WUMT or Sledgehammer - Best Alternative way to Windows Update in Win 10x64

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by sreyan32, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. sreyan32

    sreyan32 MDL Novice

    Dec 26, 2013
    I am sorry if this is really a noob question. But what is the best alternative way to get Windows Update in Windows 10. Windows Update keeps hanging on me and I dont know why, I have tried to debug the problem without any success.

    Searching online 2 tools keep coming up, one is WUMT and the other is Sledgehammer. Please note I am using Windows 10x64 Pro on my HP Laptop. I just want to download and install the latest updates as it happens with the "normal" Windows Update service.

    Also let me know what I can do for Windows 8.1 x64 since I have a similar problem there too.

    Please let me know if any further information is required from my side.
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
    Sledgehammer is a script for preventing uncontrolled automatic updates or feature upgrades. Please note that Sledgehammer actually includes WUMT (besides the, more up-to-date, WuMgr).

    Please note that all mentioned solutions use Windows Update, they do not replace it. So, if your WU is broken/hanging, they won't help you. MS has a WU troubleshooter tool for that kind of problems, get and try it.