Windows Update stuck on Preparing to Install Updates


I am on Windows Preview 14316 on the Fast Ring. The new update came out a few days ago. However, I am unable to install it. I made sure I had enough space on my system drive, and the update downloaded fine. However, when it comes to preparing to install updates, it goes fine, until it reaches 100 %. After which it gets stuck at 100 %. I let it run for hours to no avail (sometimes, the "settings" window closes on its own for no apparent reason although I'm not sure if it is relevant). I already tried to reset the Windows Updates components. When I do that, the updates download again, but the problem reoccurs at "preparing to install updates".

I am not sure what else to do and I require help.
Thank you in advance.

There is your problem.  You do not have enough free space on your system drive.  30+GB are now required.
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Last updated February 2, 2021 Views 4,998 Applies to: