How to Troubleshoot Windows 10 Updating Problems
Windows 10 is Microsoft latest operating system to date. It’s been patronized by millions of users around the world after the problematic update of Microsoft’s Windows 7 to Windows 8 and 8.1. The last two versions were relatively horrendous, and Windows 10 seemed to have solved these issues. However, we all know that there is no such thing as perfect software, therefore implying that Windows 10 still has its set of glitches and sometimes PC users are still having a hard time troubleshooting them. This article aims to help you troubleshoot and solve some of the most common Windows 10 Updating problems in a jiffy.
1. Couldn’t upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8. (and even 8,1).
People would do almost everything it takes just to get out of the old Windows 7 and the evident lagging problems of Windows 8. Some people get stuck at 7 or 8, and couldn’t seem to find a way out. Well, say no more, since all you have to do is to open the Control Panel, run your Windows Update and check to see whether your PC, while at Windows 7 or 8.1 is fully up to date. Otherwise it really wouldn’t update to Windows 10 if you’re not on your current OS version. If this wouldn’t work, there are various tools that could be downloaded online that could help solve the more complicated aspects of this problem.
2. Turning off forced updates.
Sometimes, there are people who wouldn’t want to further update their current version of Windows 10 because, let’s face it: updates are annoying and take time. These updates keep the latest versions of the things the common population might not even be aware that they’re using such updates. In other words, we want to stop updating and put an end to those seemingly endless waiting time just to be up-to-date.
Now in order to solve this issue, all you have to do, especially for Windows 10 Pro users, is to get into the Start Menu, then search for ‘gpedit’ and run the Group Policy Editor. The next thing is to expand the computer configuration in the left-hand side and navigate through Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update. Afterwards, double-click the “Configure Automatic Updates” button in the list the select the Enabled radio button. You can then see the left-hand box; select “2” Which is to notify for download and notify for install. Click OK at this point and…poof! You’ll now be notified whenever you would want to continue or not with installing.
Those are the top two problems concerning Windows 10 updates, and the easy ways to solve them.