Windows 10 Update Stuck While Downloading: Here’s How To Fix It

As a Windows user, I love the recent update and once I tried to get it but Windows 10 update stuck downloading at 0, and in second try Windows 10 update stuck at 99.  At the time, I was totally freaked out. But, there are ways to get through every problem. So, I Googled and found a few solutions which helped me to fix windows 10 update stuck problem.

Well, I know I wasn’t only one who got stuck on Windows 10 update. There might have many people have faced the Windows 10 update issue. When I did Google to solve Windows 10 update stuck error, there were many people wrote that their windows 10 update stuck at 0 or 99, or 82 even at 100 percentages. But now, if you have to worry about it anymore since we have some workarounds to get rid of Windows 10 update stuck problem.

Methods to Fix Windows 10 Update Stuck Downloading

#1: Confirm It First That It Really Got Stuck

Sometimes it happen while downloading any update or game, you might see it not finishing at all. That doesn’t mean that your Windows 10 update got stuck. It takes time to finish some background process and that’s usual thing. So, don’t decide in a hurry that your system got stuck. So, wait for a couple of hours to get it done. If nothing changes, then Press Ctrl+Shift+ESC buttons and the task manager will show up. After that, Click More details if you do not see the big panel. Now go to the performance tab and check the activity of CPU, Memory, Disk and Internet connection too. If there’s a lot of activity that may mean you’re not stuck and some invisible progress is taking place.

#2: Turn Off and Then Again Turn if On

Restarting works to fix any problem on smartphones as well as computers and It is one of the most straightforward solutions that can be the first solution to solve any error. So, once you found that your computer freezes while updating Windows 10, then our first solution is to try to restart your computer and see it work or not. If it didn’t, then go to the next solution.

#3: Fix It Through Troubleshooter

Don’t worry if you tried the restarting process and it didn’t work. There are many other ways you can try to fix Windows 10 stuck on restarting on your computer. So, here are a few steps to fix it using troubleshooter. Check these steps:

Step #1: Enter ‘Troubleshoot” in the start menu and choose Troubleshoot.

Step #2: Next, choose Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter.

Step #3: In a case of need, choose Try troubleshooting as an administrator.

Step #4: Choose Apply this fix and then Close the troubleshooter.

#4: Open Safe Mode on Your Windows PC

Safe mode gets you the real image of your PC and tells you what the real problem with software and PC. So, you can try to fix Windows 10 update stuck problem via following these steps.

Step #1: hold down the Shift key then choose Power and Restart from the Windows sign-in screen.

Step #2: Next, you will see pick Troubleshoot, Advanced Options, Startup Settings and Restart, and you should then see the Safe Mode option appear: try running through the update process again if you can. Step #3: After that, a quick search online will give you Safe Mode instructions for older versions of Windows.

#5: Try To System Restore

System restoring helps to get your computer back in the previous stable state while fixing the problem and smooth installation of Windows 10 update. Let’s try to system restore below steps!

Step #1: Open Control Panel and search for recovery.

Step #2: Open System restore and Click Next.

Step #3: Choose a previous restore point and click Next.

Step #4: Click Finish.

Step #5: Once restore is finished, try checking for updates again.

#6: Delete Software distribution files

Don’t worry! You are not deleting any critical files. There are some temporary caches files you are deleting. To do that, you should follow the below steps:

First of all, you will need to stop Windows Update Service and Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

Step #1: Just type “win+x” to bring up the WinX menu, and then select the command prompt.

Step #2: After that, you’ll need to type following commands:

net stop wuauserv

net stop bits

Step #3: Press Enter after you type each one and this will turn off Windows Update Service and Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

Now you can go to the deleting software distribution files.

Step #4: So, Just navigate to C:\ Windows\ SoftwareDistribution folder, and delete everything you find therein.

#7: Re-install The Windows 10 update

Even after trying all the above solution if you could able to solve the Windows 10 stuck error, and then our last solution and best solution is re-install the full Windows 10 update again. So, let’s try the previous solution by again installing the Windows 10 update.


Hope you tried above solutions and fixed the annoying Windows 10 freeze error. Once after setting the issue, do not forget to share your happiness with us. Well, you can also share other working solution in the comments!

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