Here's What To Do If Windows Update Keeps Turning Itself Off
Here's What To Do If Windows Update Keeps Turning Itself Off

Recently, lots of Windows users have claimed that they are experiencing a problem during the Windows update. Windows 10 users have reported that the Windows Updates is automatically turning off. So, if you are also experiencing the same problem, then check out some of the best methods to resolve Windows Update Keeps Turning off.

Well, if we talk about the list of best desktop operating systems, without any doubt, it will be Windows dominating the list. Microsoft’s Windows 10 is right now the most used and best desktop operating system. The operating system is now powering the majority of desktop computers and laptops.

Compared to all other desktop operating systems, Microsoft’s Windows provides users far more features and options. However, just like all other desktop operating systems, Windows also has few bugs. Not only bugs, but Windows is also prone to security risks. To fix potential security issues and bugs, Microsoft release Windows update frequently.

These Windows updates often provide essential security features and contain much-needed bug fixes for smooth performance. Recently, lots of Windows users have claimed that they are experiencing a problem during the Windows update. Windows 10 users have reported that the Windows Updates is automatically turning off.

Windows 10 users are seeing a notification pop-up which tells that the Windows Updates has been turned off. This thing happens automatically and its creating havoc within the users. So, if you are also experiencing the same problem, then check out some of the best methods to resolve Windows Update Keeps Turning off.

#1 Disable Antivirus & Firewall

As we all know, Antivirus and Firewall tools sometimes conflict with third-party software. Not only third-party services but some Antivirus & Firewall tools also block Windows update installation. So, if you have just found that your ‘Windows update turned off’ automatically after installing a new security tool, then you need to disable it.

Disable The Antivirus & Firewall
Disable The Antivirus & Firewall

If your Antivirus solution has a firewall option, then you need to disable that as well. Just open the security tools and check for firewall option. Disable it or add Windows update to the exclusion list. Similarly, you need to add Windows update to the exclusion list of Antivirus as well.

#2 Make changes to the Registry

Well, if you have manually disabled the Windows update from the Registry or Windows Services, then you need to follow some of the simple steps listed below. Here we are going to add a new entry to the registry to fix the ‘Windows update turned off’ error message. Follow, some of the simple steps given below to make changes to the registry.

Step 1. First of all, right click on the Windows button and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

Make changes to the Registry
Make changes to the Registry

Step 2. Now on the Command Prompt window, type in the following command and hit Enter –

‘reg add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update” /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f’

Make changes to the Registry
Make changes to the Registry

Step 3. Now type this command and hit Enter –

‘sc config wuauserv start= auto’

Make changes to the Registry
Make changes to the Registry

That’s it, you are done! Now just restart your computer to fix the ‘Windows update turned off’ pop-up notification.

#3 Reset the Windows Components

Well, follow this method only if you have turned off the Windows updates from the Windows Services. Since you have disabled the required components to check for Windows updates, you need to reset them. Follow some of the simple steps listed below to reset Windows components.

Step 1. First of all, right click on the Windows Start menu and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 2. Now on the Command Prompt Window type in ‘net stop bits’

Step 3. Next, type in ‘net stop wuauserv’ and hit Enter.

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 4. Now type in ‘net stop appidsvc’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 5. Now type in the following command = ‘net stop cryptsvc’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 6. Next type in ‘Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 7. Next type in ‘Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 8. Now type in ‘net start bits’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 9. Now type ‘net start wuauserv’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 10. Next type in ‘net start appidsvc’ and hit enter.

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

Step 11. Next type in ‘net start cryptsvc’

Reset the Windows Components
Reset the Windows Components

You need to type in the following commands on the command prompt to Reset the Windows components. Once done, restart your computer to fix the ‘Windows update turned off’ notification.

So, these are the three best methods to fix the ‘Windows update turned off’ from Windows 10. If you know any other method to fix the error, let us know in the comment box below.



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Amarnath Chakraborty
Amarnath Chakraborty is the content writer at Tech Viral. He writes/edits about how-to tips, tutorials especially on Social Networks, Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet etc.

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