Close
Skip to content

21 Comments

  1. Gubi
    August 23, 2016 @ 1:35 pm

    Thanks it worked!

    Reply

  2. Eli-BOT
    October 11, 2016 @ 9:05 am

    I can not find the /WindowsUpdate/ folder. :( If you can help, thanks! :) If not thanks for the post, anyway. :)

    Reply

    • lakonst2012
      October 11, 2016 @ 9:40 am

      Eli-BOT: Have you tried the method 3?

      Reply

    • rebticker
      May 19, 2019 @ 9:09 am

      Export the Windows update "folder" from a good machine and import it into the machine without, Restart and try update again

      Reply

  3. Don Lund
    November 6, 2016 @ 4:09 pm

    Tried both options and did not work.

    In option 3 I could not delete or change the name of the Software Distribution File and it said I needed permission to do so.

    I did this with full Administration rights as I am the only user on this computer.

    Reply

    • Lakonst2013
      November 7, 2016 @ 11:18 am

      Don Lund: Start Windows in Safe Mode and then delete the folder.

      Reply

  4. JWx
    January 2, 2017 @ 5:21 am

    This so worked – it solved the issue of the hanging windows update. Two days of searching and trying, and then finally this. THANKS!

    Reply

  5. tigger
    March 18, 2017 @ 12:59 am

    Method 3 Worked- thanks

    Reply

  6. George
    March 28, 2018 @ 9:08 am

    Method 3 worked for me, thanks

    Reply

  7. Desmond
    August 25, 2018 @ 6:07 pm

    For method 3, do I need to restart the computer after Step 3, point 2? I'm stuck!

    Reply

    • Lakonst2013
      August 27, 2018 @ 11:09 am

      @Desmond: After deleting the "SoftwareDistribution" folder just start the "Windows Update" service and check and install updates.

      Reply

  8. Wesley
    October 31, 2018 @ 4:53 am

    continuously i used to read smaller articles that also clear their motive, and
    that is also happening with this post which I am reading
    here.

    convocational (Kari)

    Reply

  9. KEVIN
    March 10, 2019 @ 3:38 am

    WHAT DO YO KNOW IT WORKED, HO RAU ! METHOD #3, RUNNING WIN 7 PRO 64-BIT. I HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH MY 2ND COMPUTER, BUT NO ERROR CODE, JUST KEPT LOOKING FOR UPDATES TRIED ALL THE SELF HELP'S, NO HELP, WENT TO MS SUPPORT, THEY EVENTUALLY UNINSTALLED WIN 7 AND REINSTALLED, WORKS NOW, WHAT A PAIN IN THE _SS !!
    Thanks Much
    KEVIN

    Reply

  10. Ataberk Sürmel
    June 20, 2019 @ 8:37 pm

    I tried but non of them worked. Please help me. I can not start steam and I can not reach some sites. If anybody can help I would be realy happy.

    Reply

    • Lakonst2013
      June 22, 2019 @ 10:50 am

      Ataberk Sürmel: Follow the instructions in this article and inform me about the results.

      Reply

  11. Nafis
    July 13, 2019 @ 7:50 am

    Method 3'Worked for me,thanks

    Reply

  12. whabligone
    May 12, 2020 @ 5:53 pm

    thanks, method 2 worked. only, there was no WindowsUpdate key, so i created a new key, exit and restart. tried update and it worked.

    Reply

  13. Ryu-Ken
    May 18, 2020 @ 12:31 pm

    Hi it works for number 2, just delete it and reboot.
    Thanks a lot for your help

    Reply

  14. Saif
    September 13, 2020 @ 3:25 pm

    thanks method 3 worked sorry for comment

    Reply

  15. Ar Ohl
    January 16, 2021 @ 2:10 am

    OS – Windows 7 Prem — All 3 methods did not work
    Method 1 – Time and Date are correct

    Method 2 – For whatever reason, my PC don't have the WindowsUpdate Registry folder. This is the same for my Windows 7 Pro PC.

    Method 3 – It created a new SoftwareDistribution folder. Now, I have 2. The new one and the SoftwareDistributionOLD.

    Other ones I've tried:
    1 – Windows+S do not show my Windows Troubleshooter window
    2 – I finally found the Troubleshooter via Control Panel

    Troubleshooter said network connection issue but my Fast.com testing shows good and I've no issue googling.

    3 – I've downloaded other KB's but still no success, even with multiple restarts

    4 – Rerun Troubleshooter again, got same error report and rerun Windows Update but ot Green Flag as to no updates required???

    5 – PC sat for awhile and I noticed the update flag in the bottom corner, Now, I got over 150 important updates.

    Totally weird experiences. My IT guy can't explained it either.

    Reply

  16. Marek
    September 17, 2021 @ 2:31 pm

    ďakujem. pomohlo… :)

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

css.php