Microsoft update not updating

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Next, press Enter and the Windows Services dialog will appear.

Now scroll down until you see the Windows Update service, right-click on it and choose Stop.

In order to switch from Windows Update to Microsoft Update, you can visit this Microsoft site which works for all versions of Windows.

Another way to do it would be to launch Windows Update like you normally do and then click the appropriate link as indicated below.

Generally, if it isn't restarting your PC in the middle of an incredibly important piece of work, Windows Update tends to whirr away unobtrusively in the background of Windows 10, downloading updates as it when it needs to.

However, if Windows Update becomes stuck, the first port of call is to check out this list of the most common upgrade and installation error codes.

Other times, Windows 10 just fancies doing its own thing for a while, slowing your eagerly awaited update to a crawl.

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Read on to learn how to fix common problems with Windows updates.

When you are using an Office 365 installation of Office 2013 or Office 2016, then the updates will not be offered via Windows Update but will be installed automatically.

You can manually check for updates from within any Office application.

Once you have deleted everything, go back to the Services dialog and right-click on the Windows Update service and choose Start.

All the files and folders will be re-created and hopefully you can start downloading updates for your PC.

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