Tech Support: How to Fix Windows 10 KB3197954 Update Stuck

Updated by Jean on Dec 29, 2022
  | Computer Instruction

Windows launched the latest cumulative update KB3197954, on October 27, 2016, which includes new system functions and system quality improvement solutions. However, some users reported that they encountered difficulties in updating the system - Windows 10 KB3197954 update was stuck.

windows update stuck

These users have tried many steps, but they haven't solved the problem. KB3197954 still fails to install, which makes them very frustrated. This article will provide the most comprehensive solutions to help you fix Windows 10 KB3197954 update stuck. These methods are applicable to all Windows 10 cumulative updates.

You can also read these posts about Windows Cumulative Updates:

Why is Windows 10 KB3197954 Update Stuck

Windows 10 cumulative updates can repair system errors and improve system functions. Regular system updates can maximize the security of your device. However, although Windows provides automatic updates, it is easy to make mistakes.

If you cannot successfully install the latest version of Windows 10, the computer may crash, the screen may be blank, or you may receive an unknown error code.

There are three possible reasons for Windows 10 KB3197954 Update Stuck.

  • Network failure or unstable Internet connection
  • System files are corrupted
  • Computer disk space is insufficient

Before fixing the problem, please make sure that none of the above 3 things happen to your device. If the KB3197954 still cannot be installed normally after eliminating the problem, the following fixes can help you quickly solve the Windows 10 update issue.

5 Ways to Fix Windows 10 KB3197954 Update Stuck

  1. Solution 1. Give More Time
  2. Solution 2. Use the Windows Troubleshooter
  3. Solution 3. Check Windows Update Services
  4. Solution 4. Run SFC and DISM
  5. Solution 5. Manually download Windows 10 Cumulative Update ISO

Solution 1. Give More Time

Windows Update may not be stuck. If the update package is too large or your computer is older, Windows may take several hours to download and install the update. Please shut down antivirus software and any VPN app and wait patiently for a longer time.

If you still find that the Windows 10 KB3197954 update stuck after several hours, you can use the Windows Update Troubleshooter to help you solve this problem.

Solution 2. Use the Windows Troubleshooter

If you have problems with Windows Update, Update Troubleshooter can be the helper. Here are the specific steps.

Step 1. Enter "Troubleshooter" in the Windows search box and open the tool window

Step 2. Select the "Additional troubleshooters" option

use windows troubleshooter

Step 3. Choose Windows Update and click "Run the troubleshooter"

run the troubleshooter

When the troubleshooter is finished, restart your computer and install the update again to check if the problem is resolved.

Solution 3. Check Windows Update Services

If Windows 10 KB3197954 Update stuck, you can use the Service console to start the process with great ease.

Step 1. Enter "Services" in the Windows search box and open the tool window

open services app

Step 2. Select Windows Update service and double-click it

Step 3. If the Startup status lists Stopped, click Start on the pop-up window and hit OK

click start and hit ok

Solution 4. Run SFC and DISM

System File Checker is a good tool in Windows that can check for system problems on your computer. 

Let's follow the simple steps below to run it.

Step 1. Type "Command Prompt" in the Windows search box and open it

Step 2. Copy and enter: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth in the window and then press Enter

run dism

Step 3. After the operation is completed successfully, enter: sfc /scannow and press Enter.

run sfc

Step 4. When Verification is 100% complete, please enter exit

Solution 5. Manually download Windows 10 Cumulative Update ISO

If you have tried all the above 4 methods, but they do not work, you need to manually download the Windows 10 cumulative update ISO and install it on your computer.

Step 1. Navigate to the Microsoft Update Catalog website

Step 2. Enter the KB version number on the search box

search kb

Step 3. Hit search now and you can find the right version

Step 4. Now download it to your PC

How to Prevent Windows 10 Cumulative Update Failure

As mentioned earlier, Windows 10 cumulative updates are very important, but some users always encounter problems, such as Windows 10 KB3197954 Update stuck. In order to avoid the data risk caused by the sudden crash of your computer, it is very important to create a system image backup. In this regard, EaseUS Todo Backup Home is one of the best professional Backup software.

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EaseUS Todo Backup Home can automatically back up your system, files, disks, or data, helping you prevent data corruption caused by system update errors. 

It also provides 250 GB of free cloud space for all users, which supports you in storing the backed-up data in the cloud space to avoid the problem of insufficient computer memory. If you want to do Windows system image recovery or system restore, EaseUS Todo Backup Home is your best helper.

Here is the system backup tutorial.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "Create Backup" on the home page, click "Select backup contents".

create system backup step1

Step 2. Among the four available categories, click "OS" to start back up.

create system backup step2

Step 3. The system partition will be automatically selected, you only need to select the location.

create system backup step3

Step 4. Local Drive, Cloud, and NAS are available for you to save the backup file. You can also connect an external hard drive to preserve the system backup files.

create system backup step5

Step 5. You can customize the settings in "Options" at the left bottom. After that, click "Backup Now", and the process will begin.

create system backup step 5

*After finishing the backup process, you can check the backup status, recover, open, or delete the backup by right-clicking the backup task on the left.

Conclusion

This article describes five ways to fix Windows 10 KB3197954 update stuck. These fixes apply to all Windows 10/11 cumulative updates. It is worth noting that there are always many errors in Windows Update, so you'd better use the professional backup software EaseUS Todo Backup Home to regularly back up your system to avoid any loss.

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FAQs

1. What do I do if my Windows 10 update is stuck?

Here are 5 simple ways you can do if your Windows 10 update is stuck.

Method 1. Shut down antivirus software and any VPN app and restart the update

Method 2. Use the Windows Troubleshooter

Method 3. Check Windows Update Services

Method 4. Run SFC and DISM

Method 5. Manually download Windows 10 Cumulative Update ISO

2. Can you cancel a Windows 10 update in progress?

Yes, I can cancel a Windows 10 update in progress. Here is the tutorial for you.

Step 1. Enter Services in the Windows search box

Step 2. Right-click the Services app icon and select Run as Administrator

Step 3. Find the Windows Update option on the pop-up window

Step 4. Right-click this option and hit Stop

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