Fix Windows Update stuck downloading updates on windows 10

If you Are having issue Windows Update stuck checking for updates or stuck downloading updates at 0 % or any other figure in Windows 10, 8.1 and windows 7 computer Here some Most applicable solutions to Fix windows update problems include installation Errors : 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020, and Update installation Stuck checking updates, Download stuck Etc.

Microsoft Regularly roll out Windows updates wkit security improvements and bug fixes to patch the hole created by third party applications. And its set to install updates automatically when users connected to Microsoft Server. But some Times users Report windows update stuck checking for updates or fails with Different Errors.

Fix Windows Update stuck Checking or Downloading

Windows update Stuck Downloading, Checking for updates or fail with different error codes mostly cause, due to corrupt Windows Update cache, driver software, third party Application conflicts etc. And To fix Windows Update stuck or fail with Different errors apply bellow solutions.

Some Basic Steps To check :

Make sure you have Enough free disk Space to download windows updates. Also Check your Internet Connection Is Stable, Won’t Disconnect frequently while windows check for updates.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Microsoft have a Official Windows Update Troubleshooter Tool that specially designed to fix  Windows Update related issue, Update installation Stuck, Check for updates stuck at any point etc.

This tool can be used to fix some common update installatin  error codes: 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020 etc.

So before apply any other solution first run the tool and let windows to fix the problem itself. You can download the tool from here, Run the troubleshooter and fallow on screen instructions. T

Or you can run inbuilt tool from  Windows 10 Settings -> Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update. Click on it and Select Run The troubleshooter, fallow on screen instructions and Restart windows. Now Again check for updates hope update didn’t stuck at any point.

Run Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter
Run Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter

Reset Windows Update Components

As Discussed Before The main Reason Behind windows update stuck or Fail with Different Error is the Corrupted update cache. If Running update Troubleshooting tool Unable To fix them, then we need to manually Reset the Windows update Components ( The Update File Storage – Software distribution and Catroot2 folder ).

To Reset update Components First open Command prompt as administrator, Then Type Fallowing Commands one by one and hit enter key to execute the same.

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

After That Type Exit to close command prompt, Restart windows and again check for updates hope this time you will get succeed.

Perform Clean Boot

Also if Any third party Application, Service causing issue in communication between windows and remote Microsoft download server. This will result Update Download Stuck At Any point, Or fails with Different error codes. That cause Perform Clean boot which disable All unnecessary third party services and boot in clean state. Then Check for updates From Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows updates -> Check for Updates.

Run SFC and CHKDSK Utility

Also If System files Get Corrupted, Or missing While Upgrade process, Third party application install/Uninstall you may face different Errors include Windows update Stuck Problem.

Make sure any corrupt system file not causing the issue by running the System file checker tool which Scan And repair missing corrupted system files.

Also If Disk Drive have some issue, Bad Sectors, experiencing slow performance issue which may find it difficult to write something on it. As a Result Download something not complete which Result Stuck at any point. We recommend Check and Fix Disk Errors uisng CHKDSK Utility.

After Run SFC utility and fix disk Errors using CHKDSK command Restart windows. After that again check for updates hope this time updates install successfully.


These are some most applicable solutions to fix Windows Update stuck checking for updates, Windows update stuck at any point while downloading updates or update installation fails with Different error like 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020 etc.

I hope Apply these solutions will fix windows update stuck problem. Still have any query suggestion or difficulty while apply these solutions feel free to discuss on comments bellow.