“Possible error detected in the Windows Update database” Fixed

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Catherine Le Nevez
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support.microsoft.com

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Windows Update is a service that helps keep your Windows operating system up to date with the latest features, security patches, bug fixes, latest drivers, and more. This service is available for all Windows operating systems starting with Windows 98. There are no special requirements for it. All you need is a functional operating system and network connectivity to download and install applications.


However, Windows Update comes with its own set of problems. It is often buggy and can throw random errors, preventing you from continuing with the download and installation. If left unattended, the update will never complete and the system may start facing delays and even get damaged. Therefore, it is important to correct the error or problems.


For example, you can often encounter this Windows update error "A possible error was detected in the Windows Update database". This error appears when using the Windows Update troubleshooter for corrupted system files or when Windows Update is unable to connect to the Windows folder on drive C. Although there are no known other causes for this error, the good news is it can be fixed.

Let's see how.

Solution: When disabling and enabling the Windows update service

Step 1: Go to Home at the desk and type Services in the search field.

Step 2: Left click on the result to open the file Supervisor window.

Step 3: A Services window, go to the right side and look Windows update on the list.


Step 4: Right click on Windows update and select Stop in the context menu.



Step 5: Now press the button Win + E keys together on the keyboard to open the file Browser on file.

Step 6: Now on the left side of the file Browser on file find the window What PC and left click on it.

Step 7: Then go to the right side of the file Browser on file window, scroll down and find C Drive (Local disk (C 🙂). Double click to open it.


Step 8: Now follow the path below to reach the Data warehouse binder:

C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDataStore

Step 9: Once you get to the Data warehouse folder, press Ctrl + A keys together on the keyboard to select all files on it and press the key To remove button.

Step 10: Now exit the file Browser on fileand go back to the file Head of services window. Go to Windows update service again, right click and this time select the file Home to restart the service.

That's all. Your Windows Update service is up and running again, and you can now continue to download and install updates without any errors appearing.

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