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How to Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Keeping your Windows operating system up to date is crucial for ensuring your computer runs smoothly and securely. However, sometimes you might encounter issues when trying to update Windows, like errors during the update process or updates not being found at all. Luckily, Windows includes a built-in tool to help solve these problems: the Windows Update Troubleshooter. This handy feature is designed to automatically find and fix problems with Windows Update. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. 

How to Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

How to Run Windows Update Troubleshooter on Windows 10

You may encounter several error codes while updating or upgrading your PC. Apart from Windows 10 computers, this happens in Windows 11 too. You may face several error codes associated with this problem like 80244001, 80244001B, 8024A008, 80072EFE, 80072EFD, 80072F8F, 80070002, 8007000E, and a lot more. This happens usually due to the following reasons:

  • Unstable internet connection.
  • Incomplete or interrupted Windows Update Components in PC.
  • Invalid Windows registry keys in PC.

Follow the below steps to run Windows update troubleshooter on Windows 10:

1. Press Windows + I keys simultaneously to launch Settings.

2. Click on the Update & Security tile, as shown.

select update and security setting

3. Go to Troubleshoot menu in the left pane.

4. Select Windows Update troubleshooter and click on Run the troubleshooter button shown highlighted below.

select Windows update

5. Wait for the troubleshooter to detect and fix the problem. Once the process is complete, click Apply this fix and restart your PC.

After following these steps, you can finish run Windows Update troubleshooter process and continue downloading and installing updates on your system fluently.

Note: You can also run Program Compatibility Troubleshooter listed under Additional troubleshooters to fix issues with compatibility issues of software programs with the operating system. This will find and fix problems related to the compatibility of older programs on the latest/older version of Windows.

click on run the troubleshooter

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Why run Windows Update troubleshooter in the first place?

Ans. Windows Update troubleshooter is an in-built utility provided by Windows to deal with malfunctioning Windows update components. This method is usually the first fix to resolve the Windows update issues before going for more complex ones.

Q2. Will running Windows Update troubleshooter make the update speeds faster?

Ans. Windows Update troubleshooter will fix the issues that caused the update processes to slow down or eventually stop. You will experience more smooth speed while downloading and installing updates once the update issues are fixed with this troubleshooter.


This is how to run Windows Update troubleshooter on Windows 10 as well as Windows 7. We hope you found this article useful. Keep visiting our page for more cool tips & tricks and leave your comments below.

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