After doing this for several minutes it tells me that it must restart and to click "Finish" to restart.
At these cases the easiest solution to resolve such problems is to delete the "Software Distribution" folder and let Windows recreate a new empty update store folder to download the updates. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows folder.
Below you can find detailed instructions on how to resolve Windows 10 Update Freezing issues. In some cases, the error "0x802402f" may appear after clicking the "Check for updates" option.
If so, log on as you normally would and let the updates continue to install successfully.**Note:** If your computer restarts after the Ctrl-Alt-Del, read the second *Note* in Step 2 below.
If nothing happens (most likely) then move on to Step 2.2.
On a Windows 10 based computer, the Windows Update process is stuck at the same percent number (e.g. The problem persists even after restarting the Windows Update service or the computer.
Windows Update problems, are common issues on Windows computers and at most cases occur because the update store folder (C:\Windows\Software Distribution") becomes corrupted, for several reasons.
There's an actual issue with Windows that can cause Windows Update installations to freeze like this but it's only applicable to Windows Vista and only if SP1 hasn't yet been installed.
If your computer fits that description, install Windows Vista SP1 or later or this update to solve the problem.**How To Fix a Stuck Windows Update Installation**1. In some situations, the Windows update(s) may be hung at a very particular part of the installation process and you could be presented with your Windows login screen after executing the Ctrl-Alt-Del keyboard command.
last package installed appears to be an apache module, but I didn't realize I had installed apache (possible a prerequisite for another package installed? I left it for about an hour hoping that it would progress but the bar never moved and last installed package hasn't changed. A way to stop the current process and force it to continue?