How to Fix Windows 10 Update Takes Forever?

Microsoft frequently launches its updates to repair bugs and include new features. While updating should improve the PC performance and stability, but the slow process of Windows Update can be annoying and frustrating. Many Windows 10 users face this issue, and if you are one of them, follow this article.

Run Update Troubleshooter

  1. You have to hit on the Windows key over the keyboard.
  2. After that, select the Settings option.
  3. Then go to the ‘Update and Security’ option.
  4. Thereafter, click on the Troubleshoot option. Then choose the ‘Windows Update’ then select ‘Run the troubleshooter.’
  5. Finally, pursue the on-screen steps to solve the issue.

Turn off Third-Party Startups

  1. Hold the ‘Ctrl + Shift + Esc’ keys altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Task Manager.
  2. Thereafter, select the Startup section and reach the program you would like to stop it then right-click on it through launch on startup.
  3. Then choose the Disable option.

Reboot the Windows Update Service

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.
  2. Thereafter, input ‘service.msc’ into it and hit the Enter key over the keyboard.
  3. Later, go to the Windows Update option and right-click on it, then choose the Restart button.
  4. Now, reboot the system to check the problem.

Run SFC

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.
  2. Then insert ‘cmd’ into it and hit the Enter key to invoke the Command Prompt.
  3. After that, input ‘sfc.exe /scannow’ into it and hit the Enter button over the keyboard.

Run DISM

  1. Hold the Windows and R keys altogether over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.
  2. Thereafter, input ‘cmd’ into it and select the OK button to launch the Command Prompt.
  3. You should insert ‘dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup’ into it and hit the Enter button over the keyboard.
  4. Then input ‘dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth’ into it and select the OK button.
  5. Finally, run a Windows Update to check whether this solved the issue or not.

Hopefully, by following the steps mentioned above you will be able to install the Windows updates in no time.

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