Windows 10: Updates wont download/install, occasionally causing huge CPU usage Solved

  1.    14 Feb 2017 #1

    Updates wont download/install, occasionally causing huge CPU usage

    I have been having an ongoing problem with Windows Update for the past few months. Updates sometimes just refuse to download, and get stuck at 0%. I have managed to fix this a few times by opening up a command prompt, and terminating windows update (net stop wuauserv), deleting the contents of "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download", re-starting and trying again..... however for the last week or so this has not helped.

    I have also noticed a couple times where my computer will be sitting idle at the desktop without any applications running, and my CPU usage will be at 40-50%. Upon examining Task Manager, all of the CPU usage is in "Service Host: Local Service", and by terminating windows update, the CPU drops back down to normal idle speed.

    I am running the free upgraded Windows 10, which I installed last summer over my Win 7 Home. It is not a clean install.

    Anyone have any advice on getting windows update to work properly? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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  2.    14 Feb 2017 #2

    Have you updated your BIOS and chipset driver?
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  3.    14 Feb 2017 #3

    I believe I have... Is there an easy way to check which version I'm using now?
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  4.    14 Feb 2017 #4

    BIOS and chipset are all the latest version, updates still won't download/install
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  5.    14 Feb 2017 #5

    After following all the steps in this thread, the update was successful. Marking as solved.
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