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Failure Configuring Windows Update

Failure Configuring Windows Update

Many users have reported that they are facing an error where they see a screen with the message¬†Failure Configuring Windows Update. Now that we know the problem, let’s head toward solutions

Fixing Failure Configuring Windows Update

Method 1: Making Use of Windows Troubleshooter

  • Click on Search in the search bar and Type Troubleshooting. Click on the first option.
  • A New Window will certainly open up, Click on View all from the left pane.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and click on Windows Update.
  • Windows Update troubleshooter window must popup, Click on NEXT, It might ask you for administrator permission, The Troubleshooter will automatically identify problems and fix them if found any.


Method 2: Clean Boot

The very first method is to perform a clean boot, what it would do is disable non-windows programs and start-up programs. You can re-enable them if required.

  • Hold the Windows Key and Press R on your keyboard to open Run Dialog.
  • Type msconfig.

  • Click on the Services Tab and place a check on Hide All Microsoft Services then click on Disable All.

  • Click Start Up Tab and click Disable All.
  • Click Apply and Restart.
  • Try updating Windows again.

Method 3: Clear your Windows Update cache

Some faulty files in your Windows Update cache cause Failure configuring error. You should clear your Windows Update cache to see if this fix the error. To do so:

  • ¬†Press¬†Windows +¬†R key¬†on your keyboard at the same time to invoke¬†Run dialog.
  • ¬†Type in ‚Äúservices.msc‚ÄĚ and press¬†Enter¬†on your keyboard.

  • Double click¬†Windows Update.

  • Click the¬†Stop¬†button to stop this service. Then click¬†OK.

  • ¬†Double-click¬†Background Intelligent Transfer Service¬†and¬†stop¬†using the same way.

  • Minimize¬†the¬†Services window.

  • Open¬†Windows File Explorer¬†(on your keyboard, press the¬†Windows logo key¬†and¬†E¬†at the same time).
  • Go to¬†C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.
  • Delete¬†all the files¬†in the Download folder.

  • Click the¬†Services¬†icon¬†in your taskbar to return to the Services window.

  • Restart¬†Windows Update and Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

  • ¬†Reboot your computer and see if the problem is resolved.
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