[FIXED] Windows 10 Update Stuck Checking for Updates

Last Updated: 2022-04-29

Summary: The article below will show the efficient steps to fix Windows 10 update stuck checking for updates issue and backup important data with Bitwar Data Recovery Software.


Overview of Windows 10 Update Stuck at Checking for Updates

Microsoft always releases a different series of updates from time to time on Windows 7, 8, or 10. Then make sure you download and install the new update through Windows Update or Windows Installer, but sometimes users may face some technical issue where Windows update assistant are stuck when they are trying to check for updates.

The process stays at 0% or keep stuck at 99. Nothing will appear even after you wait for a few hours. When this issue happens, don’t worry, as the content below will teach you all the simple steps to fix the Windows 10 update stuck at checking for updates issue on your computer.

Gentle Advice: Whenever there are any Windows system failures, data errors, data losses during any Windows 10 updates, it is best for you to back up your data first to prevent any permanent data loss.
Other Windows System Help: Four Methods to Block Windows 10 Updates

Backup Data from Windows 10 with Data Recovery Tool

There are many choices to choose from the Internet, but Bitwar Data Recovery Software is the best software to back up your data on Windows or Mac operating systems. Moreover, it can back up all kinds of data such as photos, pdf, videos, AMV, documents, and others.

Step 1: Go to Bitwarsoft Download Center and download the software on your computer.

Step 2: Choose the desired partition from the list and click on Next.

main interface

Step 3: Select the Scan Mode and click Next.

scan mode

Step 4: Choose the file types you want to backup and click Next.

file types

Step 5: Preview the scan results and click the Recover button to backup the data on your computer.


TAKE NOTE: Backup the data on a new file location instead of the ORIGINAL partition to PREVENT DATA OVERWRITTEN!

How to Fix Windows 10 Install Stuck at Checking for Updates Issue

Part 1: Stop Windows Update Service

Step 1: Press Wins + S to open the Search menu and type in Command Prompt.

Step 2: Remember to launch the CMD as administrator.

Step 3: Type in the command: net stop wuauserv and press Enter to execute the command.

stop windows 10 service

Please wait patiently for the message: The windows update service was stopped successfully. Then carry on with the second part.

Part 2: Delete Folders

Step 1: Open File Explorer on your computer.

Step 2: Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete all the data in both DataStore and Download Folder.

Part 3: Clean Windows Update Cache files

Step 1: Back to Command prompt and type the command: cd /d %windir% or cd\windows.

Step 2: Type in rd /s SoftwareDistribution and select all the cache files in the folder.

Step 3: Click delete to remove the useless update cache files.

Tips: In case you can’t delete some of the cache files in the folder, you need to reboot your computer. Then follow the steps from part 1 again, this will help solve the issue.

Part 45: Start Windows Update Service

Step 1: Return to the Command prompt window.

Step 2: Type the new command: net start wuauserv and press Enter.

stop windows 10 service

Finish all the three parts above and reboot your computer again to check for the new Windows updates.

Update Windows 10 Now!

After rebooting your computer, you’ll find the Windows updates will run faster and smoother. Then all you need is to click the Ready to Install button to start the new installer and start the updates as soon as possible. Remember that if you faced any data loss through the process, you can use Bitwar Data Recovery Software to recover any lost data on your computer.

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