In Windows 10, Microsoft has brought a lot of new features, innovations and improvements, but this operating system is far from perfect. Microsoft regularly updates both the operating system and the hardware components on the PC to ensure stability, performance and security for users.
Compared with Microsoft's earlier operating systems, Windows 10 has an update system that almost forces the user to install the latest updates. If your previous operating systems (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and XP) turned off updates very easily with just a few clicks, these options were removed on Windows 10. The user only has the option to postpone the installation of an update, not its permanent denial.
Paradoxically, there are situations where updates on Windows 10 no longer want to be installed, even if the user wants it. Windows Update either remains stuck and no longer wants to download and install updates, or when an update is stuck. In this situation we have several options to solve the problem.
How to solve the Windows 10 Updates download and installation problems
1 - Verifying vital updates for Windows 10
If the Windows 10 update system stops working normal and you can not download and install updates, first of all we need to check Windows essential services for download and installation.
go to Windows Services (open Start and search for "services") and check if the following services are running on the system (Status: Running):
- Windows Update
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
- Cryptographic Service
- Update Orchestrator Service
As the Windows 10 update system can work in normal parameters, all these services must be run-in status and run on the operating system on "Automatic". If these services are not running, select the service → right-click → Start. To put them in "Automatic" mode: right-click on the service → Properties → Startup type → automatically.
If you identified services that did not run on Windows 10 and turned them on, go to Windows Update and check if everything is working normally now.
2 - Fix the Windows Update issue with the Command Prompt command set
Another option is to open Command Prompt with rights Administrator (Run as Administrator) and yours restart the services that ensure the smooth operation of Windows Updates.
Run the following command set in Command Prompt:
net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver ren C: \ Windows \ SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old C: \ Windows \ System32 \ catroot2 catroot2.old net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver
Once successfully executed the above commands, Close Command Prompt si reboot / laptop.
After restarting the system, go to Windows Update and check if everything is working normally.