Fix windows 10 keeps installing the same update over and over

Do you notice windows 10 installing the same updates again And Again ? This usually happens if some update has not installed properly, and your Windows operating system is unable to detect the installed or partially installed update. Also Some Times corrupted update files, corrupted Windows update database etc Cause windows 10 keeps installing the same update over and over.

Stop windows 10 installing the same update

If you are also having problem like windows 10 installing the same updates again And Again. Here we have some applicable solutions, such As Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, Delete Software Distribution Folder or repair Visual C++ 2012 etc to Fix this issue.

Note : Bellow Solutions are applicable to fix Different updates Related problems for Windows 10, 8.1 and windows 7 computers.

Start with Basic troubleshooting, first note down the the update name / Number of the update keeps installing ( for ex KB 123456 ). Now press Win + R, Type appwiz.cpl and hit enter key. Then click on view installed updates right click on the problematic updates and select uninstall. Also Run the System file checker Utility to Fix and repair Corrupted system files which may cause update install over and over. Now Restart windows and check for updates hope this fix the problem if not fallow next solution.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

If above method failed to fix and windows 10 keeps installing the same update over and over then Run the official Windows update Troubleshooter. Which scan and fix different windows Update Related problems such as updates not installing, fail to install with different errors, update installation stuck or installing same updates again and again etc.




First download the Windows update Troubleshooter, and double click on it to execute the application. On first screen click on Advanced and make sure Apply Repair Automatically option is check marked. Then click next and fallow on screen instructions.

windows update Troubleshooter
windows update Troubleshooter

If the troubleshooter finds any problems with the updates. Then it will suggest you clear the database cache and re-download the updates. Click on the option “Apply this Fix” to continue. The above action should probably solve the problem.

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Tweak Software Distribution folder

Software Distribution folder located in the Windows directory and used to temporarily store files. Which may be required to install Windows Update on your computer. Some issues with this folder or if the software Distribution folder get corrupted this may cause different Windows update Related problems.

Tweak the software Distribution folder, Delete the update related files inside this folder can fix different Windows update related problems include Windows offer same updates again and again. Before Tweak this folder first we need to stop some windows update related services by fallowing bellow.

Delete Software Distribution files

Open command prompt as administrator then type net stop bits, net stop wuauserv, net stop appidsvc and net stop cryptsvc to stop BITS, Windows update, Application Identity and Cryptographic service.

Now press Win + E, Then navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. Then open the Download folder and Delete all the files and folders inside the Download folder. Go back and open DeliveryOptimization” folder. Again, delete all the folders and files in this folder.

windows update softdistrib download folder
windows update softdistrib download folder

Now Restart the Services Which you stopped before by type command net start bits, net start wuauserv, net start appidsvc and net start cryptsvc.

That’s All Now Restart windows to Take A fresh Start and again check for updates from Settings – > Update & Security -> Windows update ->  Check for updates. Hope this time updates download and install completely with out offering the same updates again and again.




Repair Visual C++ 2012

Also Some Users Report Repair The Visual C++ 2012 Help them to resolved installing same updates again and again. You can Do this by Open Control Panel > Click on Programs > Click on Programs and features. From the list of displayed programs, look for all the programs that contain Visual C++ 2012. Now one by one, right click on each of them and click Repair. After you’re done, Restart your computer.

These are some Most applicable solutions to fix windows 10 keeps installing the same update over and over. I hope After apply Above steps your problem will get resoled. Have any query, Suggestion or face difficulty while apply above steps feel free to discuss on comments bellow. Also Read Fix Operation could not be completed Error 0x00000709

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