What to do if you can't update Windows 10

This tutorial teaches you what to do if you can't update Windows 10, is valid for the first versions of Windows 10. In the meantime, Microsoft has made substantial changes to the update system of the Windows.

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 a system of update which almost forces the user to install the latest updates. If in previous operating systems (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP) shutdown updateIt was very easy to do with just a few clicks, on Windows 10 these options have been removed. The user only has the possibility to postpone the installation of a update, not his permanent refusal.

Paradoxically, there are situations in which updateSites on Windows 10 they no longer want to install, even if the user wants this. The system Windows Update either it stays stuck and doesn't want to download and install updateeither when installing a update gets stuck. In this situation we have several options to solve the problem.

What to do if you can't update Windows 10

First of all, you have to make sure that the services responsible for downloading and installing updates are working Windows 10.

Checking vital services for Update but by Windows 10

Daca the system update al Windows 10 it does not work anymore 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 "services") and check if the following services are running on the system (Status: Running):

As the system update al Windows 10 to be able to function in normal parameters, all these services must have status "Running” and their startup on the operating system should be on “Automatic".

If these services are not running, select the service → right-click →  Start. To put them on running mode "Automatic": right-click on the service →  Properties →  Startup type →  Automatic.

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.

Solve the problem Windows Update with set of commands Command Prompt

Another option is to open Command Prompt with rights Administrator (Run as Administrator) and to restart the services that ensure good operation a Windows Updates.

Run in Command Prompt the following command lines:

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
What to do if you can't update Windows 10
What to do if you can't update Windows 10

Once successfully executed the above commands, close Command Prompt si restart the computer / laptop.

After restarting the system, go to Windows Update and check that everything is working normally.

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