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How To Fix A Stalled Windows 10 Update?

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, The computer stalls when it applies an update. This was not happening when I was using Windows 8, it started after I updated my computer to Windows 10. Any ideas?” – Erika L., Canada

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Windows 10 is being used by many people worldwide. Most users upgrade to Windows 10, while many install it using the Media Creation Tool. Almost 75 Million activations of Windows 10 were recorded by Microsoft in the first 30 days of its release.

Upgrading to a new operating system can have a few minor drawbacks. Windows 10 is a major release and upgrading to it can invite a few small issues. Don’t worry though, most of these issues are easy to fix. Issues like this are usually temporary.


A stalled Windows 10 update is not installing correctly.


Here are some ways to fix a stalled Windows 10 update.

Reset Windows Update Components

You can try resetting Windows update components to fix the problem. Microsoft provides a Fix it tool for this purpose on their own website. You can get it by clicking here.

Run the tool and follow the instructions to complete the process. Restart the computer, and, try upgrading to Windows 10 again.

Disable Your Antivirus Program

With any major Windows update there are some third-party software programs that don’t work as intended. This usually happens when the software is outdated. It can take some time for developers to get around issues and iron-out their product.

This issue is most common with Antivirus software. People have reported random restarts, stalled Windows updates, sleep, and hibernate issues due to anti-virus software. Make sure to disable the antivirus software before trying to apply the Windows update. You can also try updating the software or uninstalling it completely.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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