A new OS comes with its own set of problems and bugs. While Windows 10 may not be the newest, a lot of new pestering bugs do show up once in a while. One of them is the windows 10 update keeps installing the same update again and again. This may happen if the update isn’t installed correctly the first time, or if your Windows Update settings can’t detect the update, corrupted update files, corrupted Windows update database, etc.
Fix Windows 10 Update loop
The Software Distribution folder is where all your automatic updates are stored. Sometimes some issues with this folder could cause various update errors, including the above-mentioned problem of constantly installing the same update. In order to solve that problem try to delete the Software Distribution folder and see if there are any changes.
But before you delete this folder you have to rename it first and determine if it’s safe to delete it. Renaming is probably the best way to see if you’ll have any problems with the folder, because it’s still here, only under the other name. When you make sure that there are no problems after you rename the folder, you can delete it.
Delete The Software Distribution Files
Software distribution folder related to windows update service so before delete first we need to stop the windows update service To do that press “Win + R,” type services.msc and press the Enter button.
The above action will open Windows Services. Here Scroll Down and look for the service Windows Update. Right-click on it and select properties then select the option “Stop” to stop the service.
After stopping the service, press “Win + E” to open the File Explorer and navigate to the following location. C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution” Once you are here, open the Download folder.
Select all the files and folders in it and then delete them by pressing the Delete key on your keyboard. Now, go back to the SoftwareDistribution folder and then open the “DeliveryOptimization” folder. Again, delete all the folders and files in this folder.
That’s it. Now Start your windows update service on services windows and Just restart your system, and you should no longer have a problem where Windows is installing an update over and over
Fix Using Windows Updates Troubleshooter
The easiest way to fix this problem is to use the Windows Updates Troubleshooter. Head over to the Microsoft support site and download the troubleshooter (direct download link). Once downloaded, open the destination folder and then execute the application.
Here on the home screen, click on the “Next” button to continue.
If the troubleshooter finds any problems with the updates. Then it will suggest you clear the database cache and re-download the updates. Click on the option “Apply this Fix” to continue. The above action should probably solve the problem. If not, re-run the application, and when you are at the above step, select the option “Skip this Fix” so that Windows can automatically apply other alternate fixes.
Once you are done, restart your system and you are good to go.
Repair Visual C++ 2012
If the above methods do not work then try to repair Visual C++ 2012
First Open Control Panel > Click on Programs > Click on Programs and features.
From the list of displayed programs, look for all the programs that contain Visual C++ 2012.
Now one by one, right-click on each of them and click Repair. After you’re done, Restart your computer.
That’s just about everything you need to do to get rid of this annoying windows 10 update installation problem. If it helped, do let us know in the comments below.