Windows Update Troubleshooter – How ti Fix Windows Update Not Working

Timothy O'Donnell Uncategorized

In the wake of recent Windows updates, tons of users have reported problems with Windows Update. This reminded me that there is a built-in troubleshooter in Windows 10. Other recent versions of Windows — 7, 8, and 8.1, which is — demanded a Fix-It download from Microsoft instead. By comparison, Windows 10 users and admins have it easier: they need only type “trouble” into Cortana, then pick the “Troubleshooting” Control Panel widget. From there, they can select “windows update not working” under the System and Security setting. This launches the Windows Update Troubleshooter. Resolve Windows Update not working with Windows Update Troubleshooter Do you want to know what Windows update troubleshooter does? Basically it performs three sets of activities: Activity 1: It shuts down Windows Update Services and the affiliated Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS) Activity 2: It renames the download target folder for upgrades from %windir percent\SoftwareDistribution into …\SoftwareDistribution.old, and creates a new, empty \SoftwareDistribution folder. This clears the download cache to allow WU start over fresh. Activity 3: It turns WU and BITS services back on. Note also the “Advanced” button in the preceding screenshot. It is very important to click it so that you can run the troubleshooter with elevated …