Next, you’ll need to delete the files in C:\Windows\Software Distribution. Go to the appropriate folder, select all of the files and press Delete. The following fix is available on numerous forums and websites, and one of our kind readers brought our attention to it with a comment below.
However, there may be an issue if that figure doesn’t shift overnight.To access System Restore, simply type System Restore into the search bar and select “Create a restore point”, which will take you to System Protection in the System Properties window.Sometimes, updates can be large and require a long time to download.If a particular update is stuck at, say, 75% for an hour or two – don’t panic.If this problem affects you, we've outlined some help below alongside solutions to the most common Windows Update problems.
Windows 10 is *meant* to work with every Windows 7 and 8.1-compatible PC, but owners of some early 2-in-1 PC's running Windows 8 had discovered that isn't the case.
In the lastest Windows 10 Creators Update (build 1703) installation on these machines fails.
If your 2-in-1 is affected, you'll see a message appear saying "Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC.
Also, I went through the security center as well but the system will not allow me to change it from off to on. Could not rename the folder but just went to CP and disabled automatic updates then re-enabled them. I spent 1.5 hours with Microsoft and another 2 hours on the web trying to fix this XP update problem.
Can you explain why its doing this and tell me how to fix the problem? After I fought the problem for MONTHS, Arun Soman's solution finally solved my problem. My computer wouldn't let me rename the C:\Windows\Software Distribution folder (due to the Reporting file being in use) and so I created a new folder (named "Software Distribution NEW") and cut and pasted all of the files (except the Reporting file) from \Software Distribution into it. I have had nothing but trouble with Windows Update. Your amazing and brilliant solution had me fixed in less than 5 minutes.
Arun's little trick has very noticeably speeded up my Windows Explorer opening and other tasks on my computer. Thanks you times 10 for your insight and for posting this solution!!!!