retry, you will get the same result. So if you want to restart check for updates, you need to turn on the service.

Because there are several downloading files, and there are some files maybe not downloaded completely, so delete all the cache files is necessary.


Step 2. Completely Delete Downloading Cache Files

a) Type rd /s SoftwareDistribution, and then press Enter.

b) Then in SoftwareDistribution, are you sure (Y/N)? Type Y.

software distribution

It will show all the folders, and you can delete all the files.

Tips: There are some files maybe you cannot delete, do not worry about it, rebooting the computer. After the computer restarted, follow above steps to delete these remaining files again.


Step 3. Turn On Windows Update Service

In Administrator: Command Prompt, type net start wuauserv, then press Enter.

net start wuauserv

After that, system will enable the Windows update service. And wait several seconds, it will remind you that the Windows Update service was started successfully.


Step 4. Check for Updates Again

This time, follow this path: Windows Icon > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates to download the Windows 10 update files. And it will never stuck again.

So I wish this article can help you to fix the Windows 10 update stuck downloading and stuck at 0% error, and it will enable you download and update Windows 10 version.

Because your Windows 10 update does not stuck, so you can update the Windows 10 smoothly, but if you are not satisfied with the new updates, you can uninstall the Windows 10 update.

How to Uninstall the Installed Windows 10 Update?

You can select Windows icon > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Update History > Uninstall updates. And you can view the picture tutorial from here.

In the update history lists, choose the updates you want to uninstall, double-click it to uninstall or right-click it and select uninstall to uninstall it.

Update Drivers After Windows 10 Update

Windows 10 updates will also update the new driver for hardware devices. But sometimes, especially after the creator updates, you will find there is one or more devices cannot work properly or some of its functions missing. And when you check the device manager, you can find device with yellow exclamation, so you need to fix the driver issue by yourself. You can use device manager to help you or use Driver Booster to update Drivers automatically.


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