Updates play a very important role to keep your experience while using your PC smooth and make it optimized for efficient usage. One of the important things that you should keep in mind about important security and quality fixes is that updates are rolled out every couple of weeks. They make sure all bugs are fixed, and all the latest protective features are installed.
In this article, we will learn about the various ways we can use to update our PC:
Use Windows Update Troubleshooter
To use the Windows Update Troubleshooter to update your PC, follow these steps:
- Open Windows Settings and choose Update & Security.
- Now, select Troubleshoot from the left pane and expand the Windows Update troubleshooter.
- After that, click Run the troubleshooter, and the update process will start.
Download the most recent Servicing Stack Update (SSU)
- Click on Start and go to Settings.
- Go to System, and in the left side panel, click on About.
- Under Device specifications, click on System type go to the official Microsoft Update Catalog webpage.
- Download the latest SSU that matches your version and restart your computer.
Repair corrupted Windows files
Corrupted Windows files are harmful to the proper functioning of your PC. To repair the corrupted Windows files, follow these steps:
- In the Windows search box type cmd, right-click the first result, and select Run as administrator.run CMD.
- In the Command Prompt window, type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.
- Wait as the system runs the process and can take several minutes depending on your PC.
- After it is finished, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
- Wait for it to complete, close the Command Prompt and check if Windows Update works.
Manually reset Windows Update Service
The problem could also be with the update service, and resetting the Windows Update Service can easily solve the problem. To reset it manually, follow the steps:
- In the Windows search box type cmd; open it and, and select Run as administrator.
- Type the next commands sequentially followed by the Enter key after every step:
net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver Ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old Ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver
- After that, check to see if Windows Update is working properly.
Reinstall Windows updates
The last option to resort to is reinstalling Windows Updates by using the following steps:
- Click on Start, go to Settings, and click on Update and Security.
- Click on View update history and choose Uninstall updates.
- From the list, click on the last Update for Microsoft Windows (KBxxxxxxx) and uninstall it.
- After uninstalling is finished, go to Windows Update and check for new updates to install on your PC.
- To install the faulty update manually, go to the update history, locate the one that you need, and go to the official Microsoft Update Catalog webpage to search and download it manually