Windows 10: Windows Update loading forever

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  1.    23 Dec 2015 #11

    Sumitdhiman said: View Post
    Sorry Step 6 of option 1:
    6. To Use DISM /RestoreHealth /Source:wim Command

    You would use /Source with /RestoreHealth to specify the location of an install.wim file as the source of known good versions of files that can be used for the repair. This can take around 10-15 minutes up to a few hours to finish depending on the level of corruption. It will stay at 20% for a while before continuing.

    This can be useful if step 5 above was not able to repair the Windows image (component store).

    The install.wim file will be in the Sources folder of a mounted Windows 10 ISO (use ISO from OPTION ONE at link) file.

    If you have an install.esd file instead of install.wim, then you would need to use step 7 below instead.

    A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below you want to use, press Enter, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:Full Path to install.wim file:1


    (To prevent DISM from using Windows Update for online images)
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:Full Path to install.wim file:1 /limitaccess

    For example:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess

    Alright, so I have the install.esd file instead of install.wim, so I'm going to be using step 7. Which command would I use though (with or without /limitaccess)?
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  2.    23 Dec 2015 #12

    First give a try with /limitaccess then if it does not work, try without /limitaccess
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  3.    24 Dec 2015 #13

    Sumitdhiman said: View Post
    First give a try with /limitaccess then if it does not work, try without /limitaccess
    Tried both and I'm still getting the same error
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  4.    25 Dec 2015 #14

    Then you have 2 options left:
    • Do a system Restore and go back when your updates worked.
    • Do a repair install, which keeps everything and reinstalls Windows.

    I can provide you steps for the second one

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  5.    27 Dec 2015 #15

    Hey Smizack, I had the same problem and tried everything until the steps outlined here by Billion Debbarma fixed it

    Make sure you follow all the steps in the right order, restart and then try Win updates again.

    Also, when you try to stop msiserver it might already be not running, as it was for me. In that case, just move on to the next steps.
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  6.    29 Dec 2015 #16

    Hey Smizack, If you already tried the solutions above and none of it solved your problem (except restoring), please try enable all services in msconfig>services.

    btw, I also have the same problem and I also tried the solutions that were suggested above and all of it did not work then I remembered that I disabled some services in msconfig>services. After I enabling it, the windows update worked :)
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