Windows 10: Checking for updates taking ages

Discus and support Checking for updates taking ages in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Win 10 machine. Got it yesterday, it was checking for updates fine last night. In this evening and I thought I'd do a manual check but it's been... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Scottyboy99, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Checking for updates taking ages


    Win 10 machine. Got it yesterday, it was checking for updates fine last night. In this evening and I thought I'd do a manual check but it's been running as checking for updates about 15 mins now. Is this normal. There is no way to cancel the check and kick it back off acain

    :)
     
    Scottyboy99, Oct 29, 2015
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  2. Update taking ages

    I'm not happy with the amount of time the 'Anniversary Update' has taken to install. Percentage count up and accompanying annoying spinning dots repeated four times over three hours. Had to reinstall this update due to a corrupt file in the previous one.



    Pretty rubbish really.

    The dots are still spinning by the way.
     
    Mike Reynard, Oct 29, 2015
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  3. Windows phone

    Windows preview for 8.1 update 1. in the update phone menu it just keeps saying checking for updates it dont seem to be doing anything its taking ages
     
    MorganRich-Drury, Oct 29, 2015
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  4. Nubble Win User

    Checking for updates taking ages

    Yes, it's normal. Well, it is for me at times. Usually when it runs that long it will eventually timeout with an error code. Speculation is that MS servers are busy or there are other network anomalies. I usually have to wait a few hours and then the updates run as you would expect. I often use Resource Manager to see if Windows Update (svchost - netsvcs) has any network activity.
     
    Nubble, Oct 29, 2015
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  5. My Windows 10 update got stuck this afternoon while downloading/installing, i did the following to reset Windows Update;

    Open a CMD prompt with administrator privileges

    Use the commands below to stop the update service:

    Now got to 'C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution' and delete all files within this folder.

    Now use the following commands to start the update service again;

    Reboot your PC and search for new updates.

    My Windows Update immediately found updates and installed them without any problem Checking for updates taking ages :)
     
    NickyNails, Oct 30, 2015
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  6. You could download my file and run it as admin, it will do what is said above, just a little easier. *Nerd
     
    TairikuOkami, Oct 30, 2015
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  7. Nice! I'm going to grab this aswell Checking for updates taking ages :)
     
    NickyNails, Oct 30, 2015
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  8. gayer14 Win User

    Checking for updates taking ages

    I tried to download your little file but was refused for 'invalid user name or password?
     
    gayer14, Apr 5, 2018
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