Windows 10: Window Update problem.

Discus and support Window Update problem. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi As a person of habit I regularly (almost daily) check Settings - Update and Security for any updates if available. System Win 10 Pro version 2004 OS... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by noels7, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. noels7 Win User

    Window Update problem.

    As a person of habit I regularly (almost daily) check Settings - Update and Security for
    any updates if available. System Win 10 Pro version 2004 OS Build 19041.572

    Yesterday I noticed Left Column contained all items from Windows Update to Windows Insider Program.

    All items were displayed in Right Column as usual except Windows Update which was empty except for scrolling dots searching for an update. Eventually it finished scrolling and advised: an error has occurred - please try again later.

    I did a backup (Macrium) on 28th Oct 2020 and it turns out when image restored contained the same problem.

    Tried in situ install of Win 10 version 2004 which fixed the issue but created another problem.

    The new problem was on computer start/restart desktop displayed a warning which was basically advising that the link to
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_1.10.7.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    could not be accessed or was corrupt.

    The top 2 items in attached screenshot are indeed corrupted as displayed in Screenshot 2.

    Window Update problem. [​IMG]

    Window Update problem. [​IMG]

    I would appreciate assistance/advice to:
    1. Restore Windows Update so that it functions correctly and display items in Right Hand Column.

    2. As shown the top 2 items are corrupt in the Screenshots and I am advised to delete and create a new one.
    How do I delete and create a new one?

    Noel Southam

    - - - Updated - - -

    Can anyone assist please.

    Noel Southam

    noels7, Oct 30, 2020
  2. 3Colors Win User

    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.

    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond Window Update problem. :) Best regards.

    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
    3Colors, Oct 30, 2020
  3. dalchina Win User
    Windows 10 1709 System Restore problems...

    That seems to be an attempt at Option 2 in the tutorial, which requires you to
    a. Boot to a command prompt (Did you?)
    b. You then seem to be mixing steps 3,4 and 5, thus your command is incorrect.

    I suggest Option 1 is easier.

    If you still have problems, please repost listing each specific step and saying which option from the tutorial you are using. Thanks.
    dalchina, Oct 30, 2020
  4. AsRock Win User

    Window Update problem.

    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, Oct 30, 2020

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