Windows 8.1 Update stucks Fix!

Checking windows update in win 8.1 is stuck in forever

- open command prompt using "run as administrator"

- type in "net stop wuauserv" (without inverted commas) (this stops windows update)

download KB3102812 for W8.1 (I had 64bit) from Microsoft catalog

- click on downloaded file and install update

- Restart computer

- open command prompt using "run as administrator"

- type in "net start wuauserv" (without inverted commas) (this starts windows update again)

- then run windows update again

Should only be about 10-15 mins before windows update finds about 1 gig of updates

 

 

Happy Troubleshooting :)

 

Checking windows update in win 8.1 is stuck in forever 2.0

 

- reset windows update components
- set Windows Update to not automatically install updates(this would stop windows update to automatically connect to the server)
- download and install KB3173424 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173424
- download and install KB3172614 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172614
- restart pc
- set windows update automatically then check for updates
- install all updates detected
 
 
**Note: checking for updates might take 15-30 min. it depends on internet connection
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Attempting to install KB3173424. Windows Update Standalone Installer: “Searching for updates on this computer..” forever....... Lost count of the different attempts to get updates. Anyone any suggestions? 

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