Windows Update hanging or not downloading updates

By | 9 May, 2013

windows_iconThis can happen on any of the Windows OS’s that use Windows Update.

An easy way to fix an update that continuously tries to install and fails or an update download that stalls is to clean out the Windows Update Cache.

To do this, follow these simple steps:


  1. Open a Command Prompt (Run As Administrator).
  2. Type “net stop wuauserv”.
  3. Type “cd /d %windir%”
  4. Type “rd /s SoftwareDistribution”
  5. Type “net start wuauserv”

Now re-run windows update

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