Background Intelligent Transfer Service not working in Windows 10

If Background Intelligent Transfer Service is missing, corrupted, not running, not starting or stopping in in Windows 10, use this BBackground Intelligent Transfer Service Troubleshooter to fix the problem. It will also find and fix problems that may prevent background downloads from working on your Windows 10 computer.

Background Intelligent Transfer Service or BITS helps in the transfer, download or upload of files between a client and server, and provides progress information related to the transfers. It also plays a role in the download of files from a peer. This Windows Service is essential for Windows Updates to work properly.

But it may happen that you find that Background Intelligent Transfer Service is not working properly on your Windows 10 system. If you face this issue, you may download and run the BITS Troubleshooter from Microsoft and let it fix the problem for you automatically.

Background Intelligent Transfer Service Troubleshooter

Background Intelligent Transfer Service Troubleshooter

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Once you have downloaded the Background Intelligent Transfer Service Troubleshooter, click on the bitsdiagnostic.diagcab file to fire up the troubleshooter.

Uncheck the Apply repairs automatically checkbox, if you’d like to see the fixes that are applied, and click Next.

The troubleshooter will scan your Windows system for probable cause, and once the problems are found, it will list them for you.

Go through the findings – it can be a learning experience.

Once done, click on Next and let the troubleshooter fix the BITS Service for you.

Restart your computer and see if your problem has been resolved. Hope it works for you!

You can download the Background Intelligent Transfer Service Troubleshooter here from Microsoft.

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