How To Fix Windows Update Troubleshooter Not Working

Windows update troubleshooter not working? Unable to update Windows? We’ve got you covered. In this post, we have listed a few solutions that you can use to fix the Windows Update Troubleshooter. (Windows 11/10)

Let’s get started.

What is the Windows Update Troubleshooter?

If you get an error while downloading and installing Windows updates on your device, the Update Troubleshooter can be used to resolve the underlying issues. Windows Update Troubleshooter scans your device and looks for errors.

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You can find the Windows Update Troubleshooter in the Settings. Head on to Settings> System> Troubleshoot? Other Troubleshooters.

Once the Troubleshooter has done its job, reboot your device and resume downloading Windows without any hassle.

Although, if the Windows Update Troubleshooter fails to run on your system, use the below-listed workarounds to fix it.

Also read: FIX: “What Needs Your Attention” Update Error on Windows 11/10

Methods to Fix Windows Update Troubleshooter Not Working

Solution 1: Reboot your Device and WiFi Router

Before we begin complex troubleshooting, let’s see if rebooting your device fixes the issue. Restarting your device can help you solve simple errors, bugs, and glitches. So, try your luck by rebooting your machine and see if you were able to solve the problem.


The next step is to reboot your WiFi router. By doing so, you can ensure your device is connected to a stable Internet connection. Whenever you are trying to update your device or run any troubleshooter, an active Internet connection is a must. Hence, reboot your device and your WiFi router to resolve minor glitches. If that doesn’t help, you can proceed to our below-listed solutions.

Solution 2: Run the SFC Scan

SFC (System File Checker) is a useful Windows utility that allows you to scan and restore corrupt system files. SFC tool automatically scans your device to hunt corrupt system files and then replaces them with a cached copy. To run the SFC command on Windows 11, here’s what you need to do:

Tap the search icon placed on the Taskbar, type “Command Prompt,” and select “Run as Administrator.”


Once the Command Prompt app launches in admin mode, type the following command and hit Enter to execute it:



Wait for a few minutes until the scanning process gets completed. Reboot your device, launch the Settings app and check if you were able to use the Windows Update Troubleshooter without any hindrances.

Also read: How To Fix Windows 11 Lag After the Update (7 Solutions)

Solution 3: Enable Cryptographic Service

Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Type “Services.msc” and hit Enter.

In the list of services, look for “Cryptographic services.” Double-tap on it to open Properties.


Select the “Startup Type” as “Automatic” to enable the service.


Hit on the OK and Apply button to save changes.

Solution 4: Edit the Group Policy Editor 

Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Type “Gpedit.msc” and hit Enter to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.


Navigate to the following folder location:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Troubleshooting and Diagnostics > Scripted Diagnostics.

Right-click on the first entry placed in the “Scripted Diagnostics” folder and select “Properties.”


Select “Enabled” and then hit the OK and Apply button to save changes.

Now, repeat the same steps for each entry placed under the “Scripted Diagnostics” category.

Also read: Windows 11 Taskbar Not Working: Here’s How To Fix (2022 Updated Tips)

Solution 4: Use the Windows Media Creation Tool

Tried the above-listed methods, and still no luck? If Windows Update Troubleshooter is not working and you still can’t update your Windows, the final resolution would be to use the Windows 11 media creation tool.


Visit this link and hit the “Download Now” button. Once you download the media creation tool, run it and follow the instructions.

Over time and prolonged usage, your Windows device gets cluttered with chunks to cache files, junk files, and other data. And this gradually degrades your device’s speed and performance.


Download and install the Advanced System Optimizer utility tool on your Windows PC. Advanced System Optimizer (ASO) is a powerful RAM and junk cleaner that securely cleans up your hard drive. It scans your device thoroughly and cleans cache files, partial downloads, log files, junk files, and other obsolete data to boost your system’s speed and performance.

Compatible with: Windows 11, 10, 8.1,8,7, Vista, and XP (both 32 bit and 64 bit)


Here are a few simple methods to fix the Windows Update Troubleshooter. You can use any of the above-listed ways to resolve the issue. Windows Update Troubleshooter is a useful tool used when you are unable to upgrade Windows or when the update process is hindered for any underlying reason.

Do let us know which method did the trick for you! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. Good luck! Follow us on social media – FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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