The idea is good, but not always, the Windows-internal auto-Update feature really. With a small, fully automatic Tool and a few Tricks you can get them going again.
If the Windows Update does not work, your System will be unprotected against attacks from the network. With PC-WORLD-FixWindowsUpdate repair many possible causes.
What to do when Windows update fails, this may result in security gaps and the monthly Updates are not installed? An Option to manually install one of the many Update Packs that have been circulating on the Internet and summarize the Microsoft-provided hotfixes, and Patches in a single Installer. But the real Problem is not solved, at the latest with the next Routine Update a month later it occurs again.
Microsoft now offers a separate Tool for many Windows-Update-solve problems. This is a script that has been downloaded since July, almost 400,000 Times, and Microsoft also updated regularly. The script bears the name of “Reset Windows Update Agent” and is
The Tool can be under the following operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Insider Preview.
Microsoft-Tool: Reset Windows Update Tool
The Tool ends up as 750 kilobytes large. ZIP file ResetWUEng.zip on the computer, you should unzip it first. The script is called “ResetWUEng.cmd”, and must be started with Administrator Rights. To do this, click with the right mouse button on the file and then choose in context menu “As Administrator to start”. According to the disclaimer, which must be confirmed with “y” for “yes”, a menu appears that presents common features, which can help when Solving Windows Update issues. After entering “2” and Press the Enter key, all Windows-Update-components and restart the service. This can take a few minutes. Otherwise, the Windows temporary files deleted or protected system files be scanned over the script. Also Reset the Winsocket settings about the Tool.
Windows-Update-solve problems if the Microsoft-Tool fails
Of permanent effect and elegant, the repair our Tool is
for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, and 10. It ended the services for Windows Update and the background intelligent transfer, then deletes the Download data of the update and resets the stored security features. After that, it registered all the relevant libraries and loads the current version of the Windows Update Tools.
Install the PC-WORLD-FixWindowsUpdate. Subsequently, the Tool starts automatically and works all of the above steps. Once the message “Finished. Restart the computer and go to the Windows Update” appears, press any key, and then click the “finish” button. After the reboot the PC enter in the input field, or in Windows 8/10 in the settings-search “Windows Update”, click on “search for Updates” and continue as usual.
The Microsoft Fix-It Tool to repair a faulty Windows Update
Windows Update repair Microsoft Tool
Should not be able to eliminate our Tool the Problem for you
download the diagnostic and repair Tool from Microsoft
. Then launch it by double clicking and follow the wizard. If the Tool finds an error, let it try to repair it automatically.
Windows Update repair: how to fix the error 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422 or 0x80070020
an interactive guide to Fix a number of Update problems
. On the page, first select the Windows Version, when the Problem occurs, and then follow the instructions.
Windows Update repair: how to fix the error 0x800F081F
If the Windows Update in your Windows displays an error, try the following tip. You Give
in the search box, then click on the entry “command prompt” with the right mouse button, and select “run As Administrator”. On the command line, then enter the following sequence of commands to examine your System Image, and repair:
dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Additional error codes and possible solutions
This error can either occur if the Windows Updates (or Software) is already busy, or a reboot for completion of Installation is necessary. Wait for a while (10-15 minutes), and restart the computer.
This error indicates that the Proxy or Firewall settings Windows prevent Update from connecting to the Server. To fix the error, start a command prompt with Administrator Rights, and enter therein the following three command lines each followed by pressing <Enter>:
netsh winhttp reset proxy
net stop wuauserv
net start wuauserv
In order to reset the Proxy settings to “direct” and restart the Update service.
Other possible causes for Windows Update error
The Windows Update only works correctly if the date and time are set on your System correctly. Check, and correct, for example, with the tip
“Windows time: To the millisecond”
There is not enough memory on the Windows drive. If the drive threatens to flood, make. The Advisor
“PC faster: Windows, memory, and disk clean up”
For Windows XP, the Support was set to Yes already, here is published by Microsoft so no new Updates. In the case of Vista it is on 11. April 2017 so far. Windows 7 is up to 14. January 2020 security Updates, but no new features. Full Support Microsoft is making for Windows 10 (and 8).
So upgrading to Windows 10 works
. To 29.7.2016 the change is possible free of charge.
False flight mode: In Windows 10, it may happen that Wi-Fi works, but airplane mode seems on the surface activated. The result is that while you can surf the net but the Windows Update does not work. To check and to repair, click on the speech bubble at the bottom right in the Tray (beside the clock) to open the Action Center. When the flight mode is activated, click one or twice on it until the icon is no longer highlighted. Then he is off and Updates are working again (thanks to our reader Florian Ebert for the tip).