Update and security Windows 10 is such an important setting. Indeed, it is famous for fetching important Windows 10 updates for your Windows computer. Some users have reported that they are unable to open Windows 10 update and security, or every time they try to open this open, it crashes abruptly.
Well, if you are one of them, then don’t worry, in this post, we will discuss how to get updates on Windows 10 using Update & Security and how to resolve any issues related to Update & Security on Windows 10.
Well, before going any further, let’s have a look at some of the problem it helps resolve –
- Keeps you Windows 10 patched with new updates which are essential for its working and security.
- Resolves all your backup related issues, helps you backup and restore data (For an easier way to backup data, read the blog till the last)
- A doorway to troubleshooter which automatically resolves all your device’s critical problem
And, there’s a lot more.
Fixes For Update And Security Crashing Or Not Opening In Windows 10
1. Check If There Are Any Corrupt Files Which Are Causing This Issue
Corrupt files looming in your PC or laptop could be a reason why update and security is not working in Windows 10. And, to make sure that such files are tracked and removed, you can run the SFC (System File Checker) tool. To do that –
- Open your Windows Command Prompt as administrator. For this, type CMD and type Run as administrator option from the right-hand pane
- When the Command Prompt window opens, type SFC /scannow
- The scan will then start and may take some time to complete. So, could you wait till the time it is complete? The complete scans depend on the number of files that are there on your computer
- If there are any issues, they’ll be resolved by the troubleshooter
- Once the process is complete, restart the computer
Restarting the computer is good! But what if it keeps restarting now and then? Here’s how this issue can be resolved.
2. Conduct A System Restore
Note: Create A Backup before proceeding
While conducting System Restore in point 2 and Downgrading Windows 10 in Point No. 5, you may lose your critical files, apps and other data. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you create a backup. Now, since you are already facing issues with Windows 10 update and security, we’d recommend that you download a backup utility such as Right Backup. It helps you create a backup of all your essential files folders and also lets you restore them manually, no matter what build of Windows 10 you are on.
With this tool, you can create a backup of your desired files, choose to schedule backup and then restore the backup to the desired point on your computer.
It is quite evident that you cannot access the Update and security. In that scenario, performing a system restore may be useful. To do this follow the steps below –
- When your Windows 10 is booting, tap F11 repeatedly
- This will bring you to Advanced Startup Options Menu
- Select Troubleshoot from the given options
- Choose to Reset your computer or access advanced options
- Choose System Restore
- Now follow the prompts appearing on the screen
3. Check If The Issue Gets Resolved On Other Accounts
Maybe the issue persists in the account you are logged in. So you can try creating a different account, log in through that account and check if the problem persists –
- Press Windows + X keys and choose Settings from the pane
- Go to Accounts and then select Family & other users
- You can choose to add a family member or Add someone else to this PC option
- Fill out the form and save changes
- Try and sign in with newly created account and see if the issue has been resolved or not
4. Check If Any Integrity Violations Are Causing The Issue
After you have checked the issue in other accounts as well, try checking any integrity violations which might be causing the update and security option to crash in Windows 10 –
- In the search bar next to the Windows icon, type CMD and choose Run as administrator
- Run these three commands one after the other and press enter after each command
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth (press enter)
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth (press enter)
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth (press enter)
5. Downgrade Windows 10 To A Previous Version Of Windows 10
Downgrading Windows 10 to a previous build can help in resolving the issue. But remember, try to keep this option of solving Windows 10 update and security crash issues in the last as you may lose your critical data. Steps for the same are mentioned below –
- Download the previous version of Windows
- Create a bootable copy of Windows 10
- Do a custom install
We truly understand how irritating it can be when you want to use Windows 10 update and security feature and it suddenly crashes. We hope that the above fixes will help you resolve the issue effectively. For more content on troubleshooting and everything tech under the sun, keep reading We The Geek. Follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Till then happy reading!