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Since these menus of tools are available from "outside" of Windows, you can try this even if Windows is completely unavailable.

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System Restore is only available from outside of Windows if you're using Windows 11 through Windows Vista. This option is not available in Windows XP.

Start your computer"s "automatic" repair process. While a System Restore is a more direct way of undoing changes, in this case of a Windows update, sometimes a more comprehensive repair process is in order.

Test your computer"s memory with a không lấy phí program. It"s possible that failing RAM could be causing the patch installations khổng lồ freeze. Fortunately, memory is really easy khổng lồ test.

Update BIOS. An outdated BIOS isn"t a common cause for this problem, but it"s possible.

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If one or more of the updates Windows is trying to install is involved with how Windows works with your motherboard or other built-in hardware, a BIOS update could solve the issue.

Do a clean install of Windows. A clean install involves completely erasing the hard drive that Windows is installed on và then installing Windows again from scratch on that same hard drive. Obviously you don"t want to do this if you don"t have to, but it"s a very likely fix if the steps prior lớn this one were unsuccessful.

It might seem likely that reinstalling Windows, and then these same exact Windows updates, will cause the same problem, but that isn't usually what happens. Since most lockup issues caused by updates by Microsoft are actually software conflicts, a clean install of Windows, followed promptly by the installation of all available updates, typically results in a perfectly working computer.

Still Having Stuck/Freezing Issues Related khổng lồ Windows Update?

If updates are stuck installing on or just after Patch Tuesday (the second Tuesday of the month), see our details on the latest Patch Tuesday for more on these specific patches.

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