Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 using Reset Script

Last Updated on May 14, 2020 by Next Century

Windows updates are an important component of Windows which give you:

  • Known bugs fixed
  • Security patches
  • Major updates and upgrades.
  • New drivers for the hardware devices installed in the computer

But sometimes windows updates can stop working with the most common causes been a failure with an error code or a message ‘Your device is missing important security and quality fixes’.  This article is a guide to reset Windows update completely using a reset script where, resetting Windows updates tends to fix majority of Windows update errors.

The script does the following things:

  • Removes the older Windows update Folders, where the updates are downloaded
  • Re-registers the Windows update files
  • Resets your network connection and BITS service

Please follow these steps to reset Windows update with a script:

  • Download this Windows 10 Reset Script and select keep if prompted as Windows can see it as a security risk

  • Go to your Downloads folder and locate the file, right-click the WuReset2.0 named file and select Run as administrator

    NOTE:  If Windows Smartscreen blocks it, click Run anyway

  • Once the script has finished running, restart your computer and check for the updates again

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