Giving the tool administrative privileges helps ensure that it can delete files in the download cache.The troubleshooter works through its process and then lets you know whether it could identify and fix the problem.
So before you tinker, and if it’s possible to be without your PC for a while, then it’s certainly worth letting it plod along for a while to see if this clears the problem.
Another issue could be that of your internet connection.
The last time updates were installed says March 17 (failed).
The update history shows that one update failed for March 17, a printer driver update, but the history shows 13 failed updates for Feb 17. Stop wuauserv (Windows Update Service), delete \Windows\Windows Update.log, start service, check for update and check Windows
Depending on what is being done to the system this could take a few hours.
It’s not the normal amount of time, granted, but it does happen.
This problem has been bugging a lot of Windows 7 users for a very long time, and we are still hearing complaints about Microsoft not solving it today:” I cannot go pass the Checking for updates window and go into the Downloading updates part.” In this case, it becomes impossible to update the newly released update packs or patches from Windows, which could be a severe risk if the released pack is vital to certain bugs.
If this is bothering you too, follow instructions below to see if they can help you solve it: 3.
When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts like it is checking, but it seems to say that for hours.
If I attempt to restart the windows update service, it seems to never be able to shut down.
There is a way to get around this particular feature though, which you’ll find in our How to Stop Windows 10 updates guide.