20 minutes ago, started the 1909 update of my Win10 OS. The thing is stuck at 46% and I can see that it won’t move at all. However, now I tried to close it but it refuses to stop the process. What would be the most painless way to stop an Win10 update?
Services > Windows Update
- In the startup types > select Disabled
- Click Stop
- Click apply
- The restart your pc
How you are trying to update your PC. Is this windows 7 to windows 10 upgrade or windows 10 version upgrade? First I would suggest to be patient and wait for a few hours if windows couldn’t able to upgrade it will automatically revert the update process which will not have any causes to your OS or application. If you loose patient You could force shut down the PC but Any interruption would bring damage to your operating system. Like
- Computer hard drive won’t boot, displaying an entirely black screen with or without a cursor on it.
- Blue screen of death with error messages appearing to say your operating system is not found or system files have been corrupted.
Would you mind to try Media Creation Tool 1909.exe app and let us know?
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This is the most comman problem in updating windows update
I hope this link will help you created by Microsoft
I would suggest you to try the methods below and check if it helps.
Method 1: Windows update troubleshooter
Type troubleshooting in the search bar and open it.
Click on " view all " on the left pane.
Run the " windows update " troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.
Method 2: Reset Windows update components
Click the link below for steps to reset windows update components and check if the issue persists.
This section, method, or task contains steps that tells you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
For steps to backup your registry, please click the link below
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/322756 (Applies to Windows 10)
If this doesn’t help, I would suggest you to place your computer in clean boot state and try installing the update and check if it helps.
Method 3: Clean Boot
Placing your system in Clean Boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. You need to follow the steps from the article mentioned below to perform a Clean Boot.
How to Perform a Clean Boot? (Applies to Windows 10)
Note: Once you are done with the troubleshooting, perform the steps in " How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot "to reset computer as usual.
I had the same issue on one of my PC this week. But the below troubleshooting steps helps me solved this issue. If none of the above instruction was helpful please try the below suggestion also. For my PC I had to reset the Windows Update components and restart the PC.
Launch Command Prompt as an administrator.
Type these commands one after another:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
net stop AppIDSvc
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
net start AppIDSvc
Restart your computer
Check if version of Windows 10 you are trying to upgrade meets the criteria in your computer for running Windows 10.
Make sure you have enough space on your computer C:Drive or the drive you have Windows installed on.
Make sure you do not have any faulty RAM on your device.
During the upgrade process make sure you are connected to internet. (this steps only required if your Windows upgrade fails, normally you do not requires internet to perform upgrade)
If you are using Laptop or Tablet make sure you are using AC Power.
REMOVE EXTERNAL PERIPHERALS
Remove any external drives connected to your device you make connect them later.
WINDOWS UPDATE TROUBLESHOOTER
Windows 10 have a troubleshooter which will help you find and solve the problem for the failing of Windows upgrade. Perform the Windows update troubleshooter it may solve the problem.
Make sure all the drives in your device is upto date.
Open the Command Prompt with admin rights again and give the below command.
Performing a clean boot may help you find the problem and easy the process of Windows 10 upgrade. Follow steps suggested by <> to perform clean boot.
UNINSTALL THIRD-PARTY APPS
If you are thinking any of your Application could causing the problem then install all the thrid party software you are suspecting on your device and try again to upgrade the PC.
All of the above are very helpful steps, anyone of the these will help you resolve your Windows update stuck issue.