Windows Updates Stuck

Any reason why updates stuck on Downloading updates ... .. .

5 % complete .. for 10 + hours

on Windows 8.1 , 32 bit ..
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No reasons, no. Could be buggy behavior, could be connectivity problems (connecting to the update server).
Restart the computer and re-detect.
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
If problem continues then do the following:

1.  Stop BITS services (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)
2.  Stop WIndows Update Service
3.  Rename "C:\Windows\Software Distribution" to something else, ie "C:\Windows\Software Distribution - old"
4.  Restart the services stopped above
5.  Perform Windows Updates again

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
One way I use fairly successfully is to go to Windows Updates and turn them off. Restart the computer. Now go back to Windows Updates and turn ON. Updates should begin immediately is all else is working properly.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@mvalencia2003  - Thank you and I trust you have Windows Updates working again.
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