Surface RT Windows Update stuck at Checking for updates
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Please follow this guide to install the Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 with start menu on Surface RT/2:
I have a serious problem with Windows Update on Surface RT. It makes me a headache for a few days until I figure out how to fix it!
Here is my problem:
1 – On the Windows update page, it keeps Checking for updates endlessly.
2 – On Task Manager, the Service Host: Local System always uses a full CPU’s core usage around 25%. (It do affect my device performance and battery life).
Here what I have tried:
1 – Reset Windows Update components
2 – Troubleshoot with Windows Update Troubleshooting available on Control Panel and from Microsoft Website.
3 – Reset my Surface RT 3 times.
4 – Download recovery image and reset via USB drive
5 – Try to update with Local Account and Microsoft Account.
All of my tried still can not fix my problems.
Here is my solution:
1 – Flush DNS – go to Command Prompt -> type command “ipconfig /flushdns”
2 – Fix Windows Update – go to Control Panel -> Troubleshooting -> Fix problems with Windows Update
3 – Check for updates again!
Now It Work! and no more CPU usages problems! I think, I have missed about DNS problems that might a root cause of my problems. I hope it will help you guys that has problems like me.December 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm #86
Sorry guys! I think it fixed my problems but it’s not!
I think the root cause of this problem is Microsoft. There are many people experience this problem since November 2016. I have found some threads on Microsoft Community:
December 13, 2016 at 4:01 am #134
- Resetting Surface RT in NOV 2016. Cannot get Windows RT 8.1 Update
- Surface RT Will Not Pull System or App Updates
I have tried to reset my Surface RT once again to see if the problems can be solve or not. This time windows update just loop in checking and installing the KB3063843 updates. I think Microsoft might working on this problems by blocking further windows updates that will cause high processor usage and can’t download apps from Windows Store.December 20, 2016 at 10:56 am #171
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