Windows update can be a very useful tool, however, it can sometimes cause errors, and in rare cases, it can cause Windows 10 users to disable Windows Update altogether.
- When wuauserv is stopped, WSUS won’t work properly and users will encounter errors.
- To fix this issue, run Windows Update Troubleshooter, update the WSUS server, and restart the service.
- You can also fix the wuauserv stop error by running the Windows update troubleshooter.
Try the SFC and DISM commands
- SFC /SCANNOW command scans your system files to fix any corruptions and errors.
- DISM command can scan and repair your operating system unsigned drivers and software issues.
Run the System File Checker (SFC)
- First, open Run with the Windows + R keyboard shortcut.
- Enter: cmd to open the Command prompt as an administrator.
- Then type sfc /scannow and press the Return key.
- Wait for the SFC scan to finish, and press the Enter key.
Run the Selective Repair
Press the Windows key + X and select Command prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
When Command prompt starts, run the following command: sfc/scannow
- Wait for the process to finish (don’t interrupt it).
Create and Run a System Restore Point
Press Windows Key + R and type system restore. Press Enter or click OK.
In the System Properties window, click the System Restore button.
When System Restore window opens, select Create a restore point and click Next.
When System Restore window opens, click Scan for affected programs.
Wait until the scanning process finishes.
- Click on Show more restore points.
Then, select the restore point and click Next.
- Once System Restore is finished, restart your computer.
Use System Restore
Press Windows Key + S and enter restore. Select Create a restore point from the menu.
Click Open to restore point.
Select Show more restore points.
- Click Next to proceed.
- Now select the desired restore point and click Next.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to restore the system to the previous state when the issue didn’t appear.