My Windows Update has stopped working.

The two Microsoft FixIt & Microsoft Baseline Security gives me errors trying to fix it myself.  What should I do?


1. what exactly is the problem you face? Are you facing problems with Windows updates?

2. What is the full error message that you receive?

3. what Microsoft fixit did you run?

4. did you of recent changes on the computer?

If you are facing problems with the installation of Windows updates, then you can try running the Fixit from link and check if that helps:

How to reset the Windows Update components?

Important: The above article contains steps to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, follow the steps from the link below:

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP

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