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How To Repair Windows Update Components

by Ishaq Dar
Repair Windows Update Components

Windows 10 Updates are the reason why users have started to feel annoyed by the Windows OS. But such users don’t know if they stop receiving the updates, their PC will look like the ones developers use to have in the late ’90s. There is another tiny problem whenever your Windows 10 PC gets updated, the updated components become missing. It’s mostly because your PC didn’t update well or it was interrupted while it was bieng updated.

So to clear the confusion and solve the issue here, I’ve drafted a guide about How To Repair Windows Update Components. I’ve tried to present things as simple as possible, please follow the steps carefully and imply them as they are presented to you.

4 Ways To Repair Windows Update Components

No need to panic, because here I’ve drafted 4 different methods to help Repair Windows Update Components. It’s mainly because Windows 10 comes in different versions, so you never know what method is gonna work for you. However, In my Windows 10 Laptop, all of the following methods were helpful.

1) Execute Windows Update TroubleShooter via Clean Boot State

Step#1: Navigate to the search bar available inside the Windows 10 taskbar. Here, type “MSConfig” and open “System Configuration” with Administrator Privileges.

Windows Update TroubleShooter in Windows 10

Step#2: Now under the General tab, select the “Selective Startup” bullet. After that, only check the two options “Load System Services” & “Use Original Boot Configuration”. Else, uncheck all the other checkbox and bullets.

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Step#3: Open the Services tab, placed right beside the General tab. From here, check the “Hide All Microsoft Services” checkbox and click on Disable all button. Afterward, click on the Ok button.

Repair Windows Update Components

Step#4: After closing the System Configuration window, restart your Windows PC. When rebooting the system, Download Windows Update Troubleshooter and run it on your PC. Follow the onscreen instructions and you are good to go.

2) Execute Scannow via CMD

You know CMD is the most beneficial facility available only for Windows OS users. With it, you get to perform complicated OS operations with ease. In our case of Repairing Windows Update Components, we just need to execute a simple command in the CMD environment. Head below to know the proper steps:

  • Type CMD in the search bar and open Command Prompt by clicking on “Run As Administrator”

Scannow in Windows 10

  • Inside the Command Prompt execute the following command:
sfc /scannow

Repair Windows Update Components

  • Let your PC run the command and when it’s done, reboot your Windows PC or Laptop.

3) Run DISM in CMD

DISM tool can be used to repair all sorts of system files in Windows OS. You can use this command to let the system run troubleshooter and see if there’s any file missing or need repairing. All you have to do is open the “Command Prompt” with administrator authority and then run the following command in it.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restore Health

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4) Reset Windows Update Components to Default

Now, here’s a tricky part where you are going to imply several commands to reset Windows Update Components to its default settings. Same like before, open the CMD environment with Administrator privileges and execute the following commands in it.

  • Execute the following commands one-by-one in the Command Prompt.
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
  • Now run the following command to delete some .dat files:
Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloaderqmgr*.dat"

If the above-provided solution doesn’t work for you, then follow the steps drafted below:

  • Set the following folders to *.BAK:
Ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistributionDataStore*.bak
Ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistributionDownload *.bak
Ren %systemroot%system32catroot2 *.bak
  • Now to reset Windows Update Service and BTIS Service, execute the following
  • Use the following simple command to run the directory:
cd /d%windir%system32
  • To register Windows Update file and BITS files, execute the following commands one-by-one:
regsvr32.exe atl.dll
regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll
regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll
regsvr32.exe browseui.dll
regsvr32.exe jscript.dll
regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll
regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll
regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe softpub.dll
regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll
regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll
regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll
regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll
regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe shell32.dll
regsvr32.exe initpki.dll
regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe wups.dll
regsvr32.exe wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll
regsvr32.exe muweb.dll
regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll
  • Now you need to reset Winsock, run this command:
netsh winsock reset
  • The last thing you need to do is restart the Windows Update Service and BITS services:
net start bits
net start wuauserv
  • After executing all of the commands, restart your PC and use Windows 10 with full Windows Update Components.

That’s all, keep visiting WindowsBoy for more.

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