Windows 10 Update Hangs

Downloading updates stuck @ 5%.  Won't continue; can't restart Update. What should I do??
 

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Last updated June 11, 2018 Views 207 Applies to:

Use the Following tutorial to  Reset Windows updates completely and check if it helps:

Reset Windows updates

Make sure to run the script as an administrator.

Sumit
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Ran script as suggested on 6/7. Restarted Update & got hung at 1% so I gave up in frustration. I reran the script today 6/9 and hung again at 1%.

Any more ideas??

FYI, I'm on a Lenovo laptop connected by a HughesNet Dish.

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Hi George, 

 

 

There are several reasonswhy Windows updates can hang. 

 

To help identify the potential causes and to solve them, we recommend that you download and run Windows Update Troubleshooter here. 

 

Feel free to contact us if you need further help.

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Problem not resolved.

Ran "Windows Update Troubleshooter"................Hung at 1%

Ran Windows Reset Script.........Still hung at 1%.

Any more ideas??????????

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You can try clearing the Windows Update caches by resetting its components (this one's different from resetting Windows Updates using scripts). Check the article below for instructions. 

 

 

Hope the above link helps.

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I did NOT perform this reset of Windows Update components because of the apparent complexity of the registry changes but I had planned on doing it eventually.

Lo & Behold, yesterday (6/19) a popup informed me that a large update had been downloaded and a restart was needed. I complied and upon successful completion, I was judged to be "Up to Date". This is the desired resolution to my original problem. If I had known this was going to happen, I would not been as concerned about this hang.

Being on a metered connection (HughesNet dish), I am very sensitive about my bandwidth usage. When Microsoft moved from asking permission for downloading updates to doing it automatically I feel like they don't respect my circumstances and situations as a Microsoft customer. Why do we have this "Big Brother" attitude in a 21st Century community??

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After 10 days I tried manual updates again. It hung as before at 4% downloaded. I don't know if it can tell that updates are available or if they are even allowed during active hours. Who knows?? Since I can't control automatic updates and I can't get updates on demand , then I have no control over updates in W10 and I will stop being concerned about them. I'm not a power user nor does my business depend on Windows for its efficiency. I'm only trying to be proactive about my own security. The answer is that my problem is not solved and I will stop trying to resolve it.

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