Fix Windows 10 Update Stuck Downloading and Stuck at 0%

As the same on Windows Vista, 7, and 8, Windows update stuck downloading and stuck at 0% on Windows 10 (or at a certain figure)  is also a common problem. When you update the system, the progress bar stays at a point such as 0%, 32%, 45%, 88%, 99% or any other for several hours. And maybe every time you do this, it will stuck, the only different thing is the stuck progress figure. And I faced this for the start 0% when I was trying to download the new updates.

windows 10 update stuck downloading at 0%
windows 10 update stuck downloading at 0%

How to solve stuck downloading when Windows update on Windows 10?

1. Close Windows 10 Update service.
a. Open Command Prompt. Start Run and type “cmd” to open Administrator Command Prompt.
b. You need to enter net stop wuauserv.
This is to stop the ongoing update service. Including the Windows update related service and the downloading service.

2. Clean Windows Update Cache files.
a. Continue type “cd /d %windir%” or “cd\windows
b. Type “rd /s SoftwareDistribution“, and then choose all files in this folder, and delete.
Tips: If you cannot to delete some of the files, reboot your computer. After you restart your computer, follow the above steps again. Then you can delete all Windows Update cache files once.

3. Restart Windows Update service.
a. To do that, enter the Administrator Command Prompt, and enter “net start wuauserv“.

4. Run Windows Update again
So this time, you will be able to download and install the Windows 10 system update smooth without being stuck.

Something about Windows 10 Update

Windows Update for Windows 10 system, is quite different from Windows 8 and 7.

The first change is in the update mechanism, it automatically download and install all the updates by default.

The second is the update interface. It is completed turned into a modern style.

After experience some visible changes, some users find the update function actually seems not useful than before.

Though is default download and install updates automatically, but the download speed is slow, install stuck problem and frequent failure often happens, even need to restart the computer to solve it.

Drivers Update after Big Windows 10 Update

Sometimes, when Windows 10 released a big changes, you maybe download and install the new update service package. But you will find there are some drivers are missing or not compatible with the new update. So maybe you need to check the new version of drivers and then update it. You can try to use Device Manager Windows Update or Driver Doctor to detect and update your drivers.

2 thoughts on “Fix Windows 10 Update Stuck Downloading and Stuck at 0%”

  1. Whether this works for Win10-a-traitor I don’t know & won’t ever try. But, THE BEST method to un-stick updating is to Stop (this may take up to 20-seconds to display) & then Start (this may take up to 20-seconds to display) the Windows Update Service through Task Manager. Choose this Service under the Services Tab with your Windows Update window still open & stuck, for confirmation & the proper escape.

    With the Stop & Start successfully completed, the Windows Update window will refresh & present you with a normal (yellow) Restart Button & perfectly normal Restart. The restarting process shuts Windows Explorer & both processes & configures the update(s) as if there was no problem at all for the shutdown side & the boot-up side. You can then resume your updating with no potential damage to anything.

    Sorry people but, when the biggest & best programmer in the world decides to become a MALICIOUS HACKER working for your CRIMINAL GOV’T on your TAXPAYER DOLLARS, it’s time to exit & exit quickly. I suggest you don’t accept ANYTHING from Microsoft that’s dated after March 2015, which absolutely includes Win10-foot-pole-up-your-hole itself.

    The MASSES ARE ASSES & if you don’t protect & eject yourself you’ll just continue to join them in their abject absurdity to remedy nothing & put up with anything & everything.

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