Windows Update Frozen

· Windows Scripts

One error which plagued a number of systems was a scenario where Windows Update would sit frozen and never install any updates. The screen would site at the following error message:

Checking for the latest updates for your computer…”

Place the code below in a *.CMD file and double click to repair Windows Update.

@ECHO OFF
REM This script corrects the "Checking for the latest updates for your computer..." frozen error on the
REM Windows Update website.
REM The error is probably from Image Creation while Automatic Updates are downloading.
REM Source: http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/12009443/m/181002193831
REM Additional Help: http://www.amset.info/windows/auto-updates.asp
ECHO Please make sure your browser is closed.
PAUSE
ECHO.
proxycfg -d
net stop wuauserv
RD /S /Q C:WINDOWSSoftwareDistribution
net start wuauserv
ECHO.
ECHO The Windows Update website should be working correctly now.
PAUSE
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