Learn why Windows® is not updating
What are the issues due to which Windows cannot be updated? How can one escalate the issue?
The Windows update option automatically updates all the programs running on the Windows Operating System. The user can turn on the automatic update option from the Control panel. The automatic update option allows the Operating System to update the programs without the intervention of the users. Sometimes the update functionality prompts the user to download the new updates. Updates are available for programs like antivirus software, Microsoft Office suite, drivers, players, other application programs like Adobe Reader etc. The updated programs bring better performance and easy to use tasks for the users. Even the Operating System can be updated. The Windows update also helps the user to update the various programs by considering the compatibility issues. But sometimes the Windows Operating System prevents the updating process. The reason for the issue can be the disabling of the automatic update facility. Otherwise system errors prevent the Operating System from updating.
Discussed below are some points that causes Windows update problems and tips to resolve the problems:
- Causes of the issue
- Tips to solve the issue
Causes of the issue
The failure of the Operating System to update the programs can be due to the disabling of the automatic updates option. Sometimes the updation of some programs fails because of the driver issues with the software. The damaged drivers prevent the Operating System from updating. While updating the Operating System, the upgradation is possible only if the previous version is installed in the system. The Operating System crashes also result in the failure of updation.
If the Operating System is not updating then the user should do the updation manually. The user has to frequently diagnose the programs that need updation. If he fails to do so, the system performance will be reduced. The user also has to ensure the compatibility of the software with the Operating System. The failure of the updation of antivirus softwares results in virus attacks.
For enabling the automatic update option for Windows, Open the Control panel from the Start menu. Click on the Performance and maintenance option. Then select the system option and click on the Automatic updates tab. There the user can select the appropriate update option. Then press Apply and hit Ok to exit the window. The automatic update status can be viewed from the Windows Update option in the Control panel. The user should always use the Internet Explorer to view the automatic updates and also for seeking help from Microsoft on the Windows Update issue. The damaged drivers should be replaced before updation. Verify whether the Operating System is working properly.
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