Some updates were canceled message when running Windows Update

Some Windows users when downloading Windows Updates for their Windows 10 Insider Builds, reported that after the downloading of the updates started, they received the following message – Some updates were canceled, We’ll keep trying in case new updates become available.

Some updates were canceled

Some updates were canceled

Well, Microsoft is aware of this issue and is working on releasing a fix; but till such a time as it is released, you may want to try this workaround that they have posted.

Before you begin Backup your registry first or create a restore point.

Run regedit to open the Registry Editor, and navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RequestedAppCategories\8b24b027-1dee-babb-9a95-3517dfb9c552

some updates were cancelled

If you see it, select the key, right-click on it and then select Delete to delete this registry key.

Restart your computer and then run Windows Updates and see if you can download and install them successfully.

Some users are reporting that these keys reappear even after deletion. Now if it’s painful to open registry all the time, here is a trick.¬† Create a cmd file that deletes the registry keys.

Open Notepad, and add this code in it. Save it as, say, fixwupdate.cmd

reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RequestedAppCategories\8b24b027-1dee-babb-9a95-3517dfb9c552" /f

Right-click the cmd and select Run as Administrator. In the end, you should see the message The operation completed successfully.

Hope this helps!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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