Checking for the latest version of windows updating software loop
When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts like it is checking, but it seems to say that for hours.If I attempt to restart the windows update service, it seems to never be able to shut down.So before you tinker, and if it’s possible to be without your PC for a while, then it’s certainly worth letting it plod along for a while to see if this clears the problem.Another issue could be that of your internet connection.As with any new operating system release, you can expect to be downloading a lot of updates and patches in the initial stages of running Windows 10.
I wanted to underline something else here; destroying Windows Update Agent patch history is really bad idea, because after deletion it lose capability to determine what was patched and what was not. I've had been playing around with a 2012 VM and I had this issue.
Here's a quick way to interrupt this cycle and get the update process back on track.
It’s important though to give the update a decent amount of time to finish.
The last time updates were installed says March 17 (failed).
The update history shows that one update failed for March 17, a printer driver update, but the history shows 13 failed updates for Feb 17. Stop wuauserv (Windows Update Service), delete \Windows\Windows Update.log, start service, check for update and check Windows