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How to Fixes Windows 10 won’t Update issue

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Windows update is necessary for many windows users because updating new OS can perfect the old one and overcome some bugs so as to protect computers and keep data safely. But according to many users feedback after Windows 10 version 1907, some of they have encountered Windows 10 won’t update issue. Today, I’ll show 4 fixes to the Windows 10 won’t update issue.

There are some situations that may lead to Windows update failed.

  • Windows 10 won’t download updates.
  • Windows 10 update failed to install.
  • Windows 10 update stuck.
  • Windows 10 won’t update on restart.
  • Windows 10 won’t update because of BIOS.

I just list 4 factors may lead to Windows 10 update failed. Of course, many other reasons also can lead to these errors. But no matter what causes lead to Windows 10 not updating problem, you can try to use the below 4 methods to have a try.

How to fix Windows 10 won’t  Update issue

Fixes 1: Try to Remove Third-party Security Software

First of all, we know that a piece of third-party security software can protect your computer against virus attack or other security threats, but it also may lead to some application abnormal.

Thus, if you have installed the third-party security software on your computer, you can consider to remove it temporarily and then run Windows Update again.

(1:Click Start, and  open the SET menu then click Control Panel.

( 2:Click the Programs icon.

(3:If you are using Windows Vista and the Control Panel is set to Classic, skip 2.

(4:Double-click the Programs and Features icon.

( 5:lick the third-party security software that you wish to remove, and then click Uninstall/Change

Fixes 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

You can try to use Microsoft provides an automated tool called Windows Update Troubleshooter which can be used to fix  Windows errors. Meanwhile, you should keep all the services normal about windows update running.  Now, I’ll shows how to use Troubleshooter to fix Window 10 update error.

(1: Right-click Start menu and choose Control Panel to continue.

(2: On the upper right corner, switch the View to Large icons and choose Troubleshooting.

choose Troubleshooting

(3: Click View to continue and choose Windows Update. Run it to enter the  interface, and then click Next to continue.

choose Windows Update

( 4: Click  for Try troubleshooting as an administrator to continue.

Try troubleshooting as an administrator

(5: Wait for this tool to detect and fix errors. Then click Close to exit Windows Update Troubleshooter.

click Close to exit

(6: Exit Windows Update Troubleshooter, reboot your computer and again try to update Windows 10.

Fixes 3: Restart Windows Update Service by CMD

If Windows 10 is not updating, maybe you can try to restart Windows Update.

(1: Right-click the Start menu of Windows 10 or press Windows key + X key together, then choose Command Prompt(Admin).

(2: In the popup window, type the following command and press Enter after each command. Wait for each process to finish before continuing to the next one.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

Command Prompt

Command Prompt

After you have finished all commands, you can restart your computer and try to check whether Windows 10  updates issue is solved.

Fixes 4: Increase Free Space of System Drive

Sometimes, the problem Windows 10 won’t install or download update may be caused by small capacity of  your  system drive. so you had better increase the free space of the system drive in order to install Windows 10 success.

In fact several ways to increase the capacity of system drive. many user should employ a third-party partition manager to increase free disk space on the system partition. I would like to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard for workable for you.

MiniTool partition wizard helps users to manage disks and partitions, check file system, align SSD partition, migrate OS to SSD, clone disk, convert MBR to GPT, etc. maybe it would become the most powerful free partition manager in the long term, this tool offers ever-increasing new features like Disk Benchmark and Space Analyzer to bring the best experience.

Step 1: Launch the MiniTool patition wizard  and enter the main interface.

MiniTool patition wizard

Step 2: Choose the system drive. Then  you can choose Extend Partition from left pane or choose Extend from context menu.

Choose the system drive

Step 3: Then open the dropdown list from the Take Free Space from menu and choose any partition or unallocated space on the same drive to take free space.

Meanwhile, you also can drag the sliding handle to decide how much free space you want to take. Then press the OK button to continue.

Take Free Space from menu

Step 4: Choose the Apply button  to extend system partition.

After having increased the capacity of system drive, you can reboot your computers.  And then try to get the new Windows update 1907 to check whether Windows 10 upgrade error is solved.

Are you solved the Windows 10 update error after trying these methods ?  Or if you have a nice solution to Windows 10 not upgrading, you can share it to tell me. When you extend partition, remember to back up all files before you want to have a try on any method so as to avoid an accident.

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