Windows Update stuck on "Installing Update 1 of 1"


  • Hi,

    I have been having the following problem with my Windows Server 2008 Standard install for the last few weeks now. In the 'Windows Update' program, it was stuck on 'Preparing to Install' and the 'Stop Installation' button does not do anything.

    Now i have just tried to restart the server, and its saying "Installing update 1 of 1.." and has been stuck on this for quite a while so i dont think its doing anything.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this? I was trying to avoid simply switching the server off and then on again as the first step, since it hasn't passed the routine to shutdown the Virtual Machines running in Hyper-V on the server and I dont want to lose any data in these.



    Thursday, March 12, 2009 7:44 AM