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Configuring windows updates stops at 12%

I can not get past 12% configuring updates what should I do

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Some update take a long time. Like .NET updates.

Try a manual update where you control what gets updated, by selecting the problem update and running it independent. You also don't need all the updates if you are aware of what is installed on your system. For instance, do really need all the those language packs? I don't.

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