Please let me know if you've had success escaping a hung Windows update installation using a method I don't have included in the troubleshooting above. If updates are stuck installing on or just after Patch Tuesday (the second Tuesday of the month), see my Details on the Latest Patch Tuesday piece for more on these specific patches.
Some Windows updates can take several minutes or more to configure or install so you want to make sure the updates are truly stuck before moving on.
Instead it said something like "Looking for packages to upgrade.... Is this a posh way of say i'm fully updated, or have I missed something else to make a complete upgrade?
Many thanks in advance, mute When you execute slackpkg update command, slackpkg first checks whether your package list (not actual packages) is up-to-date or not.
While we might check and install updates manually from time to time, most Windows 10 computers are configured to apply important updates automatically while older versions, like Windows 7 & 8, usually apply these fixes the night of Patch Tuesday.
Sometimes however, when the patch, or maybe even service pack, is being installed during shutdown or startup, the update installation gets stuck - freezes, locks up, stops, hangs, clocks, whatever you want to call it. There might be some wording differences too depending on which version of Windows you're using.
Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.