Fix Windows Update Service Not Running in Windows 10

Are you get error message that Windows Update Service Not Running in Windows 10? it mean windows update service might not be running, even after  restart your computer then after many restart, update still not running.

Fix Windows Update Service Not Running in Windows 10Many error or issues when updating windows 10 caused of many things. Although Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates to make sure your device is secure and up to date. Also to receiving the latest features and security updates, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected.

Note: Before you trying any of the solutions below, make sure back up your personal files. You can use File History to back up your files to another drive or insert a USB drive and use File Explorer to drag and copy important files to the USB drive. If you’re signing into Windows with a Microsoft account, your system settings will be automatically restored after updating, once you’re connected to the Internet.

Set up your backup
Press Windows key + I > Update & security > Backup > Add a drive then choose an external drive or network location for your backups.If you’re missing an important file or folder, follow steps below to get it back:

  1. Type Restore files in the search box on the taskbar, and then select Restore your files with File History.
  2. Look for the file you need, then use the arrows to see all its versions.
  3. When you find the version you want, select Restore to save it in its original location. To save it in a different place, press and hold (or right-click) Restore, select Restore to, and then choose a new location.

Restart to apply installed updates

Go to Start  > Power , and select either Update and restart or Update and shut down. 

Free up drive space

Make sure that your device has enough space. Your device requires at least 16 GB of free space to upgrade a 32-bit OS, or 20 GB for a 64-bit OS. If your device has a small hard drive, you may need to insert a USB drive to update it.  

If your PC is running low on storage, learn more: How to free up drive space in Windows 10

Run Windows Update again

After trying the preceding steps, run Windows Update again by going to Start > Settings  > Update & Security > Windows Update  > Check for updates. Download and install any new updates.

Disconnect external hardware

Remove any external storage devices and drives, docks, and other hardware plugged into your device that isn’t needed for basic functionality. 

Update third-party drivers

If you’ve added hardware to your device, check for third-party driver updates and installation instructions on the hardware manufacturer’s website.

Check Device Manager for errors

  1. Select Start. In the search box on the taskbar, type device manager. 
  2. Choose Device Manager from the results.
  3. In the window that appears, look for any device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. (You may have to select each category to view the list of devices). Select the device name.
  4. Go to Action.
  5. Select either Update driver or Uninstall to correct the errors. 

Run Windows Update as an administrator

You may not have permission to install some updates if your account doesn’t have Administrator access. If someone else at home or in your office has an Administrator account on your device, try logging in and updating using that account.

Note: If you still get Windows Update Service Not Running in Windows 10, next steps follow methods below:

1. Run the troubleshooter Windows Update

  1. Press Windows key + I > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter.
  2. Wait process to finish then try on Windows Update > Check for updates.Check for Updates Windows 10

2. Download Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter

  1. Download the Windows Update Troubleshooter then select Open or Save in the pop-up window.
  2. After it select Next and follow the steps in the wizard to find and fix problems with Windows 10 Update.

3. Download Servicing Stack Update (SSU)

  1. Please determine whether you are using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. Press Windows key + I > System > About > System type.
  2. Download the version of the latest SSU that matches your version and bit level (32 or 64) of Windows from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

    Windows Version SSU Package Date Released

    Windows 10

    4093430

    April 2018

    Windows 10 1607

    4485447

    February 2019

    Windows 10 1703

    4487327

    February 2019

    Windows 10 1709

    4485448

    February 2019

    Windows 10 1803

    4485449

    February 2019

    Windows 10 1809

    4470788

    December 2018

  3. Restart your device then Windows Update > Check for updates.Check for Updates Windows 10

4. Fix Windows 10 file corruption

  1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, right click the Windows button then select Command Prompt (Admin). If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow or Yes.
  2. Type the following command then press Enter.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Note It might take several minutes for the command operation to be completed.

  1. Type the following command and press Enter.
sfc /scannow

Note It might take several minutes for the command operation to be completed.

  1. Close the command prompt, and then run Windows Update again.

Note: if you still get Windows 10 Update Errors & Issues, learn more: Windows 10 Update Failed to Install.

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