1.    04 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Ohio
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    Windows 10

    Windows can't find wuapp.exe


    I've got windows 10 and when I try to update, I get a message that says, "Windows can't find wuapp.exe"
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  2.    04 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro

    In order to get rid of the error messages you should follow these steps.

    Go into “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” and delete everything in that folder.
    Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in “wuauclt.exe /updatenow”.
    hit enter on keyboard
    or Go to your Control Panel - Windows Update and your Windows 10 should start re-downloading
    from scratch, hopefully without flaws this time.
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  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 295
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi Shawn--I saw your question in my email response but I don't see it here. Anyway I've had Windows 10 for two days now and I just tried to update from Windows 10 and got that message.
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #4
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    Ohio
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    Thread Starter

    Coldy--I appreciate your response but the problem persists. Does anyone else have a suggestion?
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  5.    05 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Coldy--I appreciate your response but the problem persists. Does anyone else have a suggestion?
    Use Windows 10 Troubleshooter to do a system refresh.
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    You could always burn a Windows 10 ISO to a disc then run it from within Windows 10 and perform an upgrade. It's essentially the repair option of Windows XP's setup disk. It restores missing files, fixes corrupt files, fixes invalid settings, etc. I wonder why they removed the repair feature from Windows setup.
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  7.    05 Aug 2015 #7
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    I did a reset as Nave suggested and that took care of the problem. Thanks for your feedback on this.
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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I did a reset as Nave suggested and that took care of the problem. Thanks for your feedback on this.
    Glad to get some good news that something worked! (for a change)
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