Updating windows update agent
Now let’s dive into method 1With growing volume of windows updates packages, the process of selecting the suitable package for your system can be very time-consuming for the windows update agent.
In fact, several people have reported that “Checking for updates” step toke them about an hour after which windows update started working properly and detected the packages required for your system.
While one could try restarting the system, re-initiating the Windows Update service, rolling back previous updates if possible, troubleshooting Windows Update, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, it may not always work.
Usually, to debug Windows Update errors, an administrator needs to analyze the error codes in the log file %windir%\Windows (in Windows 10, you can get Windows in this way).
The number of possible errors that an administrator may encounter when analyzing the Windows update log is dozens (a complete list of Windows Update errors) and the process of resolving them is non-trivial.
It will configure the services and registry keys related to Windows Update for default settings.
It will also clean up files related to Windows Update, in addition to BITS related data.