What to do if Windows standalone updater gets stuck

Windows 10 has long allowed its users to download and install individual update packages.

Although this is a great feature that many users like, it can be a bit tricky to use at times.

Contents index

  • Windows Standalone Updater is Stuck: How can I fix it?
    • Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
    • Reset BITS
    • Reset other update services
    • Antivirus interference

Windows Standalone Updater is Stuck: How can I fix it?

We have compiled a list of several steps that you can take to fix this problem. We hope that after using one or more of these methods, you can freely make any changes you want to your updates.

  1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Sometimes the most obvious solution is the correct one. If the Windows Update Service seems to hang at some point, just try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

To do this, you can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Open Windows Update Settings
  2. From the left side, open the Update Troubleshooter
  3. Select Windows Update and wait to see if you find the problem.
  1. Reset BITS

Sometimes old updates can prevent you from installing new updates. Resetting the update services might help you resolve this problem.

To do this, you can try the following steps:

  1. Press Windows key + R, type services.msc and press Enter
  2. Find Background Intelligent Transfer Service and check if the state is set to run
  3. If it’s blank, right click and press Start
  4. Right click again, but this time select Properties
  5. In the Recovery section, check that First and Second failure are set to Reboot device

After following these steps, you can be sure that the service is working and you can try installing the update again.

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  1. Reset other update services

If restarting the BITS service did not work for you, it is possible that another update service is interfering with your update.

We know it can be frustrating to encounter unexpected errors in your work, so we have a solution that we hope will fix your upgrade problem:

  1. Press Windows Key , then type at the command prompt
  2. Right click on the icon and select run as administrator
  3. In the window that will appear below, you will need to paste all of the following commands at once:

net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver

ren C: WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C: WindowsSystem32catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

network start bits

net start msiserver

After the process is complete, close the command prompt by typing Exit and then pressing Enter.

Now check if Windows Standalone Update is fully functional now.

  1. Antivirus interference

Sometimes your security software may be preventing you from running certain updates. Although no pop-ups or alerts are displayed, some antivirus solutions may interrupt the update process.

To make sure this is not the case, disable any third-party antivirus software.

It is advisable that you reactivate your antivirus as soon as you are sure that it is not the culprot, or as soon as you manage to install the problematic update.

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