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How to rename Software Distribution and fix Windows update issues.

2023-10-07

You need to first stop the Automatic Updates:


Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:

 

a. Click "Start", click"Run", type "services.msc" (without the quotation marks), and then click "OK".

b. Right-click the "Automatic Updates" service.

c. Click "Stop". The service will take a moment to stop.

 

2. Rename C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution to C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution_old, and backup the folder to an alternate location.

 

3. Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:

 

a. Click "Start", click "Run", type "services.msc" (without the quotation marks), and then click "OK".

b. Right-click the "Automatic Updates" service, and then click "Start".


By doing this, you will be able to create a new software distribution to fix the issues that you have with Windows 10 updates.

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