If this is the case, the service could have crashed. If the latest updates to Windows Update are installed, the process should work better. Hi Torsten, Thanks for your replay, is there any another way to this problem, the problem is with Windows 8. Some of us will want to keep the automatic downloads to be stopped so that we can install the updates manually when free — when we are not working on something urgent. Hi all, a tip for all of those having issues with Windows update, if you go to services.
According to Microsoft, this problem occurs because Windows Update itself needs an update, creating a bit of a catch-22. Most of the time, the troubleshooter can successfully remove a stuck update from the queue. In such cases one can disable the service completely by running below command. On the right side, double-click on Configure Automatic Updates and change its settings to suit your requirements. I just want it to run in the installed configuration and not experience any downtime or issues with updates.
Click the Uninstall updates link. What I mean with software part of the service is the following. This package includes updates released from February 2011 all the way to May 16, 2016. The failed updates don't show up on the list of optional updates so you can't deselect them. I was wondering what the security program is that you referenced? Here is solution which works in my environment: Go to Properties of that particular update, and increase the Max run time to 30 or 60 min. Deselect the Apply Repairs Automatically option. Every night it trys to install it.
Hope this will help you. Many websites, including SuperUser, recommend restarting the Windows Update service in order to fix. I just don't seem to have any of the problems other folks do with Windows Update and I have had that same question about once it gets started, how do you get rid of it for good and have never figured it out yet. Or, press the Windows logo key on your keyboard. Of course, Windows 10 will let you defer restart, but that is not enough because a download in the background might slow down your browsing in some cases.
Note: as of 5-17-17, Windows defender will no longer get virus updates unless this service is started. To turn it off, right-click on the process, click on Properties and select Disabled. Bill Hi , Did you mean to not to upgrade to Windows 10? Love the sound of silence This is a good short term few days fix but on Windows 10 home edition, update restarts itself after a few days. Same after stopping it via the command: net stop wuauserv. The company seems to have changed course slightly on a , revealed in the terms and conditions of the final version of Windows 10, which meant that users had to install every update that came along. Stopping through a cmd prompt running as admin does indeed stop the service. There were some exceptions, mostly for enterprise users.
There will be some personal information like System Name and User Name , and whatever appears to be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted information. In non-tech speak, Microsoft has a package on its Windows troubleshooter website which, when installed, gives the option to show, hide and skip both Windows updates and driver updates. Go ahead and try running Windows Update again. For video driver information, expand the Components, click Display, click Edit, Select All Ctrl-A , Copy Ctrl-C and then paste Ctrl-V the information back here. In the Services window, scroll down to Windows Update and turn off the Service. So you only need to put a valid user and then change the password of that user and voila! For me troubleshooting is often all about recreating the problem or breaking my system on purpose so I can actually see the problem and then learn how to fix it.
Thanks, this is great info and useful for preventing future unwanted updates. It will also begin combining previous updates into a monthly update rollup. Since then, an Intel graphics driver update pulled down by Windows Update keeps trying and failing to install. I have been trying to get Windows 10 to stop updating. Windows will find the cumulative update and install it for you.
Right click on the update and 'Hide update'. There will be much fewer updates to install via Windows Update after you install this, so the process should be much faster. Where a reboot would be required, the user might have to save his or her work and then reboot before going back to the work he or she was doing. Like a driver for your computer, a service is just a program that runs on your computer. None of the solutions I found work for Win7. Does anyone know how to do this? Having the ability to delete the corrupt files will break the failed update loop and will not effect updates that were already installed successfully. In addition, you'll learn the steps to prevent Windows from trying to install a problematic update.
If you don't want to use additional software, simply reboot the computer, and after a complete reboot, the first thing you want to do is stop that service, though rebooting may fix the issue you are trying to solve in the first place. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. And the update should be installed in order as described in the article Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Sometimes you might see ' Upgrade to Windows 10, version 1511, 10586' this was the latest build in February 2016 , alternatively it might just appear as 'Upgrade to Windows 10', if you see these updates too, right click on them too and hide them. How to fix failed Windows Updates in Windows 7 In this computer repair video, you will learn how to delete the Windows update download cache files in Window 7. I use a separate security program in conjunction with Windows firewall and find that there is absolutely no need to upload their security updates.