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  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #10

    Windows Update Servive Cannot be stopped


    Brink,

    Further to my last post I restarted instead of rebooting and upon checking saw that Windows Update service was running. I attempted to stop the service using the properties menu but received the message as shown below.

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  2. Posts : 64,544
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Archquark,

    You might see if you may be able to do this while in Safe Mode instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #12

    Windows Update Problem Still Occuring After Safe Mode Operation


    Brink,

    I entered safe mode and checked windows update service and noted that it was already stopped. I ran bat file in safe mode and it ran and finished. I attempted a restart but computer kept returning to safe mode. I opened msconfig and opted out of safe mode and restarted in normal. Windows Update appears to work and states the computer was up to date. I checked update history but there was none shown where before there was several updates. Retried windows update and it appeared to operate correctly again. Still no updates showing which had been installed previously.

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  4. Posts : 64,544
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #13

    That's great news. It's fixed for you now.

    The reset also clears your update history.
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #14

    Brink said:
    That's great news. It's fixed for you now.

    The reset also clears your update history.
    Thanks Brink, appreciate your taking time to help!
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  6. Posts : 64,544
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #15

    You're most welcome. :)
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  7. Posts : 56,489
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #16

    Archquark said:
    Brink,

    I entered safe mode and checked windows update service and noted that it was already stopped. I ran bat file in safe mode and it ran and finished. I attempted a restart but computer kept returning to safe mode. I opened msconfig and opted out of safe mode and restarted in normal. Windows Update appears to work and states the computer was up to date. I checked update history but there was none shown where before there was several updates. Retried windows update and it appeared to operate correctly again. Still no updates showing which had been installed previously.

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    Archquark, the Update History will only show what was installed/failed through WU (Windows Update). It is basically a running log of WU History. Even though Shawn's tutorial batch file will clean out the history, the actual status of updates is still available. The history and the installed base are stored in two different places. To see the actual status of installed updates, do one of the following:

    Click on "Uninstall Updates" in upper left corner of update history (it will not start uninstalling anything, it's safe)....

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    or navigate in control panel to "Installed Updates"...

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    You could also search, type "installed updates"...

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    Any of these will show you the actual installed updates, security and hotfixes and cumulative, but not such things as Windows Defender updates or Flash updates.

    Cheers! Tomcat
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  8. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #17

    Thanks F14Tomcat, I appreciate the information. I probably saw this info before but my 66 year old memory is not as good as it once was.
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  9. Posts : 56,489
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #18

    Archquark said:
    Thanks F14Tomcat, I appreciate the information. I probably saw this info before but my 66 year old memory is not as good as it once was.
    You're welcome! Your memory better than mine by 1 year!
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #19

    Hello guys, thank you for your guide.
    I downloaded the .bat, executed, and now all Windows apps are unrecognized from Windows 10
    Also when I launch the taskmanager, Windows say with a Yellow alarm that the task manager is unrecognized
    I rebooted my SP4 and the problem still here.
    Could you help me to fix it?

    Update: sfc /scannow (it was locked for a while at 100% oddly) or something in background, fixed the problem
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