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How to Fix all windows 10/11 update problems

This post shows 10 ways to fix windows 10 update errors. This also shows how to fix your device is missing important updates and quality fixes.

how to fix windows 11 update problems

In this post, I'll show you how to fix windows 11 update problems.

Windows 11/10 rolls out the new system and security updates every 1-2 months.

But sometimes they come in bulk quantity like 4-5 updates at a time.

And most of the time system fails to install some of them and hence causes failure of update configuration in your PC.

It's not about update files, it's about how windows treat the failure of updates and you know what, windows will just stop the update service and restrict the future downloads.

Therefore, you will see the windows update error called Your device is missing important security and quality fixes in windows 11/10.

This is the most common problem in windows 11/10 regarding its updates.

It is not that complicated to solve this error. But you may need to follow more than 1-2 methods to fix this error.

It is not that complicated to solve this error. But you may need to follow more than 1-2 methods to fix this error.

Don't worry. I'll show you exactly what needs to be done in order to fix the windows 11/10 update error

You just need to follow some steps, that's it. Keep reading.

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How to fix windows 10/11 update errors?

Before going for the actual steps, try to disable windows defender and see if it works.

There are proven and tested methods to fix Windows update errors

1. Troubleshooter

2. Reset Windows Update Components

3. Windows Update Assistant

4. SFC Scan

5. Reset Windows Services

6. Re-install Windows Updates

7. Check Your Region

8. Clear SoftwareDistribution Folder

9. Use System Restore

10. Re-install Windows (Last Option)

These are the official methods from the Microsoft website.

But, for now, let's focus on the topic of fixing the windows update errors.

So let's fix your device that is missing important security and quality fixes windows 11/10.

Let's see each and every method in detail.

0. Troubleshooter

I know many people will say that Windows troubleshooting is nothing but a waste of time, yeah in some cases, it's true, but in some cases, Windows troubleshooting just works fine for most common errors

Just search for the troubleshooter in the search box and open it.

Now you will see the troubleshooter main tab in the settings.

Now open additional troubleshooters.

Now you will see all of the troubleshooters that are currently available in your Windows system.

Just search for the windows update and click on that.

Windows update troubleshooter will start scanning the errors that are causing this problem in your system and will try to fix it.

1. Windows Update Reset Tool

This is the best windows update reset tool to fix your problems.

You can use this tool directly without any further guidance.

It's very easy to use this tool.

You just need to put a specific number to use that feature.

You will understand after watching this video.

Try it.

It will fix your windows update errors automatically.

2. Reset Windows Update Components

This method will reset all the windows update services and their related components in one click.

Click here to know in detail from the Microsoft website.

This is actually the batch file that contains important cmd commands regarding windows services.

Don't worry. It's not a complicated thing to follow.

You just need to download this file and extract it.

Download Windows Update Reset File

And then click on the batch file, it will start running CMD commands one by one and you will see instructions to follow in your CMD panel.

Don't interrupt the process. It will cause an error and won't fix the windows update error.

Just wait till the process completes and you will see the successful message in the cmd panel.

That's it, just wait until it gets finished then restart your PC and you will see your Windows update will start downloading system updates automatically.

3. Windows Update Assistant

This tool will help you to download and install the latest update available for your current Windows system.

This is actually an update tool for windows updates that can't be installed directly from the PC.
Don't worry, it's not a manual download.

It's just a one-click updater from Microsoft that faces windows update problems. It's really easy to do this.

Just download Windows update assistant and run it.

Download Windows Update Assistant.

It will scan your previous update versions and will look for the latest currently available update for windows 11/10.

You can use this software forever without ever worrying about Windows updates.

4. SFC Scan

This is actually a system file checker, an inbuilt component in Windows systems that scan and fix the corrupted files.

Just open Command Prompt with administrator rights.

Just go to the search box and type CMD and then right-click on that and select open with administrator.
CMD admin panel will open. 

Now you need to type 3 commands in order to fix corrupted files on your Windows system.

These are the CMD commands that you need to type:
SFC /scannow

Dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth

Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Just copy-paste each command in the CMD panel and wait until it finishes.

That's it, the SFC scan will fix all the corrupted files from your Windows system.

5. Reset Windows Services

This is actually similar to resetting Windows update components but with CMD commands and needs to type manually.

Just open Command Prompt with administrator rights as I mentioned in the previous step.

And copy-paste these commands one by one in this CMD.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

ipconfig /flushdns

netsh winsock reset

Or else you can copy-paste all these commands at the same time in the CMD.

It will be executed one by one automatically.

6. Re-install Windows Updates

You need to uninstall the old updates and install the latest ones.

Go to Start > Settings > Update and Security

Or else just type Check for Updates and click on that.

Now go to the 'view update history' option.

And there you will see uninstall updates options.

Click on that and you will see all the installed updates in the windows system.

There you need to click on the 'Installed on' column.

You will see the latest installed updates.

Just uninstall 2-3 updates from there.

And after doing all these steps, restart your PC and then again try to install the updates.

7. Check your region

Sometimes due to false regions or countries, windows update errors might occur without even realizing them.

Go to Start > Settings > Time and Language > Region

Now select the correct region or country where you are living right now.

This is just a minor fix, but sometimes we ignore it.

8. Clear SoftwareDistribution Folder

Go to Local Disk C >Windows > SoftwareDistribution

Now select all the contents and delete them.

Again try to install the updates.

9. Use system restore

Windows programs create restore points when they perform some important operations.

So that if you face any error in the future, you can revert back to that restore point anytime.

Here are the steps:
  1. Go to the search box and type Create a restore point and open that.
  2. Then click on system restore
  3. Windows will show you the recommended restore point.
  4. Just click next and you will see the next steps.
  5. You will see the list of programs that are going to delete because they weren't installed at the time of the creation of the restore point.
  6. Just start the restore point and wait.
  7. Your PC will do its work automatically.
  8. It will restore all the system files and program components to that restore point.
  9. Have patience, it will take some time
  10. Done
Just follow the exact steps and you will fix your problem.

10. Re-install windows

If none of the above methods works for you, though it's rare, you can re-install Windows 11/10 at any time.

This will set all the system configurations to their default and this will refresh your files and settings.

Just download the setup file from this link.

Download Windows

This is a media creation tool that will download and install the correct version for your windows system.

Just reinstall Windows 11/10 and it will fix your problem 100%.

That's it, these are the methods to fix Windows 11/10 update errors.


Windows can give you an error at any time whether it is a system error or update error, but after following all of the methods, it will surely fix your problem.

The most common error is "your device is missing important security and quality fixes in windows 11/10" due to an unknown issue.

Not to mention that there are more errors than the above but all the above methods are helpful to fix any kind of windows update error easily.

So follow and apply the methods correctly without missing any step and you will know exactly what to do to fix your device is missing important security and quality fixes error in windows 11/10.