Sometimes, however, when the patch, or maybe even service pack, is being installed during shutdown or startup, the update installation gets stuck - freezes, locks up, stops, hangs, clocks... Windows Update is taking forever and it's time to fix the problem.
The installation of one or more Windows updates is probably stuck or frozen if you see one of the following messages persist for a long time: is all you'll see on the screen.
There might also be some wording differences depending on which version of Windows you're using.
If you don't see anything at all on screen, especially if you think the updates might have been installed completely, see our How to Fix Problems Caused by Windows Updates tutorial instead.
If you have slow or inconsistent Internet, you should go to some place that has a strong connection and follow the instructions for creating a USB install disk you can use at home. In Windows 8, if you're in Metro mode, choose Desktop, then open the Search Charm, which is where you type in dxdiag.Updating the graphics driver can resolve display issues in Adobe applications.This is a screenshot heavy post, so bear with me, this is a tale best told with pictures.Disclaimer: I do work for Microsoft, but I don't work with the Win7 team so this is just one dude's opinion.