How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 7
This will allow you to reset and re-register Windows Update, and clear the view update history details. It will not uninstall any installed Windows Update.
This can be handy to help if you are having a problem updating with Windows Update.
EXAMPLE: Windows Update after being Reset
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Reset Windows Update Using a BAT File
NOTE: This option does the exact same thing as in OPTION TWO below, but it will do it automatically for you instead.
1. Click on the Download button below to download this file below.
Reset_Windows_Update.bat2. Click on Save, and save the .bat file to your Desktop.
3. Right click on the downloaded .bat file, and click on Run as administrator.
4. If prompted by UAC click on Run, then Yes (if administrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user).
5. You will now see a elevated command prompt open and run. When it's finished, it will close automatically.
6. If opened, close and reopen Windows Update to verify that it has been reset.
Reset Windows Update Using Elevated Command Prompt
1. Open a elevated command prompt (Run as administrator).That's it,
2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste each command below one at a time and press enter after each one.
3. When finished, close the command prompt.
- net stop wuauserv
- rmdir %windir%\softwaredistribution /s /q
- rmdir %windir%\system32\softwaredistribution /s /q
- regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
- regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
- regsvr32 /s atl.dll
- regsvr32 /s wups.dll
- regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
- regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
- regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
- net start wuauserv
4. If opened, close and reopen Windows Update to verify that it has been reset.
Attached Files Reset_Windows_Update.bat (299 Bytes)