How to Fix Windows 11 Update Stuck at 0% Downloading
If you are trying to update your Windows 10 to Windows 11, you may encounter a problem where the update gets stuck at 0% downloading and does not progress. This can be frustrating and prevent you from enjoying the new features and improvements of Windows 11. In this article, we will show you some possible solutions to fix this issue and resume the update process.
Method 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows Update Troubleshooter is a built-in tool that can help you diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update. To run it, follow these steps:
windows 11 stuck on 0 downloading
Open Settings and go to Update & Security.
Click on Troubleshoot on the left pane and then select Additional troubleshooters.
Find and click on Windows Update under Get up and running section and then click on Run the troubleshooter.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
Restart your computer and check if the update resumes.
Method 2: Reset Windows Update Components
Sometimes, the update may get stuck due to corrupted or damaged Windows Update components. To reset them, you need to stop some services, delete some files and folders, and then restart the services. To do this, follow these steps:
Open Command Prompt as an administrator. To do this, press Windows key + X and then select Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the menu.
Type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each command to stop the services:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each command to rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders:
ren C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\\Windows\\System32\\catroot2 Catroot2.old
Type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each command to restart the services:
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
Close Command Prompt and restart your computer.
Check if the update resumes.
Method 3: Use Windows 11 Installation Assistant or Media Creation Tool
If the above methods do not work, you can try using Windows 11 Installation Assistant or Media Creation Tool to download and install Windows 11 manually. These are official tools from Microsoft that can help you upgrade your PC to Windows 11 without waiting for the automatic update. To use them, follow these steps:
Download Windows 11 Installation Assistant or Media Creation Tool from here.
Run the downloaded file and accept the license terms.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade process.
Restart your computer and enjoy Windows 11.
Note: Before using these tools, make sure your PC meets all the Windows 11 requirements. You can also use a tool called WhyNotWin11 to check your PC's compatibility with Windows 11.
We hope this article helped you fix Windows 11 update stuck at 0% downloading issue. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. 06063cd7f5