Fix: Windows Update Missing from Settings in Windows 10/11

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If the Windows Update option (and the “Check for Updates” button) is missing in Settings, it may be due to a group policy or registry-based policy setting.

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Despite this issue, you’re able to install updates manually by downloading the .msu package from the Microsoft Update Catalog.Read more

Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform)

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Windows 11 users are seeing the error 0x80070643 (“Fatal error during installation”) when installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform) via Windows Update. Here’s the error message verbatim: Updates failed Update for Windows Security platform – KB5007651 (Version 1.0.2109.27002) Install error – 0x80070643 [Fix] Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 Many users have indicated that the following … Read more

Restore Missing Windows Update (wuauserv) Service in Windows 10/11

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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.

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RELATED: Missing Windows Update service can cause the error “0x80070424 – The specified service does not exist as an installed service”. This has been addressed in the article Error 0x80070424 in Windows Update and Microsoft Store

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.

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How to Stop Windows Update from Installing Driver Updates

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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