Computer stuck updating windows
Now let’s dive into method 1With growing volume of windows updates packages, the process of selecting the suitable package for your system can be very time-consuming for the windows update agent.
In fact, several people have reported that “Checking for updates” step toke them about an hour after which windows update started working properly and detected the packages required for your system.
If this method didn’t work try method 2Recently windows have released an update for its windows update agent which have a couple of bug fixes.
The download links for the same are given below You’ll see a MSU file in your downloads folder when it’s completed.
Before attempted fixes 13 updates were detected and I selected 11 to install ... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821 "Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness Tool" This is listed as the fix for error code 0X80070057. Although my system is 64 bits the listed requirements did not specify 32 bits.
So if you have not left the computer on “Checking for updates” stage for an hour I would suggest you try it out.
This will prevent the update from getting interrupted in between so we open the power options and make the necessary changes so that your system doesn’t go to sleep In Windows 7Also, if you are using a laptop or any battery-powered device make sure when you are putting your computer to update it’s connected to the power supply To make sure that DNS resolution happens properly we will flush the DNS settings.
This created a new Windows\Catroot2 folder and a new Windows\System32\Software Distribution folder ... auth=1 Installed the latest version of the Windows Update Agent. After applying this patch, check the updates manually.
auth=1 "Resetting the entire Windows Update Component manually" I did this using the command prompt as outlined in the article.