13 May 2016

Windows 10 installation - update hangs

During an upgrade to Windows 10 the process hung at the "Checking for updates" stage.

This is quite a common problem, here is how I got around it.

Once process has hung:

Do Start - All Programs - Accessories.

Right click on Command Prompt

Select "Run as Administrator".

When prompt appears, type

net stop wuauserv

then

net start wuauserv

The update should then proceed. Hopefully.