Windows 10: Windows Updates Taking Forever to Download

Discus and support Windows Updates Taking Forever to Download in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Is it just me, or are Windows 10 updates slowing down? Getting KB4051033 to download is like watching paint dry. I'm on a fibre network connection and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Gurn Blanston, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Windows Updates Taking Forever to Download


    Is it just me, or are Windows 10 updates slowing down? Getting KB4051033 to download is like watching paint dry. I'm on a fibre network connection and Win 7 updates download like lightning, but Win 10 updates take forever. I've been sitting at 9% for the past half hour.

    Has anyone else had this happen? If so, is there a reason? I'm just curious.

    :)
     
    Gurn Blanston, Dec 3, 2017
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  2. downloading is taking forever

    Hi,



    I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the inconvenience caused.



    Please answer the following got us to troubleshoot the issue better:



    1. Are you getting this error while trying to install the updates?

    2. Did you make any changes to the computer prior to the issue?



    This issue may arise when there are issues with the Windows update components. Try the following methods to fix the issue.



    Method 1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

    Try to run the Windows update troubleshooter, it will detect and resolve the most common issues with the Windows updates. To do so, follow the link below. You may also follow some other common solutions on the same articles.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-update-issues



    Method 2: Reset Windows Update components

    If the issue is with the Windows update components, this method will resolve the issue by repairing all the components associated with it. Click on the link below and follow the article on the same.



    How do I reset Windows Update Components?

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058



    To do so: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully.
    For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft
    Knowledge Base:


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756



    Hope this information was helpful. Please reply with the results. I will be glad to help you further.



    Thank you.
     
    Ruth Buruga, Dec 3, 2017
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    Windows 10 has been downloading in the background for over an hour. The circle just keep spinning.
     
    RuthKewitsch, Dec 3, 2017
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  4. Berton Win User

    Windows Updates Taking Forever to Download

    Have you tried downloading from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...date-kb4051033 ? Or on that page scroll to the bottom to find Windows Update Catalog to download the offline installer. Be sure to get either x86 [32-bit] or x64 [64-bit] depending upon what you are running.
     
    Berton, Dec 3, 2017
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  5. Bree New Member
    If you'd prefer to watch something happening, rather than the apparently stuck download percentage, then open Task Manager.

    You'll see that during the 'apparent' hangs there's actually a lot of CPU and 100% disk activity going on. Windows update seems to work by downloading in stages, processing what it has got so far before downloading some more. Windows update also has to work out what parts of the update you have already got, it will only download those parts that are new since your previous update. The percentage count is a bit misleading as it only appears to count how much has been downloaded, not the total work being done behind the scenes.
     
    Bree, Dec 3, 2017
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  6. I have not tried that. Thank you for the suggestion.

    You're right Bree. It certainly is misleading. I could certainly see disk activity, but I didn't realize what was actually going on behind the scenes. Apparently, I'm due for the FCU shortly. I think I'll see if there is an offline installer for that one. IIRC, my PC at work was out of commission for three hours when that one was applied by the normal WU procedure. (Unless it was a just a service pack and not the FCU, my memory is fuzzy. In any case it was three hours of lost productivity due to an unfortunate reboot.)
     
    Gurn Blanston, Dec 3, 2017
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  7. Bree New Member
    There is, you download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft then use that to 'make media for another PC'. You can make an ISO file or USB media. To upgrade you mount the ISO (or plug in the USB) then run the Setup.exe you'll find there from within your current Windows. It's how I've always upgraded my machines since 1511 - plus you get to keep the install media.

    *Arrow Download Windows 10 ISO File

    *Arrow Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
     
    Bree, Dec 3, 2017
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  8. Windows Updates Taking Forever to Download

    Thank you so much! *Smile
     
    Gurn Blanston, Apr 5, 2018
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