Reinstalling Windows updater

  1. Posts : 191
    Windows 10

    Reinstalling Windows updater


    Is there a way to reinstall Windows Updater in Windows 10?

    I had some language packs installed and they stopped working so I removed them to reinstall them and I was having an issue doing that where they are constantly failing to install where the updater says THE FOLLOWING UPDATES FAILED TO INSTALL (Then the language pack I was install in the main window).

    Upon researching this one site recommended trouble shooting the updater so I went into the CP and the trouble shooter and ran it on the updater and it responded that there were issues and if I wanted to apply the fix so I said yes apply the fix. It ran the fix and returned that everything that was basically broken or out of place was fixed and to try again what I had been trying to do. So I ran the language pack install again and same thing failed again.

    So I went back and rescanned the updater and same thing same errors. This time I tried the same thing but when completed I was curious so I rescanned the updater immediately after applying the fix and same thing so it is obviously not properly fixing the updater.

    So I was hoping a reinstall of the updater might resolve this issue but want to make sure if it is possible that I do it properly.

    So how can I do this if it is possible so I can hopefully fix this issue!
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  2. Posts : 35,401
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, I understand Windows update is not working for you and you have run the Windows Update troubleshooter.

    Please precede any steps with this:
    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    then from an admin command prompt run
    sfc /scannow
    and do not proceed if not clear.

    Once the above steps have passed, you might try:
    Script Reset Windows Update Agent

    A lengthy technical approach is given here:
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  3. Posts : 5,478

    Alternatively you could try this Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    I ran it today and it worked well for me
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  4. Posts : 191
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    When I try the chkdsk option I get the below result right off

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk c:/f
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
    process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
    checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N) n
    I chose no for now. Thoughts?

    Have not tried the other as time for lunch now so will check back later.
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  5. Posts : 35,401
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    That's what I said.

    If you don't restart, no chkdsk. No chkdsk, no check on file system. A bit self defeating, really...
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  6. Posts : 191
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    NVM My mess up somehow I saw schedule and never finished reading the sentence a DUH moment for me HA HA Sorry. Guess I saw schedule and thought it meant later when I had time type thing never saw restart.
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