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Windows Updates Wont download

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#1 gibsgoinpro


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

Past month or so when I go to windows updates to download them, it will just say "downloading updates" at 0% and stay that way seemingly forever without downloading. I've tried to download like one at a time but it does the same thing and will not download.


What is really strange is that after a couple shutdowns of my computer, i've noticed that the bottom left corner "power" button will be red with "install updates and shutdown" indicator available. When I click that, it has downloaded anywhere from 1-3 of the close to 30 needed updates. It will not download them all. ALso, that "install and shutdown" button isn't available everytime.

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#2 lmacri


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:01 AM

Hi gibsgoinpro:


Please see the step-by-step instructions on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours in the MS Answers forum for a possible workaround.


It is critical that you terminate any automatic Windows Update sessions running in the background [Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended) and then re-boot] per STEP # 1 of the instructions before you begin installing any Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) speed up patches listed in STEP # 2 that are currently missing from your system.

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