How to Fix Windows Update Stuck at 0% Error


Updating Windows system is quite important thing to do. It will patch the bugs happen on your computer. It also brings some new features that are useful for you. However, we got some reports from the Windows users that saying they stuck at 0KB while trying to update the Windows. If this error happens to you as well, no worries! We have the solutions to fix Windows update stuck at 0%. The solutions can be applied on Windows 10, 8, and 7.


How to Fix Windows Update Stuck at 0KB 0% Error

Solution 1: Do Nothing

Yes. You just need to wait and be patient. Then you would see the download  jump up to a high percentage. The reason why this happens is unknown. But many Windows users who encountered this problem like you got rid of it in this way. Wait for several hours. It may work like a charm for you.


Solution 2: Disable All Non-Microsoft Services

This simple solution has worked for many people. Try it. It may fix your problem too.

Follow these steps.

1. Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time. A Run dialog box will open.

2. Type msconfig in the run box and click on OK button.

3. Click the Services tab and check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services.

4. Click Disable all button and click OK button.

5. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

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6. Launch Windows Update and download the updates again.

Tip: After downloading the updates, open System Configuration dialog box and enable all disabled services.

Uncheck the box next to Hide all Microsoft services and click Enable all button. Then click OK button.

Solution 3: Temporarily Turn Off Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall may block the download. Turn off Windows Firewall and see if it works for you.

Follow these steps to turn off Windows Firewall.

1. Open Control Panel.

2. View by Small icons and click on Windows Firewall.


3. In left  pane, select Turn Windows Firewall on or off.

4. Select Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended). Then click OK button.
Tip: You can turn it on again after Windows updates are done.

5. Download Windows Updates again.

Solution 4: Use Anti-virus Software to Scan Your Computer

The problem could be of Trojans. If you have installed anti-virus software on your computer, use it to scan your computer to detect any possible virus.

Solution 5: Stop and Restart Windows Update Service

Follow these steps:

1. Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time. A Run dialog box will open.

2. Type services.msc in the run box and click OK button.

3. Find Windows Update service. Right-click on it and click Stop on the context menu.

4. Open C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution and delete all contents there.

5. Restart Windows Update service. Right-click on Windows Update service and click Start.

6. Download the updates again.



Hope the solutions here will fix your Windows Update stuck at 0KB 0% problem. If you find a useful solution not mentioned in this post, welcome to share it here.

Thank you for reading, Folks!