Windows 10: Windows update stuck at 99% after restore! (Help) Solved

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  1.    16 Dec 2017 #11

    somedude said: View Post
    Hey, I just came off from around a week of having the exact same problem as you guys; stuck at 99%, trying to restart for hours, then being forced to hard-reset. I didn't care a lot the first days, but I realized Windows was trying to install the update all day long, and it was sucking my laptop's battery pretty quickly.

    After following several tutorials, ultimately I just did three particular steps in order, and that was all it took to make it work. The computer then restarted to finish installing the updates, took a couple minutes and then it was all right. Hope it works for you.

    1) Stop the Windows Update process. I pressed the Windows Key, typed "services", clicked Enter. Then I looked for the process, right-clicked on it and stopped it.
    2) Then, I entirely deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows .
    3) Finally, I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update catalog website. You can click this link for the KB054517. Just double-check the exact version you need, depending on your computer and OS requirements. I needed the cumulative version for Windows 10 x64.
    There are versions for Windows Server, for x86 architecture, and updates that don't seem to be the cumulative version Windows Update was downloading. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you.

    Just registered here to try to help out in case you haven't tried these. Good luck.
    JUST THANK YOU! I created an account on that website just to say thank you. That update ruined my pc, i hat to reinstall windows 3 times and i spent a lot of times on it... It seems to work, at least the update is installed. Thanks again dude
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  2.    17 Dec 2017 #12

    somedude said: View Post
    Hey, I just came off from around a week of having the exact same problem as you guys; stuck at 99%, trying to restart for hours, then being forced to hard-reset. I didn't care a lot the first days, but I realized Windows was trying to install the update all day long, and it was sucking my laptop's battery pretty quickly.

    After following several tutorials, ultimately I just did three particular steps in order, and that was all it took to make it work. The computer then restarted to finish installing the updates, took a couple minutes and then it was all right. Hope it works for you.

    1) Stop the Windows Update process. I pressed the Windows Key, typed "services", clicked Enter. Then I looked for the process, right-clicked on it and stopped it.
    2) Then, I entirely deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows .
    3) Finally, I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update catalog website. You can click this link for the KB054517. Just double-check the exact version you need, depending on your computer and OS requirements. I needed the cumulative version for Windows 10 x64.
    There are versions for Windows Server, for x86 architecture, and updates that don't seem to be the cumulative version Windows Update was downloading. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you.

    Just registered here to try to help out in case you haven't tried these. Good luck.
    Thanks you're a life saver!

    I just restored windows via Flash Drive again after reading this post. After following your instructions, everything is good to go now and I can finally move forward setting up the rest of my apps etc! Problem solved.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 314
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       18 Dec 2017 #13

    Have you checked to see if that update is already installed, I have a few that windows has installed and it tried a few time to reinstall them. some has installed twice and there will be this beside it, (2)..
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    19 Dec 2017 #14

    MrHudson said: View Post
    Have you checked to see if that update is already installed, I have a few that windows has installed and it tried a few time to reinstall them. some has installed twice and there will be this beside it, (2)..
    As soon as I manually installed KB054517, I rebooted, checked update history and it was showing as installed. All other updates completed normal. Everything is still good to go as of this reply. Problem solved
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    19 Dec 2017 #15

    somedude said: View Post
    Hey, I just came off from around a week of having the exact same problem as you guys; stuck at 99%, trying to restart for hours, then being forced to hard-reset. I didn't care a lot the first days, but I realized Windows was trying to install the update all day long, and it was sucking my laptop's battery pretty quickly.

    After following several tutorials, ultimately I just did three particular steps in order, and that was all it took to make it work. The computer then restarted to finish installing the updates, took a couple minutes and then it was all right. Hope it works for you.

    1) Stop the Windows Update process. I pressed the Windows Key, typed "services", clicked Enter. Then I looked for the process, right-clicked on it and stopped it.
    2) Then, I entirely deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows .
    3) Finally, I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update catalog website. You can click this link for the KB054517. Just double-check the exact version you need, depending on your computer and OS requirements. I needed the cumulative version for Windows 10 x64.
    There are versions for Windows Server, for x86 architecture, and updates that don't seem to be the cumulative version Windows Update was downloading. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you.

    Just registered here to try to help out in case you haven't tried these. Good luck.
    tenforums website should be very grateful to people like "somedude" registering and spending their own precious time to help out dozens of others for free! I personally tried it today and it worked! I can say how grateful I am and many more people I assume for the effort you took. Thank you so much and know many are very grateful you took the time to register and help! thanks again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit
       21 Dec 2017 #16

    somedude said: View Post
    Hey, I just came off from around a week of having the exact same problem as you guys; stuck at 99%, trying to restart for hours, then being forced to hard-reset. I didn't care a lot the first days, but I realized Windows was trying to install the update all day long, and it was sucking my laptop's battery pretty quickly.

    After following several tutorials, ultimately I just did three particular steps in order, and that was all it took to make it work. The computer then restarted to finish installing the updates, took a couple minutes and then it was all right. Hope it works for you.

