15019 "initializing updates"

windows update stuck at "initializing updates" for over an hour. this is now the second build I had trouble with.  15014 needed a comp refresh to even download it.
 

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Last updated September 26, 2019 Views 25,914 Applies to:

Make sure to do a Windows Defender scan then try again.

My 3rd laptop has finally quit doing that and after the 9th restart started the downloads.

EDIT:  is now at 20%. into preparing to install.

Just keep after it.

My first one only took 5 restarts and the second only 4.

Edit;

1 3/4 hours to restart.

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This has been seen by most users. It may sit like that for hours, but eventually will download and install. This does not happen if not using UUP (such as upgrades from 14393 to 15019).
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You can try forcing several restarts, It has been reported that it could help.

I would suggest to reset WinRM service via PowerShell - see my addendum at the end of this blog post: http://borncity.com/win/2017/01/28/windows-10-build-15019-insider-preview-released/

Or read Fix: Windows 10 Build 15019 Insider Preview hangs with "Initialising updates" 

Blogs: http://www.borncity.com/blog /(Ger) - and - http://borncity.com/win/ (EN)

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this is the second build that my first computer updates with no problems and the second doesn't update. they are almost identical with the same software installed.

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Hi! Do you already fixed it? I have the same problem

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2 of my laptops  are nearly the same and took different hard reboots to finally get the download started properly.

Just keep trying.

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this thread helped me.  "pc build 15019" windows update issues"  

 https://answers.microsoft.com/thread/a4582a09-dbf4-4b33-92d9-345a03389665

I let the computer sit all night with the same issue (no download}, then I saw this thread and had the new build downloaded in a few minutes.

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Never Give Up!

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