How to Fix Windows Update Cannot Currently Check for Updates

by Emily Johnson Technical Advisor

Windows provides various features like updating, checking, and scanning for various updates. Apart from these features, Windows also check for recent updates as these updates fix various bugs and harmful issues while working on Windows 10. Updates are not for checking security attributes as they may affect the compatibility features and various stability settings.

Sometimes, users encounter various issues that prevent their Windows from checking recent updates. It might appear with error codes on your screen. Follow these instructions to fix the not checking updates issue on your device:

Running Windows Update Troubleshooting Program

Windows has a built-in troubleshooting program that enables users to check for recent updates and issues. After that, it fixes those issues on its own. To do so, follow these instructions:

  • First of all, hit the “Search” tab to activate and then enter “Troubleshoot” into the provided box.
  • A list of options will expand on your device, then hit the option troubleshooting.
  • After that, tap the option “Fix Problems with Windows Update,” followed by the Next tab.
  • Then, hit the “Restart” option to reboot your device and then try to download the recent updates.

Disabling Windows Update Feature

The “Control Panel” section allows the user to toggle between the options On and Off related to Windows Update. This feature fixes the issue of not checking updates. To apply this feature, pursue these instructions:

  • First of all, hit the “Windows Update” from the resulting options.
  • Then, tap the “Change Settings” option.
  • Navigate to “Important Updates” and then press the option “Never Check for Updates.”
  • After that, tap the “OK” button.
  • This method will vary based on the version of the latest Windows 10. You are required to disable and then turn on the feature to resume the service.
  • Now, check that the system is working and checking updates properly.

Removing the History of Windows Update

Sometimes, this error arises due to malfunctioning and corruption of temporary files that help to update any of your Windows. If the temporary files get corrupted, then it is advised to remove them from your device. Follow these steps to remove them:

  • First and foremost, tap the “Window” key and R tab on your keyboard to launch the Run dialog box on your screen.
  • After that, enter the keyword “services.msc,” followed by the enter key.
  • Then, apply the right mouse, click on the option “Windows Update.”
  • Now, tap on the “Stop” option.
  • After that, you have to launch Windows Explorer and then search for the following path:


  • Then, search and remove the folders that are related to “Software Distribution.”
  • Now, return to the windows associated with the “Control Panel.”
  • Next, apply right click on the option “Windows Update Service.”
  • After that, hit the “Start” option.
  • Then, reboot your device.
  • Now, try to run the “Windows Update” option.

Updating RST Driver

This annoying error might also occur due to corrupted, missing, and outdated RST drivers. If you find your RST drivers corrupted, then it is recommended to upgrade it.

  • You can do it manually by visiting the official site of Intel and then manually update the driver.
  • You have to look for the updated and compatible driver that suits your device.
  • Make sure that the driver you are updating should not flash such error on your device.

Emily Johnson is a Microsoft product expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Emily has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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