How to solve Windows update problem

Whenever an update is received in your windows, it automatically downloads. However, there are times that update doesn’t get updated in Windows, especially when you have recently upgraded your OS from Windows 8 to Window 10.

This is a common problem and here are some step by step instructions on you how you can fix the problem: –

Note: these instructions would help in all editions of windows from Windows XP.

  • Run Check disk
    • Open the command prompt by typing “cmd” in Run or you can just type “cmd” in search box in Windows 8 and above. Right click on the run and select “Run as administrator”
    • Once you are on the command screen, on the blinking cursor type “Chkdsk volume: /f /r”
    • Running chckdsk will ensure that is no problem with the files before you proceed.
  • Scan the system through system file checker
    • Open the command prompt by typing “cmd” in Run or you can just type “cmd” in search box in Windows 8 and above. Right click on the run and select “Run as administrator”
    • Once you are on the command screen, on the blinking cursor type “sfc /scannow” and press enter
    • Once the scan is finished, try to install updates again
  • Run System Readiness tool
    • Download the System readiness tool. This tool is a one-time scan to find any kind of inconsistency that would prevent future update problems.
    • Run the tool and try to install updates again
  • Run Windows update diagnostics
    • If you have windows 8 or less, you can try this method. Windows 10 users can skip this step
    • Download and run “Windows update diagnostics” from Microsoft support according to your OS and run the tool
    • Follow onscreen instructions
    • Try and run windows update again

  • Manually install the update
    • If the update is not installed, it would provide you with the error no. Make a note of the error code
    • Review your update history to see the updates installed by clicking start > Go to settings > Update and security > Windows update > Advance Options > View your update history
    • Look for failed updates in the list and note down the KB number
    • On http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/default.aspx, in the search field type the KB number without including KB
    • Look for the link that has the download link for the error code
    • Click download and follow the onscreen instructions to install the update
  • Reset Software distribution directory
    • Open the command prompt by typing “cmd” in Run or you can just type “cmd” in search box in Windows 8 and above. Right click on the run and select “Run as administrator”
    • Copy the text below:
      • net stop wuauserv’
      • cd %systemroot%
      • rename SoftwareDistributionSoftwareDistribution.old
      • net start wuauserv
    • Paste all the commands in command menu. The majority of commands (except for the last one) will execute automatically. For the final command, you will need to press Enter on the keyboard to execute it.
    • Try running Windows Update again

If the problem doesn’t fix up, contact remote support or call our toll-free number.

 

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