I go wrong, but an image backup will protect you – should I be wrong about something not going wrong.
#2: By following the instructions below, or downloading and using the batch files I’ll provide, you are assuming complete responsibility for the results.
Hopefully that will work, and you won’t even need to read the rest of this article.
Of course, with software being as complex as it is, I don’t expect this to work in 100% of all cases.
There’s often no specific fix for whatever specific situation you’re faced with, other than to “keep trying” or “let it run”… Regardless of the problem you’re faced with, if it involves Windows Update, I suggest you give this a try.
Microsoft currently has a Knowledge Base article, How do I reset Windows Update components?
I recommend you first try the tool appropriate to your version of Windows.