windows 10 updates not working

Windows 10 updates not working

An upgrade can shift your device from an older to a newer version of Windows. Doing this can provide you with numerous benefits. However, there could be various reasons due to which you could face issues while installing Windows 10 or while updating the software. The common errors related to ‘Windows 10 updates not working’ can be fixed by following a few simple steps that you can do on your own.

Here are the most effective solutions you can use to try and fix the issue.


Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

If any component of Windows 10 is not working, then you can simply run Windows 10’s in-built Troubleshooting utility. You need to follow these simple steps to identify the issue.

Step 1: Open the Control Panel > Switch to Icons > Click Troubleshooting > Click on View all > Click on Windows Update > Click on Next  

Step 2: Click on Next and proceed with the troubleshooter steps all till the end

The Troubleshooter will help you identify all the problems with the Windows Update and fix the problems that it points to. Once you have run the Troubleshooter successfully, you need to restart your computer and start installing Windows Updates once it boots up.

Ensure that all services related to Windows Update are running

You may be facing Windows 10 updates not working issue if services pertaining to Windows Update is either not enable or running on your device. In such a case, this issue can be remedied by following these simple steps.

  1. Hold down the Windows Logo key and press R while doing so to open the Run option
  2. Type services.msc into the Run dialog and press Enter
  3. Right click on the Windows Update option and then select Properties
  4. Set the Startup type to Automatic. If the service has stopped, then click on Start>Apply>OK
  5. Right-click on the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and click on Properties
  6. Repeat step 4
  7. Right click on the Cryptographic Service and select Properties option
  8. Repeat step 4

Make sure that your device has enough space

Your device requires a minimum of 16 GB of free space if you want to upgrade it to a 32-bit OS or 20 GB for a 64-bit OS.

Run Windows Update a few times

Download and install any available updates, including the software and hardware updates and some third-party drivers. Use the troubleshooter for Windows 10 for fixing the update errors.

Remove third-party security software

If you know how to install, uninstall and reinstall your programs, then you can try removing any third-party security software if you are facing the issue of Windows 10 updates not working.

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