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Resolve Windows Update Stuck at 0%


  1. Stop Windows Update Services → (Go to run → services.msc → Windows Update)

2. Ensure Firewall is running, else start the Windows Firewall services (Go to run → Services.msc → Windows Firewall)

3. Ensure Proxy is set. You can set the proxy by using the following command.

netsh winhttp set proxy "<proxy-url>"  bypass-list= "<bypass-IP>"

Alternatively, you can set the proxy in IE and do the following.

netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie

4. Clear the data under C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution or you can rename the folder to SoftwareDistribution.old

5. Start Windows Update Services (Same as Step 1)

6. Resume Windows Update.



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Arun Kumar

Cloud Architect | AWS, GCP, Azure, Python, Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible