Reset Windows Update Agent

This Script allow reset the Windows Update Agent resolving issues with Windows Update.
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  • Thank you for this.
    1 Posts | Last post May 17, 2018
    • Manuel, thanks so much for this.
      I had several domain PCs that couldn't update W10 Pro to version 1803. 
      I'd tried several other manual methods and a couple of batch files, but your script is the first one to fix the issue.
  • list of RWUC...Run #2 only?
    1 Posts | Last post May 15, 2018
    • ...I am having trouble updating Win 10 Pro to version 1803...
      This is  what is presented when running the Reset Windows Update Components tool at the Command prompt (run as Admin) for Windows 10: 
      Microsoft Windows 10 [Version: 10.0.16299.371]
      Reset Windows Update Tool.
      This tool reset the Windows Update Components.
          1. Opens the system protection.
          2. Resets the Windows Update Components.
          3. Deletes the temporary files in Windows.
          4. Opens the Internet Explorer options.
          5. Runs Chkdsk on the Windows partition.
          6. Runs the System File Checker tool.
          7. Scans the image for component store corruption.
          8. Checks whether the image has been flagged as corrupted.
          9. Performs repair operations automatically.
          10. Cleans up the superseded components.
          11. Deletes any incorrect registry values.
          12. Repairs/Resets Winsock settings.
          13. Searches Windows updates.
          14. Explores other local solutions.
          15. Explores other online solutions.
          16. Downloads the Diagnostic Tools.
          17. Restarts your PC.
      ?. Help.    0. Close.
      Select an option:
      Thanks Manual F. Gil for posting this script, I hope just running #2 works.
      #2=SoftwareDistribution folder (previously ~9.3GB) is backed up to 
      SoftwareDistribution.bak and the new SoftwareDistribution folder is only ~180MB!
  • automation
    2 Posts | Last post May 14, 2018
    • Is it possible to automate this to perform the 'fix' without needing to require user input?  Trying to deploy a fix silently without involving the users.
    • Hi Shadimar,
      You can automatizate also functions for command line in the latest versions. If you want, you can download this version in the page
      For more information:
  • Mi Salvador
    2 Posts | Last post May 14, 2018
    • I've trying to install an update for months and your script made just what it was needed. As we would say in Spain: te debo una. Many thanks!
    • Hi Gonszo,
      ¡Con mucho gusto! ¡Un agrazo cordial!
  • Works perfectly
    2 Posts | Last post May 14, 2018
    • I used the script in Windows Server 2012R2 that was not updating for about 6 months. It worked perfectly. A real miracle maker !!!!!
    • Thanks so much ppsilva2,
      I really appreciate your comment.
  • I ran the Reset Windows update
    2 Posts | Last post April 21, 2018
    • I ran the Reset Windows update and it indicated that I have to run the same as Administrator but there is no way for me to do so in the updat
    • Hi BXBRACE,
      In this link you can find several ways to run as administrator:
  • Still have pending updates
    2 Posts | Last post February 28, 2018
    • I ran the Reset Windows Update Tool >> option 2, Reset the Windows Update Components.
      I reboot my Windows 10 Pro 64-bit PC and ran Control Panel >> Windows Update troubleshooter.
      The troubleshooter runs and under Download and install pending updates, it states:
      Did you know that there are pending updates for this machine? Choose the "Apply this fix" option below to start the update process in the background immediately.
      Can I assume from this message that the Reset Windows Update Tool, has not worked as expected? TIA
    • Hi Avant,
      If the updates have been installed without problems lately, Windows Update does not present any issue. Otherwise, I recommend repairing the Windows installation.
  • Link wont download any file
    2 Posts | Last post February 28, 2018
    • Heeeeeelp
    • Hi FreeTyler,
      Try download it in
  • Update Orchestrator service reset?
    2 Posts | Last post February 07, 2018
    • Is the new Update Orchestrator service in Windows 10 also reset?
    • Hi Elcap1tan,
      This tool only reset the Windows Update services. The Orchestrator service is not part of these services.
  • Does this script work on Windows 7 64bit professional?
    2 Posts | Last post February 07, 2018
    • Windows update stopped working on my Lenovo Think Pad which is about 4 years old. I have tried a lot of different fixes and none have worked.  I am reluctant to do a system restore.  Will this script work on my computer which runs Windows 7 64 bit professional?  I read through some of the Q and As and you mention it is for "home" use.  I use this computer at home and at my office.  I am the only user.  Please respond.  Thanks.
    • This tool can restore to some extent the Windows Update settings. However, it is not advisable to use it on computers that have configured domains or Group Policy since these configurations may be lost.
      If your PC doesn't have these configurations, you can try this solution.
      For more information see
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