Windows 7 Updates Not Downloading Issue [Solved]

Windows 7 is an Operating System produced by Microsoft which we generally use for our Personal computer or laptops. There are so many computer users who loved this OS because of its easy UI and the key features. Microsoft released it in 2009 and then they bring some updates gradually into the market. Many people still choose to keep Windows 7 on their PC and they want to update their OS. However, sometimes users face a few problems at the time of Windows 7 update. One of the most common and critical problems is that Windows 7 Update Is Not Downloading. It’s just hanging on at 0% and after 20 or 30 minutes its still remain in 0%. That’s why in this article, we are going to tell you some tricks which will help to solve your Windows 7 Updates Not Downloading Issue.

Efficient Tricks To Fix Windows 7 Update Not Downloading Issue

If Windows 7 Update is not downloading properly, then you need to follow the methods described below to avoid the update problem.

Go With The Troubleshooter

In all OS there is an inbuilt Troubleshooter for fixing any problems of your PC. To open the Troubleshooter in Windows 7, go to the Start menu and just type ‘troubleshoot’ in the select box. You can see the ‘Troubleshooting’ option under the Control panel(12). Click on the Troubleshooting and select  ‘Fix problems with Windows Update’under ‘System and Security’ section.

It will open a Windows Update window, click on the Next button here. It will automatically fix the problem and then you can solve it by click on the fixes.

Update The Windows Update Agent

It is an inbuilt program which helps to determine what update is needed for the computer and download that from Microsoft. So, by updating or downloading this Update Agent you can update ypur Windows 7 OS.

At first, install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 before update the Windows Update Agent. Then go to the Microsoft support site and click on the ‘Stand-alone packages for Windows 7 SP1’ to expand it. Select the installation file which is suitable for your OS and download it. Open the file and follow the instruction to finish your installation and then reboot your computer.

Check Windows Update Service

If there is any problem with Windows update, then you should reset the Windows update service because this service enables users to use Windows Update.

Press Windows key + R button togetherly to open the Run dialog box. Type ‘services.msc’ and click on OK to open service window. Find Windows Update Service and click on it and then click on the Restart above the description at the left side.

It will take a few seconds. After that, close it. Check whether the Windows 7 update is now downloading or not. If not then go to the next method discussed below.

Download The Updates Manually

Manual update is usually less errorless but the process is a little bit complicated but it will end up with a fully updated PC.

Open Start menu and type ‘update’ in the select box. Then, click on the Windows update and open it. Select the Updates available and your system will fix ‘1 important update is available’. Now click on the Install updates.

Run A Clean Boot

If the problem still persists then you have to do a clean boot because maybe there are some application which can be interfering at the time of Windows update. After that, your system will start with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. To do this:

Press Windows logo key and R button together to open the Run dialog box. Type ‘msconfig’ and hit Enter. It will open a system configuration window.

In the system configuration window click on the ‘General’ tab and you will find the Selective startup option. Click on it and uncheck the Load startup items, just check only the Load system services. Then click on the OK button at the bottom.

Next, go to the service tab and check the box of ‘Hide all Microsoft services’. then click on the Disable all at the right end and then click on OK at the bottom.

Now, restart your computer and it will boot into a clean state. Check whether you can download Windows 7 update or not.

Disable The Windows Firewall

Sometimes Windows Firewall caused these issues and the only thing you need to do to fix the problem is to disable the Windows Firewall. So do this by following steps:

1. Click on the Start menu located at the bottom of your desktop. next type control panel in the box to open the control panel and change the View by option to Small icon under it.

2. Find Windows Defender Firewall option and click on it. Now click on ‘Turn off Windows Firewall’ next to the private and public network settings.

We hope that the methods listed above in this article will really help you to resolve the Windows 7 Updates Not downloading issues in your Windows 7 OS. In case you face any difficulty during follow our methods then leave us your comment. Feel free to query us, we will happy to solve your query. Stay connected with us to get more updates regarding Windows 7 OS issues.

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