Windows insiders preview downloads too slow

Copper Contributor

Whenever a new preview build is released, it takes an unusually long time to download, often taking several hours or even days to complete. This is much slower than the usual download speeds I've experienced in the past, and it's becoming frustrating as I'm eager to try out the latest features and updates. I've checked my internet connection and it seems to be functioning normally, so I'm not sure what could be causing this slow download speed.

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Please run Windows Update troubleshooter from Settings app > System > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters. See if it works.

If that doesn't work, try this:

Open administrative Command Prompt and type following commands one-by-one followed by Enter key.

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

Close Command Prompt and see if updates works fine then.

Let us know if this helps!