Windows Updates Slow to Install/Download
I recently had a problem with a Windows 7 Ultimate VM having issues updating, taking hours to fetch and install. This process should not take that long. These are the steps I took to resolve the slow Windows Update problem I had.
Clear the local Windows Update Cache¶
- Open a as an Administrator.
- Run the following commands to stop the windows update service and clear the update cache:
net stop wuauserv net stop bits rd /s /q %windir%\softwaredistribution net start bits net start wuauserv wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow
- Download and install the KB3102810 package for your system.
- Reboot the system and run .