How To Fix common issues of Windows update in Windows 10?

Microsoft is been releasing new patches every quarter to fix vulnerability, security updates and hardware drivers. Windows patches are so long it takes hours to update based on the version of Windows. Some common issues of Windows update in Windows 10 and Windows server are

  • error codes: 0x80240034; 0x8007000E, 0x80242006​, 0x80244018​, 0x80D02002​, 0x80246017​, 0x80240438​, 0x80070070​, 0x8007000D​, 0x80246008​, 0x80096004​, 0x80070020.
  • windows update gets stuck
  • windows update error 80072efe
  • windows update error encountered
  • windows update error 0x800f0922
  • windows update error 0x8000ffff
  • windows update error 80072ee2
  • windows update error 0x800f0831
  • windows update installing stuck
  • windows update just keeps spinning

The Steps shown here should help to fix any errors that come up during the Windows patch Update.

Preliminary checks to Fix errors of Windows update

  • Check C drive has 16 GB of free space to upgrade a 32-bit OS and 20 GB for a 64-bit OS.
  • If you manage to free up disk space check for updates, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.
  • Remove any external storage device attached, USB device and check for updates.
  • Check Device manager shows drivers errors, if any errors found, uninstall drivers and update drivers
  • Open elevated command prompt DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • Open elevated command prompt enter sfc /scannow
  • Rename the Software Distribution folder

If you still has issues with updating windows updates, then move forward for the next level.

Fix Windows update errors by resetting Windows update agent.

Type in search bar “cmd” Run as administrator

Reset Windows update Components

Delete qmgr*.dat file
Rename datastore, Download and catroot2 folders
Reset BITS Service and Windows update service
In command prompt go system32 folder
Now Register BITS and Windows update files.
Reset Winsock
Restart BITS, Windows update service and Cryptographic service

After applying the above commands, Reboot your computer and check for windows update, this is a standard fix to all the errors which are mention above are common issues of Windows update.

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