Follow the steps below:
- Type “services.msc” on keyboard in the search panel.
2. Open “services.msc” when the search results show up.
3. Now you will see all Windows services on your system.
4. Search for “Windows Update”
5. Right-click the “Windows Update” and then click Stop.
Clean the Windows Update temporary cache folder:
- Press Windows + R to launch the Run Command Box.
- Type “%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore” in Run Command Box and click OK.
- This will open Windows Explorer on the correct location.
- Delete all contents of this folder.
Restart the Windows Update Service again:
- Switch back to the windows Services.
- Locate Windows Update.
- Right-click on it and choose Start.
If the problem still persists, you can run the System File Checker (SFC) utility. This tool will check your filesystem.
- Search “cmd” in the search panel.
- Open Cmd by right-clicking it and selecting Run as administrator.
- Provide the password if prompted.
- A black window opens up.
- Type sfc/scannow and press Enter.
Come back to the black window after some time and check if the process is finished.
As soon as the SFC process is finished, restart your computer. After the restart, search for Updates again.