Windows 10: Can't open Settings (Windows Update) Solved

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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #11

    There is one odd thing and I don't know if it is related. When I open the Control Panel, the icons for Windows Update, Biometrics, and Performance Information and Tools are all blank, and nothing happens when I click on any of those three items.

    I suppose I don't really care as Windows Update was the only one that I will use, and I can now get to that through the Settings window.
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  2.    08 Jan 2016 #12

    For those, like me, that could not use the posted solution. Try searching for and downloading the full/manual install for KB3081424 from Microsoft (about 150 MB). It fixed the issue for me.
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  3. Posts : 806
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       10 Jan 2016 #13

    If you had the wrong directory permissions for something needed, Settings will not open.
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  4.    22 Jul 2016 #14

    iMeDo said: View Post
    Finally i fix it check this from Microsoft website HERE
    Didn't work.When I added an user account I was unable to open even start menu.
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  5.    07 Sep 2016 #15

    I resolved this problem by removing and then reinstalling the most recent cumulative update for windows 10. It turns out that most of these updates by MS have a disclaimer that says:

    Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3176493

    As soon as I uninstalled the that update my search began to work correctly again, then I just let Windows reinstall the update and all was good.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #16

    I know this thread is old but this should fix it.


    So I had exactly this problem, open settings, go to update and security, screen would flash up then disappear.
    I had been just going through the services and disabling things I thought wasn't needed, so I knew it had to be something I did. So went back and re enabled and found that the problem was the Update Orchestrator Service for Windows Update. This needed to not be disabled, strange thing is that it doesn't get started, but the service needs to not be disabled. Everything works now, kind of sucks because the info about this service led me to believe that it was needed only for administration people doing updates via the network, Anyway got it wrong and this should fix the problem for any other people that have this issue.
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