Unable to open Windows® Update
What are the reasons due to which users are unable to open Windows Update? How can the issue be resolved?
The Microsoft series has added a number of useful features for its users. An important one is the Windows Update. The Windows Update is an added component in the Windows system which can be used to get latest software and hardware updates. To use the feature, you need to open up the Internet Explorer and from the Tools menu you need to select the Windows Update option. But, there are some situations at which the Windows Update cannot be opened in the system at all. There may be a number of reasons behind the issue. It can come as a result of the Internet Security level of the browser. Increased amount of cache and history in the browser is another reason for the issue. The issue can also come as a result of Windows Update folder getting full.
Here are some tips to fix unable to open Windows update issue:
- Change Internet Security to Medium
- Clear the browser's cache and history
- Clear the contents of the Windows Update folder
Change Internet Security to Medium
You can try changing the Internet security to fix unable to open Windows update issue. To do this, you need to open the Internet Explorer in the system and open the Tools Menu. In the Tools menu, select the Internet Options and get the Security option. You need to then ensure that the Internet Zone has been selected in the Zone box. You can then select the Medium security setting. After choosing this, click the Apply button. You need to then close and restart the Internet Explorer and then accept the ActiveX Controls.
Clear the browser's cache and history
You can try clearing the browser cache and history to fix the unable to open Windows update issue. To do this, you need to open the Internet Explorer in the system and then select the Tools options. You need to then select the Internet Options and then select the General tab. You can then select the Delete Files option from the Temporary Internet Files section. You need to then get the History section and click Clear History option. Finally, click the OK button and get the browser cache and history removed completely.
It is possible to clear the contents of the Windows Update folder to get the Windows Update cannot be opened issue fixed. To do this, you need to access the Windows Explorer and select the Program Files folder. You need to then double-click the Windows Update folder. Next step is to click the V4 folder. Select the Edit option and then click Invert Selection. You can then press the DELETE button. Next step is to open the V4 folder and select the IUHIST.XML file. You need to then click Edit option and then click Invert Selection. Press the DELETE button and get the Windows Update folder contents cleared.
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