Windows Update is an essential component of Windows 10, as it provides the ability to download and install the latest updates with bug fixes, security patches, and drivers. Also, it is the mechanism to download new feature updates and preview builds. However, there will be times when your device may not download or install updates because of a specific error message, Windows Update not connecting to the Microsoft servers and other problems.
Typically, users may encounter this type of problem when the Windows Update agent-related services stop working, Windows 10 has an issue with the update cache, or some components get corrupted. You can reset Windows Update on Windows 10 to fix most problems in these situations.
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At times, users experience trouble using Windows Update. While there are several ways to troubleshoot various Windows Update issues, if this happens frequently, it would be a good idea to reset Windows Update settings to default. This can be useful if your Windows Updates fail to Install.
We have already seen how to reset Windows Update to default using the Reset Windows Update Components Tool. Our Fix WU Utility re-registers all Windows Update related dll files and resets other settings to default. But if you want to know how to manually reset each Windows Update component individually to default in Windows 11/10/8/7, then this tutorial is what you are looking for.
This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops, and tablets running the Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems (Home, Professional, Enterprise, Education) from all supported hardware manufactures, like Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Alienware, Razer, MSI, Huawei , Microsoft Surface, and Samsung.
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