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Generally, if it isn't restarting your PC in the middle of an incredibly important piece of work, Windows Update tends to whirr away unobtrusively in the background of Windows 10, downloading updates as it when it needs to. If Windows Update becomes stuck, the first port of call is to check out this list of the most common upgrade and installation error codes, or just scroll to the bottom of this article.
If Windows Update has been throwing out error messages, then cross-check the error code contained within against that list – this will likely help you to discover the reasons the updates are failing in the first place.
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 and Windows 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... Windows Update is taking forever and it's clear something needs to be done.
Windows 10 is *meant* to work with every Windows 7 and 8.1-compatible PC, but owners of some early 2-in-1 PC's running Windows 8 had discovered that isn't the case.
With Windows 10 Creators Update build 1703, installation on these machines fails.
Users of 2-in-1 PCs built around 2012 through to 2014 may also find themselves running into issues with Windows 10 installations thanks to Windows Update breaking.
However, there may be an issue if that figure doesn’t shift overnight.
If your 2-in-1 is affected, you'll see a message appear saying "Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC.
Uninstall this app now because it isn't compatible with Windows 10".
But this isn't an ideal world, and upgrading Windows is never as straightforward as Microsoft would have you believe.
For the most part, Windows updates happen silently in the background, only installing after a prompt or when you shutdown your PC.