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Windows 10 update KB5026361 failed to install, stuck downloading? Lets fix this

Windows 10 Won’t Install or Download Updates? Does the latest Windows 10 update KB5026361 fail to install with different error codes or is stuck checking for updates for hours? There are a number of causes that prevent Windows updates to download and install, such as a problem with network connection, that prevent Windows updates download from the Microsoft server, Antivirus software blocking system changes, or the update database getting corrupted. If you are also struggling with this problem here we have different solutions applied to install Windows updates without any problem.

Windows update failed to install

  • Start with basic Frist make sure that the time and date settings are correct on your PC/Laptop.
  • After verifying the date and time of your system, now try to turn off the third-party antivirus or firewall on your PC.
  • Disconnect or remove VPN if configured on your Laptop
  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection and most important have sufficient free disk space to download and install Windows update files.
  • Run System file checker Utility to make sure any corrupt missing system files not causing the issue.
  • Also, try to perform Clean Boot And Check for updates, this will help if a startup service conflict prevents Windows updates from being installed.

Run Windows update Troubleshooter

Run the Windows 10 inbuilt update troubleshooter and let Windows fix the problem itself.

  • Press Windows + I to open the settings app,
  • Then click on Update & Security and Troubleshoot
  • Click the additional troubleshooter link
  • Now, scroll down and locate the Windows update, and click on it.
  • Run the troubleshooter by clicking on “Run the troubleshooter”.
  • Click on Next and allow it to automatically detect issues and fix them.
  • When the troubleshooter finishes this process, Restart windows and check Windows updates download and install without any errors.

Windows update troubleshooter

Reset Windows update components

  • Press Windows + R, type services.msc and click ok to open Windows services.
  • Scroll down and look for a service named windows update,
  • Right-click on it and select Stop.
  • Do the same with Other services, BITS and Superfetch.

stop windows update service

  • Now navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\download.
  • Here delete everything inside the download folder,
  • you can press Ctrl + A to select all and press the del key

Delete windows update files

  • After that restart the services which you disabled before.
  • To do this again open Windows services, Right-click on the service name (BITs, Superfetch, windows update), and select start.
  • Once restart Windows and on the next login check for updates.
  • I hope this time you will get succeed, And there are no more Windows 10 update errors.

Manually install Windows updates

  • If none above solutions work for you, then simply visit the Microsoft catalog website here.
  • Search for and download the latest KB5026361 offline package.
  • Install the same and restart Windows to apply the updates.

Note: If you face an update installation stuck while checking Windows 10 feature update, We recommend using the official media creation tool to update the Windows 10 update smoothly.

If you are looking for Latest Windows 10 ISO you can get it from here.

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