Windows 10 update stuck

How to Fix Windows 10 Update Stuck or Freeze?

Updating a device on a timely basis is necessary if you want to have a smoother experience with your PC. To accomplish this task, most of the users prefer to opt for automatic updates, and for this purpose, they may use Windows 10 update assistant. However, many users prefer downloading and installing updates manually.

Unfortunately, some of the Windows 10 users have come across a situation where their Windows 10 update got stuck at a certain level. No matter what the reason behind it was but they found it difficult to download the updates on their devices. Every now and then, they came up with a scenario where they see Windows 10 update stuck at 99 or 100 percent.

Well, there could be nothing more annoying than this. That too, when you don’t know how to get rid of this issue. Therefore, to help you in this scenario, I have listed down some common ways to get rid of the issue at the earliest.

Ways to fix stuck/freeze Windows update

Temporarily disable third-party antivirus As we all know that, Windows 10 has an in-built antivirus program a.k.a. Windows Defender, but still many users deploy third-party antivirus on their device which further creates update problems. On the other hand, if you disable this antivirus temporarily and then try to proceed further with the download, then hopefully, you’ll be able to install the updates.

Remove peripheral devices, if there are any

In case you have attached any peripheral devices such as a USB, printer, or scanner, then it may cause problems while you are trying to install any updates on your device. Just in case it works, there is no harm in trying to detach the peripheral devices. Once you are done with installing the updates, you can further plug them back.

Re-establish the connection

In certain odd scenarios, some users found this helpful. At times, the connection is not so stable or is more stable than necessary. Thus, if the above two methods failed for some reason, you must try to disabling and enabling the internet connection. This method might not work for some but will definitely work for others. In case you are using a wired connection, then you need to unplug the Ethernet cable and plug it back in again after waiting for some time.

Restart Windows Update service

  1. Open the Windows Search bar and type services in it.
  2. Then, you need to open the ‘Services’ tab from the search result.
  3. Here, you have to scroll down and find ‘Windows Update service’.
  4. Right-click on it and then select ‘Stop’.
  5. Further, right-click on it again and select ‘Start’.
  6. This will resolve the issue with the update program.
  7. And, the installation of updates will go smoother.

If the solutions given above fail to help you and you’re still not able to download or install the updates on your Windows 10 device, then you must check the minimum system requirements for the update version you are trying to download. Most of the time, these updates are hard to download because of the insufficient storage space on your device.

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