Unable to install Windows® Update in your computer
Read on to know about Windows Update and find how to fix the issues related to it
Windows is a series of operating systems from Microsoft, with every subsequent version of the operating system coming up with better features and usability options. These operating systems are included with certain frameworks and system modules. Windows provides an online service called Windows Update which is used for updating all of the Windows components. It includes updates for Microsoft Office, C++ framework, and also for third party device drivers. Windows Update includes updates for everything in your computer including the operating system and utilities. Windows also comes with a feature called 'Automatic Updates' which will automatically update the recent updates. While using 'Automatic Updates', the users do not need to visit the Microsoft website and search for updates. Windows does it automatically and downloads the updates to the computer.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know more about Windows Update and also describes the steps for fixing issues related with it:
- Importance of Windows Update
- Reasons behind Issues
- Remedial Actions
Importance of Windows Update
Windows Update is an important service which helps the users to easily update all of the system components. Windows Update includes updates for devices and security. Security is mandatory in any field and Windows Update provides security against all online attacks. Updating the device drivers will help to resolve the bugs present in the drivers. It also helps in improving the performance of the hardware devices by updating the drivers.
Reasons behind Issues
The reasons behind the Windows Update issues are mainly because of ‘wups2.dll’ file. If this file is missing or corrupted, it will cause problems with Windows Update. Missing of any registry entries associated with the ‘wups2.dll’ also causes Windows Update problems. If the registry entries in the ‘wups2.dll’ file are assigned with values that correspond to another version of Windows, it also results in Windows Update problems.
In order to resolve the issues with Windows Update, Microsoft has introduced a program called Windows Update Agent. This program can be easily downloaded from support website of Microsoft and used for managing the Windows Update feature. Another method is to register ‘wups2.dll’ file. Before doing this step, turn off 'Automatic Updates'. Then open command prompt and enter 'regsvr32 %windir%system32wups2.dll' and hit ‘Enter’. This will register the ‘wups2.dll’ file. After that, you can start 'Automatic Updates'.
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