Windows updates stuck on preparing to install

By Sloppy998
May 19, 2008
  1. hi guys, windows updates are annoying the hell out of me. Ive had no problems until today with downloading and installing updates for vista.

    The updates download fine but the problem is when they try to install windows update just gets stuck on preparing to install forever. Tried restarting and downloading the updates again but same thing happens.

  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    A common reason for what you describe is a failed update. There are times when that will prevent future update from installing.

    Run the Belarc Advisor. Look for the failed update, remove it and try the new ones again:
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