Windows Update and Automatic Update Reset (Fix It) Tool


Have trouble installing updates from Windows Update? Check out the Windows Update Reset Tool written by the Fix-It Team at Microsoft. This tool resolves most of the Windows Update and Automatic Update issues by resetting the Windows Update configuration.

This tool automates the most common fixes (including DLL registration) to issues with the Windows Update site. This Fix it Solution has two modes Default and Agressive. You should run the Fix it solution in Default mode and determine if it resolves your problem with Windows Update before running it in Agressive mode.

Download Windows Update Reset (Fix It) Tool from Microsoft.

Editor’s Note: My friend and fellow MVP Bill Castner lists out the manual troubleshooting steps to fix WU/AU problems. You may like to check out the above link as well.


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3 Comments

  1. Buster Allen
    said this on Thursday, September 26th 2013 12:31 am

    Well the first thing this Fix It app told me to do was that it required XP SP3 to run, so it told me to update to SP3 then re-run the Fix It. WINDOWS UPDATE is not working after a brand new XP/SP2 install. That’s why I’m running this Fix It, so how am I supposed to update to SP3?

  2. said this on Monday, April 8th 2013 4:41 pm

    TANK YOU TANK YOU FERY MUSH!

  3. maverick
    said this on Friday, July 9th 2010 7:35 pm

    i have an HP laptop and run VISTA HOME PREMIUM for an OS.
    when attempting to update my WINDOWS UPDATE (WHICH IS NOT SET ON AUTOMATIC), I keep getting a “WINDOWS UPDATE ERROR 80072efe”.
    an additional window popsup stating “WINDOWS HOST PROCESS HAS STOPPED WORKING”
    this has made my browser very unstable (flashes and opens more than one browser page…tab…window…etc..)
    if you can, please tell me how to rectify this issue.
    thank you so much for listening and thank you in advance for your help
    maverick

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