1. mj0's Avatar
    I've been having trouble with Windows Update recently:

    * Three updates were stuck on downloading at 0%
    * Rebooting the laptop resulted in it getting stuck at the "Getting things ready..." screen

    The fix was actually pretty simple:

    1. Reboot your computer
    2. Open Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\Software Distribution
    3. Open an elevated command prompt (Admin)
    4. Run these two commands:
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    5. Select all files in abovementioned folder and delete them
    6. Make sure to empty the trash afterwards
    7. Reboot and run Windows Update again

    That way I was able to fix my Windows Update process that has been stuck for more than a week now. It immediately found many more updates to install, downloaded them and installed them just fine.
    tonyr6 likes this.
    08-12-2015 03:37 AM
  2. mahesh nakka's Avatar
    Thanks dude able to fix the issue....
    08-12-2015 04:57 AM
  3. mj0's Avatar
    Well, for me it only for a couple of days. However, KB3074678 and KB3074686 have both showed up again and are once again stuck at 0% blocking all other updates. It's starting to get really annoying...
    08-16-2015 06:18 AM

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