Windows Update Service Not Running Error for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016

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Windows Update Service provides the package and security updates for the operating system Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016. As stated it is a service which runs on background. In some cases windows update service may not work or start properly.

Windows Update Service Not Running Error

This error screenshot may change from Windows Operating system versions but the effect is the same. We get Windows Update Service Not Running error or its side effects.

Windows Update Service Not Running Error
Windows Update Service Not Running Error

Solution: Microsoft Fix It Tool

Microsoft provide Microsoft Fix It tool which provides basic solutions to the well known errors. We can download this tool from following link. Select proper operating system version.

https://fix-it-center.en.softonic.com/

Solution: Microsoft Fix It Tool
Solution: Microsoft Fix It Tool

Solution: Start Windows Update Service Manually

Another solution is starting the Windows Update Service. This service may be stopped with different reasons. We can check service status from Services App which can be accessed from  Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services OR simply from Start Menu by writing Services .

Solution: Start Windows Update Service Manually
Solution: Start Windows Update Service Manually

Solution: Restart Windows Update Service Manually

If the Windows Update Service is all ready running try to restart it. Because it may be malfunctioning. We can restart service from Restart item.

Solution: Restart Windows Update Service Manually
Solution: Restart Windows Update Service Manually

Solution: Enable or Automatically Start Windows Update Service Manually

In order to solve this problem persistently we need to enable Windows Update Service. After a system reboot enabled or automatically start will run this service sliently. Open Windows Update Properties by right click Or double click. And than set Startup type as Automatic (Delayed Start) OR Automatic

Solution: Enable or Automatically Start Windows Update Service Manually
Solution: Enable or Automatically Start Windows Update Service Manually

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