Conducting regular updates on Windows 10 is essential for your security and system stability. However, many users are reporting being stuck with the message, “Working on updates 100% complete. Don’t turn off your computer.” Below are five fixes you can try that have resolved this problem for other Windows users. Simply work your way through the list until you find a solution that works for you.
Wait for the update process to complete
The update process can take a while. The average reported completion times vary from 30 minutes up to 3 hours. While many users assume the update process is frozen, in most cases, the update process simply hasn’t completed yet. The simplest solution to this problem is to wait for the update to install itself. If the update has not completed in a maximum of 3 hours, try the next fix below.
Ctrl + Alt + Delete
Press the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously for a quick fix if the update is stuck at a particular point. This function allows you to access the login screen and sign in as normal, but if not, further action may be required.
Remove any USB peripherals
If you’re stuck with “Configuring windows updates 100% complete. Don’t turn off your computer” you might want to try removing your USB peripherals such as:
- external hard drive
- flash drives
Some Windows users reported that after they disconnect all the USB peripherals from their PCs, the update process completes quickly. If the issue persists, try the next fix below to force restart your PC.
Turn off your device and turn it back on again
If Your PC gets stuck at 100% when you’re performing a Windows update, you can force restart your PC by following the instruction below:
- Press and keep holding the power button on your computer case until your PC shuts down.
- Disconnect any external power supply or remove the battery from your laptop.
- Hold down the power button for about 15 seconds.
- Wait a few minutes and then plug in your PC or connect the battery to your laptop.
- Press the power button again to reboot your system.
- Select the option to boot normally if you get a notice that the computer shut down improperly.
Pro tip: We will fix the problem for you
If none of the fixes above worked, or you just don’t have the time to resolve the issue yourself, Integrated Axis Group, LLC, is happy to ensure your Windows updates reach full completion properly. You may contact us at (877)220-1910 or submit a service ticket.