How to Fix Windows Update Can’t Check For Current Updates

by James B. software

While updating your Windows 10 operating system to the latest version, you might face certain issues such as Windows update cannot check for current updates. This error occurs on your device because of several reasons. In this article, we will show you how you can fix this issue on your device with easy steps.

Edit Registry

Here are the steps on how to edit the registry:

  1. Tap Windows+ R hotkey on your keyboard and in the search tab type “Regedit” and then tap “Enter button or tap “OK.”
  2. When the registry editor launches, move to the command “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update in the left pane.”
  3. Right-tap on “Auto-update” and then select “Export” in the dropdown menu.
  4. Here you can enter your desired name for File, select save location, and then tap on “Save” option.
  5. In this situation, if anything goes incorrect while modification, then you need to run this File to restore it.
  6. Here you need to enable the “Auto Updates” button that appears in the left pane, here you need to search for the “Reboot required” button.
  7. If it is available “Reboot required” then right-tap on it and then select “Delete” in the dropdown menu.
  8. Now tap “Yes” on the configuration dialogues that appear on your screen.

Make Sure Time and Date Correct

If you are receiving Windows updates cannot check current updates, notification on your device while updating Windows10. Might be this issue occurs due to your incorrect time and date or problem with date and time on your operating system.

Here are the steps on how to check time and date correct on your device:

  1. Right-tap on the clock symbol on your “Taskbar” and then select the “Adjust time and date” button on the dropdown menu.
  2. Now find the “set time automatically” button and disable this feature. Now wait for a couple of minutes and then turn on features again.
  3. After the above process, you need to reboot your operating system and then try to update your Windows or check for improvement.

Necessary Service Running On Your Device

Here are the steps on how to check necessary service running on your device:

  1. Click Windows+ R key on your keyboard and then type “service.msc” in the search tab and then tap”Enter “ button on your keyboard or tap “OK.”
  2. In the service windows, find “background intelligent transfer service” and the double-tap on it to view Properties.
  3. Set Automatic from “startup type” and then tap “Apply” and hit “OK” to save your changes.
  4. Double-tap on “Windows Updates” and then change to startup type from automatic.
  5. After the above process, you need to start Windows service and “Back intelligent Transfer” service.

Delete Windows Corrupted File

Here are the steps on how to delete Windows corrupted File:

  1. Launch the File Explorer and move to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs” directory.
  2. Fine “edb.log” files and then delete or rename it.

Here are the steps on how to delete or rename files:

  1. Click Windows + I hotkey to launch the settings application.
  2. In the settings option tap on “Updates and security.”
  3. Click “Recovery” features in the right hand and then tap on “Restart now” option.
  4. Here you can view a list where you need to select Troubleshoot, hit advanced option and then hit Startup settings.
  5. Now you need to click on the “Restart” option.
  6. Here you will see a list appear on your screen with several options. Tap on the safe mode version that you wish to use by tapping on the appropriate buttons.

Reset Windows Updates Tools

Here are the steps on how to reset Window updates tools:

  1. Tap Windows and x key to launch a command prompt as administrator. Then tap Win +x to select the command prompt and you can also select PowerShell.
  2. In the command line you need to enter the given command one by one and then hit Enter button:
  3. net stop cryptSvc
  4. net stop bits
  5. Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  6. net stop wuauserv
  7. Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  8. net start wuauserv
  9. net start bits
  10. net stop msiserver
  11. net start cryptSvc
  12. net start msiserver

Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at

Source : Windows Update

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