Best 2 Ways to Fix Windows 8.1 Update Stuck

Top 2 Free Ways to Fix Windows 8.1 Update Stuck

February 02, 2017 1:23 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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When you attempt to update your Windows system, your computer gets stuck during the process or sitting at a certain percentage value as the situation described below:

"I purchased a new hard drive. I installed Windows 8.1 on the new hard drive without any problems. The very first thing I tried to do on here is apply Windows Updates, but it just stuck at "checking for updates" even when I leave it on overnight. "

This guide will walk you through how to fix Windows 8.1 update when it gets stuck, please read on.

Method 1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter to Fix Windows 8.1 Update Stuck

When the Windows 8.1 update failed, the easiest and most direct way to fix Windows update stuck issue is using the Windows built-in troubleshooter. Although it's not always useful, it's worth a shot. First of all, you can click here to download the Windows Update Troubleshooter, then follow the steps below to fix windows update stuck.

This troubleshooter is available on Windows 7, 8, and 10. You'll find it in the same place on all modern versions of Windows.

  • Step 1: To run the troubleshooter, hit Start, search for "troubleshooting," and then run the selection that search comes up with.
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  • Step2: In the Control Panel list of troubleshooters, in the "System and Security" section, Click on "Fix problems with Windows Update" in the "System and Security" section of the Control Panel list.
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  • Step 3: In the Windows Update troubleshooting window, click "Advanced." then make sure that the "Apply repairs automatically" check box is enabled, hit "Run as administrator" and then click Next.
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Most of the time, the troubleshooter can successfully remove a stuck update. Go ahead and try running Windows Update again.

Method 2: Perform a System Restore to Fix Windows 8.1 Update Stuck

If you have previously created a system restore point, then you can perform a system restore to fix Windows 8.1 update, like it stuck at checking for updates. Here's how.

  • Step 1: Turn off your computer manually by pressing the power button.
  • Step 2: Start your computer by pressing the power button. At the logon screen, tap or click the power icon in the lower-right corner.
  • Step 3: Press the Shift key, and then tap or click Restart. On the Choose an option page, tap or click Troubleshoot, and then tap or click Advanced options.
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  • Step 4: Tap or click System Restore. The computer will restart to System Restore. Select your account to continue.

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  • Step 5: On the System Restore page, tap or click Next. When the restoration process is complete, tap or click Restart.

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