If the files are in use, and you are unable to delete some files, restart your device. Fix 3: Start the device in Safe Mode To perform a boot in safe mode you need to hold the power button for 5-10 seconds till the device turns off, then press back the power button and continue tapping on the F8 button. I've followed the instructions on the post. In fact it clearly states that this is an automatic process. Good call on disabling the Sophos services, then uninstalling. Also I suggest you can check your network and firewall.
Niel, oddly enough, I found bits and pieces of your methods in other places, but this was so helpful! Stage 3 started checking for updates, on my computer, and ran for 12 hours before I finally decided to kill the process. Rather than fix things in the opperating system, they create these fixing tools that you have to find and download. I have a Dv7 3188cl and I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Retail and I went into the programs and clicked windows update. If 2 try disabling the downlaod for that package if that option is present in the options section of UpdateGenerator. If you are happy with what your current windows 7 system has to offer and if it is working fine. The sequential manner, the links built right into your explainations. Guess this is the site and blog which helped me to get this issue fixed.
After trying all of the web-recommended fixes I could find, the problem was solved on mine using the following steps: 1. Free download this versatile program and follow the steps to fix Windows update stuck on checking for updates, downloading, searching or restarting completely. And yes, the offline update takes forever, just let it run. Since some of the updates take a while you can proceed with the fix if the screen is still for about 3 hours. Am trying to uninstall on a few machines, but not having much luck. It lets you fix the Windows updates which are stuck.
I did have a minor problem. But sometimes, when they try to install the patch during the shutdown or startup, the installation gets stuck or freezes and cannot finish in hours. The f keys do not work! The last few entries from WindowsUpdate. The first point to make is that interfering with updates that aren't actually stuck can cause a host of problems, so you want to make sure they really are stuck. I would greatly appreciate advice as to how to get Win 10 back installed on this laptop again.
Do you know of any way to get a list of all these and have them pre-downloaded and maybe on another drive somewhere to that I can more quickly reload with a reformat? I look at the time it often takes an experienced tech professional like myself to figure things out and then wonder how people with no experience using computers are ever supposed to figure things out. But it might not be just the Windows Update,. Press Ctrl+A to Select All and then Delete. What kind of machines are you having issues on? Then each of the three installed fine and the rest of the updates too. Now updating is back to normal.
You can either restart the device from the power button or use the reset switch. I run Kaspersky Total Security and Windows Update installed fine with it enabled the first time. The figure in your case could be 0%, 23%, 33%, or any other, but every time you try to download the updates, you find that they are stuck on that particular figure, even if you leave it for an hour or two. Fix 2: Restart You might have a message on screen mentioning do not turn off the computer, but if the Windows Update freezes there are no other options as the same screen would stay forever. Windows 10, in my opinion, functionality wise is a significant improvement over Windows 7. It may seem extreme, but you don't want to start meddling with these fundamental processes unless you really have to.
Eventually logs in after about an hour. Sometimes its the best option to get rid of any windows related problem. I went back to the manual file and clicked on it to install and this time it installed. I would not suggest an upgrade to windows 10. I was a bit hesitant at first, but your step by step instructions were easy to follow and the download proceeded smoothly.
This worked for me on one computer, but then on another one I had to turn the Windows Update service off first. Did you follow the article carefully, in order? Windows Update stuck downloading updates If your Windows Update is showing available updates and your computer starts downloading them, it may happen that at some point it just gets stuck and stops downloading. I do not understand that is necessary or not, but there are discussions on the forums for proper installatıon of that patch? Then turn it on again. Thanks again for what you did for me and others today. This is a very aggressive fix; in fact, the most aggressive that I know of. You can look at the update details and see how significant it is and decide if you really need it. Tried these methods and none actually worked.
Posted by on July 1, 2015 , in Category with Tags , Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub. If one doesn't seem to want to install, leave it until you are done and try installing it last. Prior to trying the four solutions listed here, I also tried downloading a stand-alone microsoft update for Windows 7 Update. I should have tried method 2 before resetting to factory settings. Pick a time and date, then complete the wizard to go back to how Windows was configured at that point and hopefully solve your update issues at the same time. In all seriousness, there is a special place in heaven for those people who understand computer problems and post clearly-written and understandable solutions to them in forums like these so that many others can benefit from their knowledge. Press and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds till the device turns off, and turn the device back on.
Sorry for that big post. You may click on the images to see their larger versions. This amazing software is designed to fix all kinds of Windows crashes and boost computer performance by a large margin. Anyone else had this this morning? Your directions did not give instructions. Once I reformatted I ran into the Windows Update issue where it keeps checking for updates.