Windows 10: Windows Update Won't Work (Probably Fixed)

  1.    05 Apr 2017 #1

    Windows Update Won't Work


    So recently I wanted to download updates for my laptop, because last time I updated was last year. I am running Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and I don't have any antivirus. So I just downloaded Malwarebytes and Avast, because Windows Defender Definition update was stuck at 5% Then, when I installed it I get this: Updates are available. Downloading updates 0%. I ran windows update troubleshooter, and it gave me this error: Potential Windows Update Database error detected. It did't fix it, but everything else is good. It wanted to do some updates stuff when checking for updates, but when I select that, it doesn't do anything. I tried deleting SoftwareDistribution folder, but I can't do it, because Windows Update Service won't stop. I tried using Command Prompt in Admin mode to disable the services, but it still didn't work. What do I do?
    Last edited by TheStrangeTeste; 05 Apr 2017 at 07:05.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 Apr 2017 #2

    Fixed itself for random reason


    So I just tried using the windows update troubleshooter again after posting, and it started suddenly working. Even the database error got fixed, and now, windows update shows me failed updates and other stuff.
    EDIT: It broke again. It just stopped working. It is stuck at 9% at downloading KB4015438. What do I do?
    Last edited by TheStrangeTeste; 05 Apr 2017 at 07:04.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Apr 2017 #3

    Start fresh with a clean install of version 1703 (Creator's Update)?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 230
    Windows 10 pro on both
       07 Apr 2017 #4

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	update-fail.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	155.1 KB 
ID:	128743
    Well have been fighting a long battle i fixed silverlight but as you can see, i still have 2 updates that refuse to install, i have ran troubleshooter and so on, im refusing to do a clean "for now " and i see my Xbox app is broke i can't search for apps in start menu anymore so thx MS
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Apr 2017 #5

    Method 1. Reset your Windows 10 PC

    Navigate Start > Settings > Update and Security > Recovery > Reset this PC.
    Then Hit on the Get Started button just below the option to fix Windows 10 'Restoring your previous version of windows' stuck issue.

    Method 2. Perform a System Restore or Startup Repair

    1. Download Windows 10 media creation tool and create a Windows 10 installation media.
    2. Boot or start your computer from the Windows 10 installation media.
    2. In the Install Windows page, tap 'Repair your computer' to start the Windows Recovery Environment.
    3. In the Windows Recovery Environment, on the Choose an option screen, click 'Troubleshoot'.
    4. Click 'Advanced Options' and then click on 'System Restore' or 'Startup Repair'.

    Method 3. Scan for malware

    Malware often protects itself by blocking certain services, including Windows Update, System Restore, and your antivirus program. A good scan may help the problem. Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
windows update doesnt work in Windows Updates and Activation
windows is set to download new updates whenever they become available... but when i click search for updates it always finds some new updates... so i have to sit and download all the updates manually... please help
Solved Windows update dosen't work in Windows Updates and Activation
I have tried to find on google an answer to this error (0x80070006) on windows update. But nothing is working for me https://tpucdn.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/frown-v1.gif . I have tried following Windows 10 update troubleshooter all ok. net...
My Windows 10 Update System Does Not Work in Windows Updates and Activation
For about two days now my Windows 10 update setting does not work. I have never had problems ever before with getting updates but now when I go into settings and click on UPDATES and click on CHECK FOR UPDATES, nothing happens. Oh yeah the time...
Does windows 10 Nov update work better with Grub2 installed? When the original release came out, it did the upgrade but when almost completed it rolled back. The workaround I did, was to restore windows 7 boot using bootrec /fixboot and...
windows update will not work in Windows Updates and Activation
windows update service registration is missing or corrupt is what i get when i run fix-it from microsoft
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35.
Find Us