My Windows Don’t Update! What To Do
With ever evolving technology, Microsoft keeps releasing new updates. As a smart computer user you should always install all the updates that are released on second Tuesday of the month. However, there are times when you update your system, most of the updates gets installed however some don’t.
This is a very common problem with Windows, when it does not update properly. Here are some resolutions that you can try to fix the problem.
- Run the Check Disk – this is an important step, check disk would ensure that the files in your system are not corrupted. Corrupted file system can cause all sorts of problem and most evidently prevent windows from updating. To run check disk, follow the instructions below:-
- Click on My computer or if you are using Windows 8, the click My PC.
- On the new screen, locate your C:// icon and left click on it
- Now choose properties
- On the new window, go to tools menu, in the Error checking tab, select Check now
- On the same screen make sure “Automatically fix the file system error” box is checked and click start
- You now need to reboot the computer
- Perform the System File Checker or DISM (Windows 8 & 10)
- Click run and open the command prompt
- Now click Run as administrator
- With the help of the mouse, highlight the phrase “sfc/scannow”
- Copy it by right clicking on it
- Paste the copied text in the command prompt and press enter
- Once the system file checker is complete, reboot the computer and try updating windows again
- If the problem still persists, follow the next step
- Make use of Windows Update Diagnostic tool
- Google “Windows Update Diagnostic Hotfix”
- Download it on your computer
- Runt the Hotfix and follow the instructions as mentioned on the screen
- Once completed, try updating the windows again. if still now fixed, move to next step.
- Retune the Software Distribution Directory
- Open the command prompt from and run as administrator
- With the help of the mouse, highlight the phrase “net stop wuauserv, cd %systemroot%, rename SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old, net start wuauserv”
- Paste all the copied commands in the command prompt and press enter
- Restart the computer and try updating your windows again
- If still it does not fix the problem, then contact the Microsoft support team to resolve the issue.
Most of the time, one resolution would fix the problem but in case it does not, then you always have support of the technical support team to bring you out of the mess. Today with competition so high, every company wants to deliver their best and because of that most of the companies have round the clock customer support service. Just pick up the phone and explain your problem. These qualified professionals will be able to fix your issue. Even if they are not able to fix it over the phone then they might even send some technician to fix the problem.