For most users, the update service usually runs quietly in the background. Getting updates automatically and installing those configured for silent installation, leaving when the computer restarts those changes that are most profound. Even with this intelligence because of the numerous possibilities this service may fail to function properly presenting problems such as perpetually checking for updates or during its application forcing to restart the computer, risking damage to the current operating system installation. This is a problem that can happen on Windows 10, 8, or 10 regardless of the version used but has become especially common with Windows 10, with Microsoft increasingly motivating migration to Windows 10 even though this version may be less For those who still want to use discontinued versions, this may be more worrying because of the possible difficulty in getting all updates to a full reinstall while allowed.
There are reports of those who seek and suggest disabling updates with the argument that one should not modify what is working but it is important to remember the great importance of these updates, although visually impossible to understand they exist primarily to correct and protect against discovered system failures. after it was developed. Regardless of the issues you face, it is highly recommended to persist with automatic updates as one of the best ways to keep yourself safe from ransomware and other threats. On the premise of disabling this service, you will be increasingly vulnerable to new attacks as they are often virtually undetectable until they occur. It is one of the troubleshooting solutions available on all versions of Windows 10, 8, and 10. Its location will be pretty much the same on most modern versions of Windows To run it go to the Start menu, search for “find and solve problems” and then click on the selection that will appear highlighted. In the Control Panel list in the “System and Security” section, click “Fix problems with Windows Update.” In the Windows Update Troubleshooting window, click “Advanced.” In the advanced settings, make sure the “Automatically apply repairs” selection is enabled, click “Run as administrator” if it is enabled, and then Next. Allowing administrative privileges to ensure that you can delete files in the service download cache. Troubleshooting will be performed through your process and then let you know if you could identify and correct the problem. Most of the time, troubleshooting can successfully remove a blocked update in the queue. Once completed, try running Windows Update again. Even if the troubleshooter reports that it has not identified the cause, stopping and starting actions and clearing the cache may have resolved the issue.
Performing repairs manually
If you are still having problems after performing the previous option or are the type you like to do on your own, performing the same actions manually can solve where the troubleshooting has succeeded. In this step, we will switch to safe mode just to make sure that Windows actually purges all existing Windows Update cache on the computer. From Windows 10, accessing safe mode consists of restarting the computer, or if it is turned off, right after the screen that displays the initial information press the F8 key to access the boot options menu where you will find the option “Boot Mode”. Safety”. On Windows 8 and 10, hold down the Shift key while clicking the Restart option and the menu will appear »Troubleshooting» Advanced Options »Startup Settings» [Restart] »F4 Key or Option 4) Enable Safe Mode.
Windows 10: Update the Windows Update Service
If you are installing Windows 10 from scratch, you may notice that the Windows Update Service will take a long time while searching for updates. Even if you haven’t searched for updates for a while if you installed the Windows 10 system a long time ago or have already installed it with Service Pack 1 integrated. Microsoft has provided instructions official of how to fix this problem. According to her, this problem occurs because the Windows Update Service itself needs an update. If the latest updates to the Update Service Windows are installed the s, the process should work better.
Follow the official Microsoft instructions for correcting the problem.
First access the Windows Update Service via Control Panel »System and Security» Windows Update, from the side menu click on “Change Settings” and then “Never Check for Updates (not recommended)” under Important Updates by clicking [ OK ] . Close this window and then restart your computer after changing this setting. After you restart your computer, you must manually obtain and install two updates for Windows 10. Remembering that you must verify that you are running a 32-bit version of Windows or a 64-bit version to choose the appropriate updates for your PC. Once downloaded to your computer, double- click on the “KB3020369 ” update and then finish with “KB31102605”, when completed you will be prompted to restart your computer as part of the installation process. After it restarts, Microsoft suggests waiting ten to twelve minutes to allow the process to complete. Once complete, remember to wait for ten to twelve minutes after rebooting and then return to the Control Panel »System and Security» Windows Update dialog box, in the side menu click “Change Settings” and then ” Install Updates ” automatically (recommended) by clicking [ OK ] . Select the back button on the left side of the window and then in the side menu the option “Check for updates”, according to Microsoft these fixes should solve the problem with updates.
Getting all Windows 10, 8, or 10 updates through the WSUS system. In case none of the previous solutions work, the next solution is also among the most used. Using a third-party tool called WSUS. After using the Windows Update service should return to normal operation. It is a sug and attic that has worked its popularization of this when none of the other solutions could solve. After unzipping the folder, locate it’s executable and then select the version of Windows running, “x64 global” if you are running the 64-bit edition or “global x86” if you are running the 32-bit edition. After the selected click “Start” and the WSUS Offline Update will obtain updates. It is worth remembering that it also gets updates for versions of Microsoft Office and other legacy products, suggesting to research more about these other options. Wait for the copying of the updates to finish, especially for Windows 10 in the first install, there will be a good amount of updates to copy, which may take a while. Internet connection speed may also influence copy as Microsoft has set up speed on its servers. After the updates have been fully downloaded, open the “client” in WSUS Offline folder and executable and the UpdateInstaller.exe application. Click ” Start ” to install the updates obtained dep where the is the tool has finished installing the updates, the update service Windows should work normally.