Error: Error configuring Windows updates What is it? Windows 10 comes with its own default automatic update utility designed by Microsoft, it is designed to automatically download updates for all Windows components, tools and utilities and install them automatically. This utility runs normally in the background without interfering with the workflow. But if you are reading this article, you have been greeted with an error from this utility, which indicates the Windows update configuration error error mentioned above.
Along with the error (the way Windows reports what went wrong), it will also inform you that you are undoing the changes and that you shouldn't shut down the machine. You need to follow these instructions and follow them, as rebooting or shutting down the machine at this point can damage the central file system, depending on the failed update. This process can take up to an hour or more, so be prepared to wait, and if you have a laptop, it's probably best to plug the charger into the nearest outlet.
Once the blue screen goes away, your PC should, in theory, go back to normal. Otherwise, you can read it to see if you find a solution that works for you.
First, we'll create a system restore point, just to be safe and have insurance if anything goes wrong.
A system restore point is a collection of personal data and other important Windows data from that particular moment you create it, stored in compressed form in one location, so that you can use it to go back to the same settings over time. point system was created.
Now you can go ahead and try to fix the problem.
Method 1: Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
1- Right-click the Start button to open the Start menu.
2- Select and open the Control Panel.
3- Low Security system, click Find and Troubleshoot.
4- Now, in the next window, look for - Fixed problems with Windows updates, in the System and security section.
5- Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter as administrator and select the checkbox that says: Apply repairs automatically.
6- Click on Next
7- The troubleshooter will now run and process Windows files for errors and issues.
Once done, it will show its results, if possible the troubleshooter will have fixed them and you are good to go.
If not, you can always try the next method.
Method 2: clear the Windows Update cache
During the Windows update, the utility downloads a significant amount of data locally to the PC hard drive to apply the updates. Windows is designed to keep a cache for faster and smoother operation of the background update process. Now we can try to clear this cache to get rid of the error.
But before you start clearing the cache, you will need to stop some services that are already running; otherwise, Windows will prevent it from doing so.
To stop the service, follow these simple steps
1- Go to the search box on the taskbar located at the bottom left of your PC.
2- In the search box on the taskbar and search services.msc
3- Once the window is open, search for the Windows update among all the other active services
4- right click on it and select stop, or double click on it and select stop
Either way, it will stop the Windows update service.
5- Similarly, scroll through all active services and search -Smart fund transfer service and stop it.
You can now clear the Windows update cache.
To do this, go to the following path
C: Windows SoftwareDistribution
You will see several folders, you need to find those called Data warehouse and download.
Once found, open and delete all its contents with administrator privileges.
Windows may warn you that doing so may damage your file system, but don't worry, deleting the contents of these folders will not damage your operating system files in any way.
Once this is done, restart the previously disabled services in the same way you stopped them. You can then restart your PC and see if that fixed your error.
This should and probably will fix the error error when configuring Windows updates.