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Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10 – Fix

by Hassan Naqvi
Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10 - Fix

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10 occurs due to various problems. Here in this post, I am going to explain various ways to fix this issue. You may need to edit your registry and re-check that all the necessary services that are running.

The solution may take 1 minute or it can take some time checking all the necessary services linked to Windows update. If all the methods in this post do not work then you have to manually install an update for your PC.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10 – Fix

Here are some of the ways to fix the Cannot Check for Windows update issue.

Solution 1: Edit your registry

Press Windows Key + R and enter Regedit. Press Enter or click OK.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

When Registry Editor opens, navigate to… Computer\HKEY>LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>WindowsUpdate>Auto Update on the left side. Now right-click Auto Updatek key and choose Export from the menu.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

Enter the desired file name, choose a save location, and click the Save button. In case anything goes wrong after modifying the registry, you can always run this file to restore it.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

Expand the Auto Update key in the left pane and search for the RebootRequired key. If this key is available, right-click it and choose Delete from the menu. The confirmation screen will appear, click Yes.

Sometimes this error occurs due to some changes in the registry.

Solution2: Make sure that your date and time are correct

If the date and time are different and are not correct then this error also pops open.

Right-click the clock icon on your Taskbar. Choose Adjust date/time option from the menu.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

Now locate Set time automatically option and turn it off and enable this feature back on again. Wait for about 2-3 minutes then turn on automatically set date and time.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

Solution 3. Make sure that the necessary services are running

Press Windows Key + R and enter services.msc. Now press Enter or click OK.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

When the Services window opens, locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service and double-click it to open its properties.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

Set Startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start) and click Apply and OK to save changes.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

Now double-click Windows Update service and change its Startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start). After doing that, try to start both the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Update service.

Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10

After doing that, try to start both the background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Update service.

These are all the methods to fix Cannot Check for updates Error On Windows 10 error. If the error is still there and you are unable to install updates on your Windows then try installing Windows update Manually. I will guide you about the manual installation of the Windows updates in some other post.

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