In a dual core Celeron LGA this worked. This answer worked for me! My VM had two cores available, but even increasing it to 6 did not help at all.
Restarting the Windows Update service and then immediately installing this update worked great! This speeds up installation a lot.
The linked KB mentions specific problems that it fixes upgrade to Win10 and updates using SCCM but not the one that was asked for here.
I did it and two behaviours were observed: Both Windows were successfully updated after disabling IPv6. Just as a follow up - does this fix still appear to be working?
He restarted after making the change and then two hours later, his CPU spiked again. Hello RionWilliams, In my case for both virtual machines Windows 7 Professional this solution worked as described.
However, there are other solutions, see here please: We attempted both the IPv6 fix and several of those mentioned in the post you provided to no avail.
One of the problems that may be affecting other people is the type of virtual NIC involved: But, ran it again in W-7, and that was also fixed!
Unfortunately for me, the troubleshooting tool also spins forever. It gets stuck on "Resolving problems", and according to Task Manager, svchost is saturating one of my cores again.
What fixed it for me was KB High memory usage by the Svchost. Falls euch ein Fehlercode bei dem gescheiterten Windows-Update angezeigt wird, dann findet ihr hier Hilfe dazu: Windows Update Fehler beheben.
Alternativ installiert ihr Windows neu. Das ist aber die aufwendigste Variante, die man wohl gerne vermeidet. Schreibt uns bitte in die Kommentare, falls ihr Probleme hattet oder etwas nicht funktioniert hat.
Schreib es uns in die Kommentare oder teile den Artikel. Bilderstrecke starten 3 Bilder. If you are not able to delete the files they might be still in use.
In that case, you have to reboot your system, open the Software distribution folder by entering those commands and then delete the files.
Once all the files available in Software Distribution folder are deleted, you need to type the following commands in the command prompt and press Enter so that you can start the Windows update services again.
Once done successfully, you can now run Windows update on your computer and the updates will get installed successfully on your system. To make sure that all the updates are downloaded and installed properly in future check your internet connection and make sure all the update files which are downloaded are complete.
When you say delete all the files under C: Yes, you need to delete all the files and folders each and everything available at this location: This is also quite similar process with Windows 7, read here: After delete the folder, all the update history are gone.
And make the situation even worse. Not even detects what to update. If you have followed all the above-explained steps carefully then you will not get any issue.
One thing also keep in your mind, after entering the commands to start the Windows update services it will take some times.
Always check the windowsupdate. I just started an update at The whole time, until this very minute I was checking the log every so often, no errors, and continuous activity.
Thanks for this response sir. I think having to delete all the files mentioned above is a bit extreme for a visual bug which this turned out to be.
After opening the windowsupdate. Mine took a few hours as well. Similar for me using Windows 7 starter on a Samsung netbook c.
Then the same list of outstanding updates as before reappeared, but this time the updates started to download instead of being stuck on 0.
They were installed and so were subsequent updates. That you, Amit, immensely. I spoke too soon. The rest of Windows Update completed ok. I always say to people that after entering the commands to start the Windows update services it will take some times.
Thanks for the information. Microsoft should understand why no one wants to embrace Windows 10 if they continually fail to get small problems like this ironed out.
My SoftwareDistribtuion folder was 6. After I deleted the sub-folders and restarted the service, Windows recreated all the folders at about MB.
But right now after 6 hours and 40 min, the update is at 61 of 96 updated with 14 updates completed in the last 10 minutes and the folder is 2. I started the update at The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation.
To install the updates, an administrator should log on to this computer and Windows will prompt with further instructions: The log has not been updated for the past hour even though the installation is still proceeding nicely.
I then proceeded to open up the C: I was unable to delete certain files because they were either in use, or required Administrator privilege which was odd because I was logged in as Administrator.
In order to delete the remaining files, I restarted and went into Safe Mode. This time I was able to delete the remaining files. I restarted the computer in the normal mode and opened up the Services window again.
I then went to Windows Update. It finally worked for me after a few little set backs, but I managed to make Windows update work again. The wait was still a little unsettling but with patience, it should work for just about anybody.
The only solution that has reliably worked for me on 2 different machines is the following: Repeat steps 2, 5, and 6. In both cases,Windows update began working again and installed a few more updates to bring my machines up-to-date.
The original method has not worked for me. Hoping this is just a time consuming installation because the cursor is still blinking.
Just wanted to say that this article worked perfectly for me. I think it took something like 5 or 6 hours but it finally worked.
My Windows is now up to date and I know how to fix it in the future if it happens again, thank you Amit.