How to Fix Windows Update Stuck or Frozen

by Ryan Smith Online Blogger

Most of the time Windows update will do its job automatically, although we may need to check and update it occasionally. Most Windows 10 desktops are configured and it facilitates quick functioning. You may be waiting for a long time while you notice that the update screen seems to be frozen.

The installation of Windows updates is most likely stuck if the user sees any of these messages:

  1. Arranging to configure Windows/ Do not switch off the desktop.
  2. Configuring Windows updates/ x% complete/ Do not switch off the desktop.
  3. Do not switch off or remove wires from the machine/ Installing update x of x
  4. Functioning on updates/ x% completes/ Do not switch off the Desktop
  5. Users Keep their PC on until it’s done/ Installing update x of x
  6. Getting Windows ready/ don’t switch off your desktop

Cause of a Frozen or Stuck Windows Update

  1. The different situations in which the finalization or installation of one or extra Windows in updates may hang.
  2.  Such problems mostly occur due to software conflict or a pre-existing issue that is basically is not noticed until the updates start installing.
  3. Several Windows updates may take few or more hours to configure or install. So the user must be sure that the updates are truly stuck before going forward. If nothing happens for three hours or more, then Windows updates are stuck.

How to fix a frozen window Update Installation

  1. Click Ctrl-Alt-Del.
  2. Restart your desktop by switching off or using the reset button and switching it on by using the power button.
  3. It will end the installation.
  4. When the Windows update is frozen, the users do not have any option other than hard-reboot.

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Starting Windows in safe mode

  1. This special mode only carries the least drivers and services which window extremely requires. If any other program is conflicting with the window updates, then the install may finish up well.
  2. Finish a System Restore to undo the changes done through the unfinished installation of the Windows Updates.
  3. Click System Restore from Advanced Startup Options or System Recovery if the user is unable to access Safe Mode or the repair is unsuccessful.
  4. Start your desktop’s automatic repair process.
  5. Test your desktop’s memory.
  6. Update the BIOS.
  7. Clean install Windows includes complete erasing of the hard drive that Windows is installed on.

Follow the steps carefully and keep the system aptly charged during the Windows update.

Ryan Smith is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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