When you launch Settings and click Windows Update, the Windows Update page may show the following error:
Something went wrong; Try to reopen Settings Later
The Windows Update service (
wuauserv) enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.
If the Windows Update service is missing in the Services MMC console in your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer, use the registry fix in this article to restore it.
Your Windows 7 computer may hang or get stuck when checking for updates, and consume high CPU time, thus bringing the system to a halt. This happens even though you have the Windows 7 SP1 installed.
This post tells you how to fix the problem.Read more
Windows Update has the habit of pushing driver updates silently into your system. Sometimes, the drivers offered by Microsoft for your devices may cause problems. It’s always the best idea to only update the drivers directly from the device manufacturer’s site.
Sometimes, we may have to roll back the drivers auto-installed by Windows Update. For example, Realtek drivers pushed out by Windows Update caused problems for some users. So let’s see how to prevent Windows Update from automatically installing device drivers.Read more