Fix: Windows 10 Update Stuck Checking for Updates

Updated by Daisy on Sep 22, 2022
Written by Roxanne
  | Computer Instruction

About Windows 10 update stuck at Checking for updates issue

Now, Microsoft is releasing a series of updates for Windows 10 and users can easily download and install the new build via Windows Update or Windows installer. But sometimes, things don't quite work the way it was intended. Many users reporting that they fail to download and install Windows 10 update because it stuck at checking for updates. The process always stays at 0% and never moved on. 

Windows 10 update stuck at Checking for updates issue

Have you ever encountered a similar problem while trying to get the new Windows 10 update? Don't worry! This page shows you how to fix Windows 10 update stuck at checking for updates issue in three simple steps. 


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Steps to fix Windows 10 install stuck at checking for updates issue

Step 1. Stop windows update service

  • Go to Start – All Programs – Accessories – right click on Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator"
  • Type net stop wuauserv to stop windows update service.
  • Wait till you get : The windows update service was stopped successfully. Don't close the Command prompt window, you will need it later.

Step 2. Delete two folders

Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all files in "DataStore" and "Download" folder.

Step 3. Start windows update service

In the Command prompt window, type net start wuauserv to start windows update service. 

After finishing all the three steps, you can restart your computer and try to get the new Windows 10 update. You'll find the install window will complete getting updates very fast and after the window will change to Ready to install.  Press install and from now on the installer won't get stuck at checking for updates and work fine.

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