Windows 10 Update Not Completing

Do not recall exactly when it happened last time, but earlier this year my development computer running Windows 10 received a Windows update. The update was applied (as far as I could tell). From then on, when I would shutdown or restart my computer, I was asked to update and restart or update and shutdown. Something was not right. I do not recall what I did to get out of such state last time, but it worked.

A few days ago the restart issue repeated. Today I did a search using Google and found a page that suggested the following steps:

From a command prompt with administrator rights issue the following commands:

net stop wuauserv

net stop bits

Delete the contents of the following folder:

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

From a command prompt with administrator rights issue the following commands:

net start wuauserv

net start bits

As a side note, in general you stop services in the opposite order as you start them.

I do not recall the URL with the restart procedure because I spent some time restarting and shutting down my computer a few times in order to make sure all was back to normal. I should have written the URL down, but I did not.

If you have comments or questions regarding this or any other post in this blog, please leave me a comment.  I will reply as soon as possible.

Enjoy;

John

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