Fix Windows Update (Windows 7)

This is for educational purposes only.


Open Command Prompt

1. Click the Start Menu

2. Type in cmd

3. Right click the cmd icon and run as administrator


In the prompt window follow the sequence below:


4. net stop wuauserv (hit Enter key)

5. net stop bits (hit Enter key)


In Windows Explorer:


6. Go to the folder windows\software distribution\download (delete everything in there)

7. Go to the folder windows\software distribution\DataStore (delete everything in there)

8. Go to the folder windows\software distribution\DataStore\Logs (delete everything in there)

9. Go to the folder windows\software distribution\PostRebootEventCache (delete everything in there)


Return to Command Prompt


10. net start wuauserv (hit Enter key)

11. net start bits (hit Enter key)


Finished

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