Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft: Fix Windows Updates problems

If you find that you are facing any issues in running Windows Updates, including Service Pack, due to any reasons, you might want to check out this Automated Fix It Solution, Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft.

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Windows Update Troubleshooter

Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.

The troubleshooter will run and attempt to identify if any problems exist which prevent your computer from downloading and installing Windows Updates.

It will clear the Windows Update related temporary files, clear the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder, check the status of Windows Update-related Services, repair and reset Windows Update components, check for pending updates and more.

You can let it fix it for you automatically or you can choose to see the fixes and decide to apply them.

If your computer is having problems finding and installing operating system updates, try using this Windows Update troubleshooter to fix the problem.

Windows 10: Open Settings > Updates and security > Troubleshoot tab and run it. Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 has this tool built-in.

Download page: Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 7.

You may also use Microsoft’s online troubleshooter to Fix Windows Update Errors.

Use the Reset Windows Update Components Tool or see this post if your Windows Updates fail to Install.

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