Learn why Windows® automatic updates fail
What are the various reasons due to which Windows automatic updates fail? Get tips to fix the issue
Windows Operating Systems are very popular with all kinds of users. They are preferred because of their simplicity and ease with which they can be used. Windows based Operating Systems also come preloaded with many utilities that would help maintain the system installed with it to work well. Microsoft provided updates for all their Windows based Operating Systems. If your are operating your computer on Windows, it is advisable that the OS be always updated. Updates for Windows OS would come with bug fixers that would remove any glitches within the OS. Updating Windows OS would also make the system more stable and less vulnerable to infections and threats. Windows Operating Systems come with an automatic update tool that would silently and automatically update the OS without requiring any user intervention. However, some Windows users might experience automatic update failure issue. The automatic update on your Windows OS might be failing because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with the network connection, errors within the update utility and so on.
The following details mentioned below would give users more information and tips to fix Windows automatic update failure issue:
- Check network connection
- Repair Operating System
- Scan and remove infections
Check network connection
The automatic update utility on your Windows system requires a network connection. Issues with the network connectivity of the system can cause failure of automatic update. All Windows users having automatic update failing issue are suggested to check the network connection on the system. Users must also check whether the network related settings have been configured well and also ensure that the firewall or security software is not blocking the connection with the Microsoft server. If any of the settings are found blocking the connection, then changing them appropriately would solve the issue.
Repair Operating System
Damage to some of the system files associated with automatic update utility can also cause automatic update failure issues. In such cases, the problem can be only solved by repairing the Operating System using the default OS repair tool and the installation disk. If the issue has come up after some changes were made to the system files, then restoring the OS to an earlier restore point would also solve the issues and get the update tool working.
Malware infections within the system can also cause failure of automatic update functionality on Windows computers. Malware infections disable and prevent the update utility from functioning so that users would not be able to remove security vulnerabilities in the OS. Installing the system with a good antivirus program and removing the malwares would solve such problems and get the update utility working.
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