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  1. throkr Win User

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10


    How to: Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10


    Windows Update keeps Windows 10 updated by downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft.

    Sometimes you may have an issue with Windows Update such as not being able to download or install updates, error messages, not being able to search for new updates, etc. These kind of issues can occur when the Windows Update database or components are corrupted, one or more services related to Windows Update are not running, etc.

    Resetting the Windows Update components and history can usually solve these types of issues.

    This tutorial will show you how to completely reset Windows Update components, history, and policies to default in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to reset Windows Update.




    EXAMPLE: Update history before and after reset

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 [​IMG]





    Here's How:

    1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.
    Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components.bat

    Download

    The downloadable .bat file below contains these commands that will reset Windows Update.


    Code:
    2 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3 Unblock the .bat file.

    4 Right click or press and hold on the .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

    5 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

    6 When finished and the command prompt automatically closes, restart the computer to apply. It is important to restart the computer right after running the .bat file.

    If a service fails to stop after 3 attempts, the .bat file will automatically end with a "Failed to reset Windows Update" message and prompt to press a key to continue.

    When a key is pressed, the .bat file will then restart any service it had stopped before closing the command prompt.





    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    throkr, Oct 18, 2015
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    Update windows 10 error, Oct 18, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    I'm glad it could help throkr. *Smile
     
    Brink, Oct 18, 2015
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  5. Shawn, does the script work for windows 7 or Windows 8.X
    I am concerned with the DLL's which might not be present in windows 7 or 8.
     
    Sumit Dhiman, Nov 18, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Sumitdhiman, *Smile

    It would be recommended to use the one below for Windows 7/8 instead.

    Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
     
    Brink, Nov 18, 2015
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  7. You have the solution for everything!Keep up the good work and Thanks *Smile
     
    Sumit Dhiman, Nov 18, 2015
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    You're most welcome. *Smile
     
    Brink, Nov 18, 2015
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  9. Archquark Win User
    Brink,

    I followed steps per instructions but file is still running after 15 minutes. Should it take this long? It appears to be reaching a certain point then restarting.

    My updates were working correctly until today.
     
    Archquark, Dec 23, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Archquark, *Smile

    No it should not take that long. It usually only takes a few seconds. It sounds like it's still trying to kill one of the services. Most likely the wuauserv service. The .bat has built in checks to make sure the necessary services are stopped before continuing. If they are not, it will keep trying.

    If you like, try manually stopping the service, and run the .bat again.

    If you are unable to stop the service, then restart the computer, and try running the .bat again.
     
    Brink, Dec 23, 2015
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  11. Archquark Win User
    Brink,

    I went to services and found that Windows Update was shown as stopping and startup type was selected manual. I rebooted my computer but on checking saw that status and startup type has not changed. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Option to stop service is grayed out.


    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Archquark, Dec 25, 2015
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  12. Archquark Win User
    Brink,

    Further to my last post I restarted instead of rebooting and upon checking saw that Windows Update service was running. I attempted to stop the service using the properties menu but received the message as shown below.


    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Archquark, Dec 25, 2015
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  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    Brink, Dec 25, 2015
    #13
  14. Archquark Win User
    Brink,

    I entered safe mode and checked windows update service and noted that it was already stopped. I ran bat file in safe mode and it ran and finished. I attempted a restart but computer kept returning to safe mode. I opened msconfig and opted out of safe mode and restarted in normal. Windows Update appears to work and states the computer was up to date. I checked update history but there was none shown where before there was several updates. Retried windows update and it appeared to operate correctly again. Still no updates showing which had been installed previously.


    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 [​IMG]



    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Archquark, Dec 25, 2015
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    That's great news. It's fixed for you now. *Party

    The reset also clears your update history.
     
    Brink, Dec 25, 2015
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