Usually, Windows 10 updates are downloaded and installed automatically. However, some people say that they encounter the “Windows update pending install” issue. If you are one of them, you can read this post from MiniTool to find some fixes to get rid of it.

Sometimes, when you try to update your Windows 10, you may find the “Windows update pending install” issue. Now, let’s see how to fix the annoying issue and you can perform the update successfully after fixing the issue.

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Fix 1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshoot

Windows Update Troubleshooter is a built-in feature designed to fix Windows update errors.

Now you can follow the instructions step by step below to run Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix the “Windows 10 update pending install” issue:

Step 1: Type Settings in the Search box to open it.

Step 2: Choose Update & Security and then select Troubleshoot.

Step 3: Click Windows Update and then click Run the troubleshooter.

click Run the troubleshooter

Step 4: It will start to detect the existing problems and we just need to wait for the process finished. Then click Apply this fix.

Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the repair process.

Restart our computer and then check if the “working on updates 100 complete” issue still exists. If this method cannot fix the error, try the next methods.

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Fix 2: Enable Automatic Updates Installation

If the last method is not working, you can try to check the Windows Update Service to fix the “Windows updates pending install” issue. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R keys to open the Run dialogue box. Then type services.msc and press Enter to open the Services window.

Step 2: Right-click Windows Update and select Proprieties. Set the Startup type to Automatic and click OK.

set the Startup type to Automatic and

Step 3: Right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service and select Proprieties. Set the Startup type to Automatic and click OK.

Step 4: Right-click Cryptographic Service and select Proprieties. Set the Startup type to Automatic and click OK.

Restart your PC and see if the “Windows 10 pending install” issue has been fixed.

Fix 3: Use Command Prompt

If the “Windows update pending install” issue still appears, you can use Command Prompt to fix it. Now, follow the steps below to fix it.

Step 1: Type command prompt in the Search box, then right-click it to select Run as administrator.

Step 2: Input the following commands and press Enter after each one:

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

Now, restart your PC and the “Windows update pending install” issue should be fixed.

Windows Update Status

After fixing the “Windows 10 update pending install” issue, you need to know that there are some different Windows update status - pending install or download, initializing, downloading, installing, awaiting install.

Windows update pending download – If there is a critical security update, Windows 10 will download the update automatically. If not the critical one, it will notify you to download it.

Windows update status initializing – The Windows Update process is getting ready to install the update, and preparing for any pre-requisites. Maybe you need this post - 7 Solutions to Fix Getting Windows Ready Stuck in Windows 10.

Windows update status downloading - It’s connected with Windows Update servers and initiating the download. However, there are some problems if it’s stuck for long on any percentage. This post - How to Fix the “Windows Updates Stuck at 100” Issue on Windows 10 is what you need.

Windows update status installing - The Windows Update system is installing the update and you can see a progress bar.

Windows update status awaiting install - This means that it is waiting for certain conditions to be filled. It may be because previous updates are pending, or the computer is inactive time, or a restart is required.

Final Words

From this post, you can know how to fix the “Windows update pending install”. If you encounter the same issue, you can refer to this post. If you have any better ideas to fix the error, you can share it in the comment zone.

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