For some people, updating Windows OS is a tedious task because the process gets stuck in the middle. If you are such a person, who barely updates your computer, you must know about Windows Update Troubleshooter.
Simply put, it is a tool to eliminate all the Windows update related problems. Here in this article, you are going to read how to use this tool and complete updating your Windows computer without any issues.
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How to Fix Windows Updates Issues With Windows Update Troubleshooter?
Microsoft says they have included the tool inside Windows 8.1 and 10. In case you get issues on either 8.1 or 10, there’s nothing harm in trying this tweak, though. I have also included a few steps to rescue your computer from Windows update issues if the troubleshooter doesn’t do well.
You have to follow the step-by-step method given below:
Step 1: The very first step is downloading Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft. You shouldn’t download it from any third-party sites as Microsoft made it available on their official website to resolve Windows update issues.
Step 2: Following the link given-above brings you to a webpage on Microsoft’s website, dealing with update issues. You need to select the operating system from the three choices given there.
Step 3: Once you make the selection, you will get an instruction to troubleshoot the network issues. If you don’t want to do anything else but download the update troubleshooter, you need to click the No radio button.
Step 4: Now you will get the link to download the Windows Update Troubleshooter. It doesn’t take much time to finish downloading the tool and you can open it up at once as well.
Step 5: You will see a wizard as shown in the image given-below. All you should do is to click the Next button here.
Step 6: The troubleshooter begins scanning for update related issues and automatically repairs if anything found. Then, the wizard will show another screen where you are asked whether or not the issue got resolved. You can make your selection.
Step 7: What if the Windows Update Troubleshooter fails to resolve the issue? Then, you need to choose No. And, it will suggest you another method to solve the problem (As given in the image, you need to go to the updates settings and locate the last failed attempt. You will see a codename starting with KB, which should be noted down. Now, visit Microsoft’s update page and download the same build from there. You can finally open the downloaded file to kick-start the updating procedure).
Step 8: As shown in the image, you will be asked again whether the issue got resolved or not. Opting for No displays another possible solution. The solution gets a bit geeky here as you need to run a couple of command line tools here.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
The first one calls Deployment Imaging And Servicing Management tool to correct in the update. DISM usually deals with component store corruption. SFC is System Files Checker that analyzes and replaces corrupted system files.
You should know that running DISM needs a bit technical knowledge as you may have to input a recovery image and direct the command line tool to fetch the files from it.
Step 9: What if the Step 8 also has no luck in rescuing your computer from the Windows update havoc? Then, there is only one step remaining to be done; either reset or reinstall Windows. Yeah, you heard it right! But majority of the issues doesn’t even need Step 8 to resolve the issue. Windows Update Troubleshooter finds and eliminates them right away.
What if you don’t want to reset your computer?
Then, you can contact Microsoft directly. As told earlier, no tweaks are available if you get up to the last step without solving the problem. Before you contact the company, make sure you have a legitimate purchase and the OS you are using is genuine.
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Things to Check while Updating Windows
You must ensure that you have a working internet connection with decent speed. If you don’t possess the same, you will constantly receive errors.
In case you think your internet connection isn’t good for updating, you can download the update file (check the build number) from any other computer using another internet connection and transfer it to yours. Opening the executable file will take care of updating your system without problems.
You shouldn’t completely overlook updating the system especially if you connect it to the internet because sneakers are finding new ways to untie cyber attacks.
Wrapping Up Regarding Windows Update Troubleshooter
I hope you have solved your issues with Windows Update Troubleshooter. Even if you couldn’t, the additional steps given here definitely helps resolving almost all update related problems.