troubleshoot windows update

troubleshoot windows update

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How to Fix it:

Method 1 :

Repair Corrupt System Files: Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.

Use the SFC tool

If you doubt that your system files are corrupted, you’ll be able to fix them by using the SFC tool. this is often a program line tool, and it’ll scan your PC and repair any corrupted system files.

To start the SFC tool, you wish to follow these steps:

After Finished the task and want to read the logs please follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.

  2. Enter findstr /c:”[SR]” %windir%LogsCBSCBS.log >”%userprofile%Desktopsfclogs.txt” command and press Enter.

  3. By doing this, you’ll create a sfclogs.txt file on your Desktop.

  4. Open the sfclogs.txt and check the results of SFC scan.

Snap of CMD sfc/scannow:


Method 2 :

  • Click the Start menu button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.

  • Type troubleshooting in the search box and select Troubleshooting.

  • In the System and Security section, click Fix problems with Windows Update.

  • Click Advanced.

  • Click Run as administrator and ensure the checkbox next to Apply repairs automatically is selected.

  1. Click Next then Windows will detect and fix the problems automatically. The process may take a few minutes.

  2. After the process is done, check to see if the Windows Update stuck issue is resolved.

Troubleshoot Snap

system and security
Method 3:
  • Restart the Windows Update service manually

  • Click the Start menu button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.

  • Type cmd in the search box, then right-click on cmd and select Run as administrator.

  • Type net stop wuauserv and press the Enter key on your keyboard. After a few minutes, you’ll see a message on the screen saying The Windows Update service was stopped successfully.

  • Type net start wuauserv and press the Enter key on your keyboard. Then the Windows Update service will be started again.

  • Check to see if the Windows Update stuck issue is resolved.

Method 4:

  • Change the Windows update Collective Director: “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution”

  • Run Services.mscand Stop ‘Windows Update’ Service.

  • and Goto c:\windows and Delete Folder of “SoftwareDistribution”

  • And start “Windows Service” then check

Snap of Windows Services:

windows services

Method 4:

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator. To do that, press Windows Key + X to open the Win + X menu and choose Command Prompt (Admin). If the Command Prompt isn’t available, you can also use PowerShell (Admin).

  2. When Command Prompt opens, you need to paste the following lines and run them one by one:

  • net stop wuauserv

  • net stop cryptSvc

  • net stop bits

  • net stop msiserver

  • ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

  • <strong>ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 catroot2.old</strong

  • net start wuauserv

  • net start cryptSvc

  • net start bits

  • net start msiserver

  • pause

  • Exit

After running these commands, the issues with Windows Update should be resolved and everything will start working again.