Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 7 and Windows 8

Applies to: WindowsWindows 7Windows 8

If you get an error code while downloading and installing Windows updates, the Update Troubleshooter can help resolve the problem. 

  • First, make sure you have internet access. Next, download the Update Troubleshooter for Windows 7 and Windows 8, and then run the troubleshooter. When the troubleshooter is finished running, it's a good idea to restart your device.
  • If the problems aren't all resolved, try running the troubleshooter again to check for additional errors, or see Fix Windows Update errors and follow the troubleshooting steps.
  • Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. To continue to receive security updates from Microsoft, you may want to consider upgrading to Windows 10.