Fix Windows Update Not Downloading Updates Guide


This article describes how to fix windows update not downloading updates . Follow the steps given below to resolve the issue. The erorr generally occurs while installing, updating, or while opening the particular application.

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Error Name:


Windows Update Not Downloading Updates

Error Type:

Hard

Resolution Time:

~56 minutes

Data Loss:

Potentially

Scope of Error:

System Level

Software:

Microsoft office 2016, 2013, 365, 2010 and others

Developer:

Microsoft Corporation

Views Today:

1144

KB ID:


32658


Operating System Information:

windows update not downloading updates error messages can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

    Windows 10

    Windows 8

    Windows 7

    Windows Vista

    Windows XP

    Windows ME

    Windows 2000


Affected Products:

    Microsoft Office 2016

    Microsoft office 365

    Microsoft office 2013

    Microsoft office 2010

    Microsoft Office 2007

    And others..



Symptom of error:

    Error message pops up "windows update not downloading updates"

    System Performance becomes slow/sluggish.

    System hangs from time to time.


Cause of Error:

Windows Update Not Downloading Updates can be caused due to various factors, it is important to pin point the exact error for permanent resolution.


Disclaimer

The steps given below need to be followed under supervision of a Technical Expert. If you need any assistance while following the steps, you can contact our 24×7 Technical Support.

How to Fix Windows Update Not Downloading Updates Guide.

Step 1: Check System for Corruption:

Repair System Files

1) Press Win + R

2) Type cmd and Press Enter.

3) Type "sfc/scannow" and press enter.

Note: You will need Admin previlage to run the command.

Step 2: Update to latest Windows KB

1) To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

2) Click the Start button.

3) Type "update" into the search box and hit ENTER.

4) The Windows Update dialog box will appear.

5) If updates are available, click the Install Updates button.

Step 3: Clean up Junk Files

1) Click Start

2) Go to All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

3) Click Disk Cleanup

4) Choose what type of files and folders to delete at the Files to delete section

5) Click OK

6) To delete system files that are no longer needed, click Clean up system files.You may be prompted by UAC (User Account Control) to confirm the action.

7) Click Delete Files.

In most cases windows update not downloading updates error should be resolved by now, if however the problem still persists please, get your system checked by an expert.


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