its annoying when Windows Updates just is not working and its download percentage is Stuck at 0%. I like to share my process to solve this issue – So I do the following:
- Opening a command prompt with elevated permissions by typing cmd in my searchbox, right-click and select „run as aministrator“ or just type cmd into the box and hit CTRL+Shift+Enter.
- Stopping the update service by typing net stop wuauserv into the command prompt and hit enter.
- Deleting the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution using the windows explorer.
- Starting the update service by typing net start wuauserv into the command prompt and hit enter.
After that, I need to scan for new updates again (May take a while, since the cached information is gone). Downloading them should now work as expected.
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Have a nice sunday