Feature Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 stuck at 0 Percent

We all love getting updates to our favourite operating systems. Whether on the phone or for our PC, updates are a way to ensure that we get the latest security patches and new features to enrich our user experience.

Recently, Microsoft released a new feature update for Windows 10 PCs, entitled the “Feature Update for Windows 10 Version 2004”.

The update contains bug fixes, performance improvements, and additional security features for Windows 10 computers.

As the software update is being rolled out to users worldwide, some are experiencing issues in successfully installing the update.

If you are facing any of the scenarios listed below, we are sharing a few methods by which you can fix the problem.

  • Your system update is stuck at 0 percent.
  • System update progresses but is taking too long.
  • The system update does not progress and is stuck at the loading screen.



The Pre-requisites

Some aspects should be ensured before you start your update process toa void any problems. This includes:

  • Temporarily disable any third-party antivirus you have installed on the system.
  • Making sure your region, date, and time settings are correctly set.
  • Ensure that you have a stable internet connection.
  • Disable any VPN software that you might be using.

To fix Feature Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 stuck at 0 Percent, you can go through the solutions listed below.

Method 1: The Classic Approach

To make it clear, we have gained a lot of inspiration from memes, and our first suggestion (and from Microsoft as well) is to restart your PC.

If your update is stuck at 0% and is not progressing, a simple hard reboot should fix the problem.

Simply hold down the power key on your device until the system unit shuts down completely. Then, restart the PC and wait for the update process to continue.

If this does not fix the problem, you can go through some of the steps below.



Method 2: Running System File Checker

One of the reasons that can affect your update process is if your existing windows system files are either missing or corrupted.

To ensure that all your existing installation files are accounted for and in good health, you will need to run the system file checking utility.

To do this, you must:

  • Open the Command Prompt as Administrator
  • Enter the Following Command: “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”

This will restore the health of your system image.



Now, you can run the file checking utility by doing the following:

  • Open Command Prompt as Administrator
  • Type in “sfc /scannow”

This will begin the file checking process, which will ensure that all system files are present and not corrupted.

After doing this, you may again attempt to begin the update process.

If you are still facing problems, please try the methods below.

Method 3: Running Windows Update Troubleshooter

Sometimes the issue can exist in the update installation software of the computer. To fix such an issue, Windows 10 comes with a troubleshooting feature that can help identify and fix any problems in the Update files, installation software, or other related processes.


To begin the update troubleshooting process, you must:

  • Go to Windows Settings
  • Open the Update and Security panel.
  • Select the Troubleshoot tab
  • Select the Windows Update option.
  • Click on the “Troubleshoot” button to begin the process.

This will begin the troubleshooting process, which will attempt to identify and fix any issues in the windows update machinery or files.

You must be patient, as the process can take some time to complete.

After the process is completed, you can retry the update installation process, and hopefully, your updates will be successfully installed.

In case you are still facing issues, there might be a need for some intensive methods, as mentioned below.

Method 4: Manually Resetting Windows Update Components

If all else has failed and your update process is still not completed successfully, you will need to take matters into your hand and get up close to some of the Windows 10 operating system’s intricacies.

Based on the guidelines provided by the Microsoft Support Team, you must manually reset the windows update components if all other options have failed, and you are still unable to install updates.

Here is how you can do that yourself:

  • Press Windows Key + X on the keyboard and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.
  • Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.
    • net stop wuauserv
    • net stop cryptSvc
    • net stop bits
    • net stop msiserver
  • Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.
    • ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    • ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • Now, let’s restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and Windows Update Services. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.
    • net start wuauserv
    • net start cryptSvc
    • net start bits
    • net start msiserver
  • Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it and then restart the computer.
  • After restarting the computer, now retry to install Windows Updates.

This solution is sure to have fixed any issues you might be having with your update installation process.


If any of the above-listed solutions were able to fix the issues, congratulations! You can now enjoy the new features and security on your Windows 10 PC.

If, by any chance, none of the solutions were able to help, you may need to seek an IT professional’s services and have your original software reinstalled.

You can also seek additional help from the Microsoft Support forum.