How do I reset Windows Update components?

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    If you receive a Windows Update error, try Solutions for common Windows Update errors.

    Automatically reset Windows Update components
    To automatically reset Windows Update components, run the appropriate Windows Update diagnostic, and then follow the on-screen instruction.

    Windows 10
    Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 10.

    Windows 8.1,Windows 8, and Windows 7
    Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

    Manually reset Windows Update components

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/971058


    Reset Windows Update Agent
    This Script allow reset the Windows Update Agent resolving issues with Windows Update.

    https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/reset-windows-update-agent-d824badc

    please note this script is to be used in safe mode only
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
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