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What to Do If Your Windows Updates Aren’t Working

One of the great things about your Windows PC is that it automatically includes Windows Updates. The Windows Update feature alerts you about system upgrades and bug fixes, but sometimes these updates can be a bit of a pain themselves. When Windows Updates fail, here’s a couple of tips on how to do some basic troubleshooting:

Breathe and Reboot

It’s the oldest trick in the book, but most of the time it gets the job done. If your updates aren’t working, close out of all your programs (save your work first, of course) and re-start your computer. Once it is powered back up, check if you’re still having an issue. Make sure you don’t power down while an update is in process, this will disrupt the installation process.

Spot the Spyware

Sometimes a Windows Update can be stalled due to a malware issue. Make sure all of your Spyware and Anti-Virus software is up to date and properly installed. Scan your computer for viruses or other malicious software, and contact your security software provider if you feel you are not being fully protected.

Check Your Connectivity

Make sure you have a reliable internet connection when trying to install Windows Updates. Troubleshoot your internet and make sure it’s functioning properly, a faulty connection can disrupt the installation process.

If you’re still having issues, use the Windows Update troubleshooting tool to determine what the problem is. If the update issues persist, contact an IT specialist and set up a consultation to assess the problem. Don’t try too hard to fix it yourself, sometimes the problem might be best left to a professional.

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