In Windows 10, Microsoft has brought a lot of new features, innovations and improvements, but this operating system is far from perfect. Microsoft regularly updates both the operating system and the hardware components on the PC to ensure stability, performance and security for users.
Compared to the operating systems previously launched by Microsoft, Windows 10 has an update system that almost forces the user to install the latest updates. If in previous operating systems (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP) stopping updates was made very easy with just a few clicks on Windows 10 these options have been removed. The user has only the possibility to postpone the installation of an update, and not to permanently refuse it.
Paradoxically, there are situations where updates are on Windows 10 no longer wants to install, even if the user wants it. The system Windows Update either remains blocked and no longer wants to download and install updates, or when installing an update remains blocked. In this situation we have several options to solve the problem.
How to solve the download and installation problems Windows 10 Updates
1 variant - Verification of vital services for Update of Windows 10
If the update system of Windows 10 is no longer working normal and you can not download and install updates, first of all I have to check the services Windows essential for download and installation.
go to Windows Services (open Start and search for "services") and check if the following services are running on the system (Status: Running):
- Windows Update
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
- Cryptographic Service
- Update Orchestrator Service
As the update system of Windows 10 can operate under normal parameters, all these services must be of "Running" status and their start on the operating system must be "Automatic". If these services do not run, select the service → right-click → Start. To put them in "Automatic" mode: right-click on the service → Properties → Startup type → automatically.
If you have identified services that were not running on Windows 10 and you started them, go in Windows Update and check if everything is working normally now.
2 variant - Solve the problem Windows Command Prompt Update Update
Another option is to open Command Prompt with rights Administrator (Run as Administrator) and yours restart the services that ensure the proper functioning of Windows Updates.
Run the following command set in Command Prompt:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
Once successfully executed the above commands, Close Command Prompt si reboot / laptop.
After restarting the system, go to Windows Update and check if everything is working normally.