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.
Solution: Microsoft Fix It Tool
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.
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
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
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