What to do if your computer is stuck updating
If the latest updates to Windows Update are installed, the process should work better. Reboot your computer after you change this setting.Here are Microsoft’s official instructions for fixing the problem. After the computer restarts, you’ll need to manually download and install two updates for Windows 7.In the Control Panel list of troubleshooters, in the “System and Security” section, click “Fix problems with Windows Update.” In the Windows Update troubleshooting window, click “Advanced.” In the advanced settings, make sure that the “Apply repairs automatically” check box is enabled, click “Run as administrator” and then click Next.Giving the tool administrative privileges helps ensure that it can delete files in the download cache.At the Command Prompt, type the following command and then hit Enter to stop the Windows Update service. Microsoft has now provided official instructions about how to fix this problem.
Here’s what to do about five of the most commonly reported problems…Like other goods, digital content must be fit for a particular purpose as described by the seller.If it’s faulty you’re entitled to a repair or replacement.After the first update finishes installing, double-click the “KB3172605” update to install it second.
You’ll be asked to restart the computer as part of the installation process.
COMPUTER owners have been left fuming with Microsoft after a series of problems were reported with an update to its software.