    1) Stop the Windows Update process. I pressed the Windows Key, typed "services", clicked Enter. Then I looked for the process, right-clicked on it and stopped it.
    2) Then, I entirely deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows .
    3) Finally, I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update catalog website. You can click this link for the KB054517. Just double-check the exact version you need, depending on your computer and OS requirements. I needed the cumulative version for Windows 10 x64.
    There are versions for Windows Server, for x86 architecture, and updates that don't seem to be the cumulative version Windows Update was downloading. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you.

    Just registered here to try to help out in case you haven't tried these. Good luck.
    Thank you so much. This solved my problem. You need to delete the SoftwareDistribution to perform that method. May God grants you wisdom more and more. Thank you again and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    25 Dec 2017 #17

    somedude said: View Post
    Hey, I just came off from around a week of having the exact same problem as you guys; stuck at 99%, trying to restart for hours, then being forced to hard-reset. I didn't care a lot the first days, but I realized Windows was trying to install the update all day long, and it was sucking my laptop's battery pretty quickly.

    After following several tutorials, ultimately I just did three particular steps in order, and that was all it took to make it work. The computer then restarted to finish installing the updates, took a couple minutes and then it was all right. Hope it works for you.

    1) Stop the Windows Update process. I pressed the Windows Key, typed "services", clicked Enter. Then I looked for the process, right-clicked on it and stopped it.
    2) Then, I entirely deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows .
    3) Finally, I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update catalog website. You can click this link for the KB054517. Just double-check the exact version you need, depending on your computer and OS requirements. I needed the cumulative version for Windows 10 x64.
    There are versions for Windows Server, for x86 architecture, and updates that don't seem to be the cumulative version Windows Update was downloading. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you.

    Just registered here to try to help out in case you haven't tried these. Good luck.
    Thank you so much!!!! Ive been struggling with this for days now. Ive been through multiple factory resets and disc scans and hours of waiting at «windows getting ready, dont turn off»

    FINALLYYYYY
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    25 Dec 2017 #18

    somedude said: View Post
    Hey, I just came off from around a week of having the exact same problem as you guys; stuck at 99%, trying to restart for hours, then being forced to hard-reset. I didn't care a lot the first days, but I realized Windows was trying to install the update all day long, and it was sucking my laptop's battery pretty quickly.

    After following several tutorials, ultimately I just did three particular steps in order, and that was all it took to make it work. The computer then restarted to finish installing the updates, took a couple minutes and then it was all right. Hope it works for you.

    1) Stop the Windows Update process. I pressed the Windows Key, typed "services", clicked Enter. Then I looked for the process, right-clicked on it and stopped it.
    2) Then, I entirely deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows .
    3) Finally, I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update catalog website. You can click this link for the KB054517. Just double-check the exact version you need, depending on your computer and OS requirements. I needed the cumulative version for Windows 10 x64.
    There are versions for Windows Server, for x86 architecture, and updates that don't seem to be the cumulative version Windows Update was downloading. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you.

    Just registered here to try to help out in case you haven't tried these. Good luck.
    Thank you somedude i have been having this problem for weeks several system restores and fresh installs later i found this forum post and your suggestion worked! I can not thank you enough because this problem basically made my PC unusable, so i wish you a happy holidays and yet again thank you so much.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    12 Jan 2018 #19

    somedude said: View Post
    Hey, I just came off from around a week of having the exact same problem as you guys; stuck at 99%, trying to restart for hours, then being forced to hard-reset. I didn't care a lot the first days, but I realized Windows was trying to install the update all day long, and it was sucking my laptop's battery pretty quickly.

    After following several tutorials, ultimately I just did three particular steps in order, and that was all it took to make it work. The computer then restarted to finish installing the updates, took a couple minutes and then it was all right. Hope it works for you.

    1) Stop the Windows Update process. I pressed the Windows Key, typed "services", clicked Enter. Then I looked for the process, right-clicked on it and stopped it.
    2) Then, I entirely deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows .
    3) Finally, I manually downloaded the update from the Microsoft Update catalog website. You can click this link for the KB054517. Just double-check the exact version you need, depending on your computer and OS requirements. I needed the cumulative version for Windows 10 x64.
    There are versions for Windows Server, for x86 architecture, and updates that don't seem to be the cumulative version Windows Update was downloading. Make sure you choose the one that's right for you.

    Just registered here to try to help out in case you haven't tried these. Good luck.
    This fix worked. However, there is also another fix according to Microsoft on January 3, 2018.

    Affects O/S: Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro (1709)

    Problem: Update KB4054517 gets stuck at 99% and fails installation. After restarting the computer, Windows will say “Getting Windows Ready, don’t turn off PC,” and can remain in that mode for 30 minutes to several hours. This restart time should only take a minute or less.

    Fix Option #1:



    Fix Option #2:

    • Stop the Windows Update Process. Type “Services” in the Windows Search Bar and open it up
    • Stop the Windows Update service
    • Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder located in C:\Windows
    • Download and install the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (e.g., x64 based Systems)

    • Restart the machine
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    4 Weeks Ago #20

    wow somedude... just wooww I lost everything on my gaming laptop... Not work thank god but just... wow... I searched all over the net for fixes to this 3 days now... just troubleshooting... wasting my free time on this bullshit... THANK YOU for your post... this should be windows official response... I cant believe what I went through during this torture... Bless you Sir...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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