Windows 10: Check for Windows Updates without Using Windows Update

Discus and support Check for Windows Updates without Using Windows Update in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I have three new Windows 10 EE installations. On all three machines, I currently have updates paused. I have found during my testing that once... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by SJMarty, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. SJMarty Win User

    Check for Windows Updates without Using Windows Update


    Hello,

    I have three new Windows 10 EE installations. On all three machines, I currently have updates paused. I have found during my testing that once I click the "Resume Updates" button, it will pull down and install all kinds of stuff - including the undesired "Preview Releases" of updates.

    Is there a means for me to find out what updates each of my systems would install when I click the "Resume Updates" button without actually clicking it? Basically, like the old "Check for Updates" functionality from previous Windows versions.

    Thanks for any suggestions or assistance!

    :)
     
    SJMarty, Jan 17, 2019
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  2. AsRock Win User

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I'm not sure how differant XP media center Edition is but you could clear the history \ cache if these folders are there.

    Step 1 Register DLL files.

    =================

    By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.



    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

    2. Click Start and Run, type "Regsvr32 atl.dll" (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.



    Note: There is a space between regsvr32 and atl.dll



    3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:



    Regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    Regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll

    Regsvr32 wups2.dll

    Regsvr32 wucltui.dll

    Regsvr32 wups.dll

    Regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgr.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

    Regsvr32 jscript.dll



    Note: If you encounter errors while registering any of these files then skip that file and continue with the next one.



    If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows Update services and temporary folders.



    Step 2 Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

    =========================================

    1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

    2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

    3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

    4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

    5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

    6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

    7. Please repeat the above steps with the other services:



    Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    Event Log

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)



    Note: Event log service is enabled on all of the hardware profiles; this service does not have an option to enable or disable on certain hardware profile.



    If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.



    Step 3 Reload the Update temporary folders.

    ===================================

    One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update is containing corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.



    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net stop WuAuServ



    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.

    3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.

    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net start WuAuServ



    Please test the Windows Update website and let me know the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.
     
    AsRock, Jan 17, 2019
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  3. Kursah Win User
    Windows update cannot currently check for updates.

    You verified the Windows Update Service is running in Services.msc?

    Check this out: Script Reset Windows Update Agent

    I explain how to use it in my Windows OS Repair Thread (in sig). Might save you some time over a fresh install. *Toast :toast:
     
    Kursah, Jan 17, 2019
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  4. HAT
    hat Win User

    Check for Windows Updates without Using Windows Update

    Windows Update suddenly hangs?

    Windows Update is suddenly hanging for some reason... I went and downloaded and installed the first bunch of updates, restarted when asked, and now when I go back to windows update I just get the window with a white box forever. Reboot and it still does it. This happens to be on my main machine, running windows 7.

    I've also noticed when I reboot it says configuring windows update, step 3 of 3, 47%. Maybe it somehow skipped something and is screwed forever?
     
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