Updating the windows update agent
While Windows Updates works smoothly most of the time, users may at times encounter issues while running Windows Update – like for instance – despite updates being available, the service might not detect and install them, updates might get not get installed properly, thus creating issues, the Windows Update service might be stuck at ‘updating’ and not update at all, and so on.While one could try restarting the system, re-initiating the Windows Update service, rolling back previous updates if possible, troubleshooting Windows Update, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, it may not always work.Automatic Updates still requires Windows Update, Cryptographic Services, Background Intelligent Transfer Service, and Windows Event Log to be running.
Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.We had earlier also taken a look at another tool called Reset Windows Update Agent Tool that lets you reset the WU Agent to default values.This tool been updated to be compatible with Windows Creator update and has been downloaded by more than 100,000 users.That old WU Agent worked just fine until Microsoft changed the update servers.The info coming back from the servers seems to now cause high RAM/CPU usage for some computers...
If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API. Service Name (registry): wuauserv Display Name: Windows Update C:\Windows\system32\-k netsvcs Account: Local System account Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.