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How to fix Windows 8.1/10 Updates issue


Step 1:


Open Run command and type services.msc. Once you have done that, you need to stop four services before you can proceed forward. The services are:


  •          Background Intelligent Services (BITS)
  •          Cryptographic Services
  •          Windows Updates
  •          Windows Installer.

StoStop the services as shown below (Screenshots):

Step 2:

Once the services are stopped, the next thing you need to do is to go to C:\Windows and rename the folder called SoftwareDistribution to something like SoftwareDistribution.old. (Screenshots attached below).

Step 3:

Upon doing these two steps, you need to restart the computer and check for updates. That will fix the problem and if the problem persists. We are available 24/7.


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