Learn why Windows® 7 update gets stuck at 0%
Why Windows® 7 update gets stuck at 0%? Get tips to fix the issue
Windows based Operating Systems are some of the best in the world. They are used by millions of users because of their simplicity and user friendly features. Windows Operating Systems have another added advantage that they are light on system resources and even if users install and use very large applications, the performance of the system would not decrease. Windows based Operating Systems can be also updated. Updating the OS would remove any glitches within the OS and make the OS better in terms of efficiency and stability. If Windows OS is not able to update the system drivers installed on the system (when using the device manger), users can directly download the latest version drivers from the website of the manufacturer and then install them after removing the old drivers. There are many reasons as to why Windows update is stuck at 0% on your system. These include malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files on the OS, issues within the system registry, problems with network connection etc.
The following details mentioned below would give users more information and tips to fix Windows update stuck at 0% issue:
- Scan for malwares
- Check network connectivity
- Check active services
Scan for malwares
Malware infections within your system can cause Windows update to get stuck. Malware infections stop or freeze the update process so that users would not be able to complete the update process and remove security vulnerabilities through which other malwares can infect the system. Such problems can be solved by installing the system with a good malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes' Antimalware and removing all malwares from the system.
Check network connectivity
The Windows update getting stuck at 0% issue on your computer might be because of problems with the network connections used to download and install the updates. Users having Windows update stuck at 0% are suggested to check the network connections of the system whether they are working well. Users can modify the settings such as DNS server in use as errors within the DNS server provided by the default Internet Service Provider can cause such problems. Users should also ensure that the firewall is not blocking the update process and if any separate third party firewall softwares are installed, they should be disabled.
Problems with some of the active services that are running in the background of the system when Windows OS is being updated can cause the update to get stuck at 0%. The service might be network related and they might be consuming all of the bandwidth causing update to get stuck. Windows users facing update issues are suggested to check the active services on the system using task manager and terminate unwanted services. It is also recommended that users restart the update service to clear off errors and to get the update done without any issues.
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