Windows 8.1 wont update & download

  triflesterm 13:58 18 May 2017
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Hi

I haven't been able to download updates for the last 3 months.

Every time i try you see the down update bar appear as if its downloading for a split second, then it goes off and i'm just left with the downloading updates message, though it never downloads, no matter how long i leave it.

The update is only about 800mb, not sure whats preventing it from downloading, i have internet working fine.

Please Help.

  Forum Editor 18:29 18 May 2017

Moved to the Windows Help forum from Tech Helproom.

  Peter Ashley 19:20 18 May 2017

Hi there,

First I would try clearing the Windows cache: 1) Open a command prompt as Administrator and type 'net stop wuauserv' then press enter 2) Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete all the content within Download 3) Start the windows update service (within the command prompt 'net start wuauserv')

Update the client: click here might need to restart the machine.

You

  Peter Ashley 19:21 18 May 2017

Hi there,

First I would try clearing the Windows cache: 1) Open a command prompt as Administrator and type 'net stop wuauserv' then press enter 2) Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete all the content within Download 3) Start the windows update service (within the command prompt 'net start wuauserv')

Update the client: click here might need to restart the machine.

You

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