Reset Windows Update

Instructions for resetting Windows Update to fix update issues.

  1. Open Command Prompt as an Administrator

  2. Run the following commands to stop the processes used by Windows Update

    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver
    net stop cryptsvc
  3. Run the following commands to delete the temporary Windows Update files

    del C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
    del C:\Windows\system32\catroot2
  4. Run the following commands to start the processes used by Windows Update

    net start wuauserv
    net start bits
    net start msiserver
    net start cryptsvc
  5. Check for updates




Keywords:windows update reset restart issue   Doc ID:91406
Owner:Drew G.Group:DiscoverIT
Created:2019-04-29 12:16 CDTUpdated:2019-04-29 12:17 CDT
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