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    Windows Update - Reset

    Windows Update - Reset

    How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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    How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


       Information
    This will show you how to reset Windows Update view update history, and how to reset and re-register Windows Update Components if you are having a problem updating with Windows Update.






    OPTION ONE

    To Only Reset Windows Update History


       Note
    Resetting Windows Update using this option will clear the view update history details list (cache).

    This will not actually uninstall any of your currently installed Windows Update. They will just not be listed anymore. Any new Windows Update installed after the reset will show up in the view update history list as normal though.

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download this file below.
    Reset_Windows_Update_History.bat


    Download

    2. Save the .bat file to your Desktop.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

    4. If prompted by UAC click/tap on Run, then Yes/Continue (if administrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user).

    5. You will now see an elevated command prompt open and run. When it's finished, it will close automatically.

    6. If opened, close and reopen Windows Update to verify that it has been reset.
    Windows Update - Reset-reset.jpg

    Windows Update - Reset-update_history.jpg
    7. Resetting the Windows Update history will also restore the default language packs being listed in Windows Upate again in the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions after you check for updates next.
    Windows Update - Reset-language_packs.jpg



    OPTION TWO

    To Reset and Re-register Windows Update Components


    NOTE: This option is the Windows version of: How do I reset Windows Update components?. It will reset Windows Update Components and re-register the BITS files and the Windows Update files to help fix Windows Update errors. This option will not clear the view update history details list as it does in OPTION ONE above.
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download this file below.
    Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components.bat


    Download

    2. Save the .bat file to your Desktop.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

    4. If prompted by UAC click on Run, then Yes/Continue (if administrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user).

    5. You will now see an elevated command prompt open and run. When it's finished, it will close automatically.

    6. Restart the computer afterwards to apply.

    7. If this still does not help, then run the Microsoft Fix it tool here:



    OPTION THREE

    To Reset and Re-register Windows Update Components AND Reset Update History in One Easy Click



       Note
    This option combines OPTION ONE and OPTION TWO above in one .bat file.

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download this file below.
    Reset_Windows_Update_Full.bat


    Download


    2. Save the .bat file to your Desktop.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

    4. If prompted by UAC click/tap on Run, then Yes/Continue (if administrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user).

    5. You will now see an elevated command prompt open and run. When it's finished, it will close automatically.

    6. Restart the computer afterwards to apply.

    7. If this still does not help, then run the Microsoft Fix it tool here:
    That's it,
    Shawn







  1. Posts : 2,736
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       #1

    Another awesome tutorial. Had no idea this could even be done!

    Cheers!
    Robert
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  2. Posts : 70,719
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       #2

    You're most welcome Robert. Thank you. :)
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  3. Posts : 11,408
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       #3

    Nice one,Shawn.

    Will do all MS update or just win?

    Ray.
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       #4

    Good one !! Thanks Shawn !!
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  5. Posts : 70,719
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       #5

    theog said:
    Nice one,Shawn.

    Will do all MS update or just win?

    Ray.
    Hello Ray,

    It basically just deletes the "View update history", then re-registers all Windows Update DLL files to usually solve any update failures or errors. Essentially a reset if Windows Update goes out in Windows 7.
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    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #6

    Nice tutorial, this will be very handy :)

    Thanks Shawn
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  7. Posts : 5,056
    Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
       #7

    Nice one, Shawn! Handy.
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  8. Posts : 11,408
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       #8

    Brink said:
    theog said:
    Nice one,Shawn.

    Will do all MS update or just win?

    Ray.
    Hello Ray,

    It basically just deletes the "View update history", then re-registers all Windows Update DLL files to usually solve any update failures or errors. Essentially a reset if Windows Update goes out in Windows 7.
    Hi Shawn

    I am going down my Charlotte's over the weekend, Charlotte has a MS Office update play up.
    Tool will be coming with me.
    Ray.
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  9. Posts : 70,719
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       #9

    Very nice. :)
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