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Updates from Microsoft Corporation are automatically downloaded at intermittent intervals to keep each version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System running efficiently and securely. Windows software updates are created when programmers discover improvements that would enhance the computer experience for every Windows user. Frequency of the updates will vary depending on the importance and size of each update. During normal use of the computer, certain changes can occur to the registry that will prevent the Windows Update process from initiating in order to install the prescribed updates.
Error Messages Displayed
When the Windows Update program encounters one of the following situations, the program may download the update but will not apply the updates to the operating system.
Causes of Microsoft Update Failure
Software programs that are unfamiliar and new to the market can make changes to the registry that will conflict with other entries. Even if the new program is uninstalled on the same day, the settings for the automated Microsoft Update process can be affected. The user may, or may not, be shown an error message that reveals the problem.
While most error messages are self-explanatory, the most common cause for failure in the Microsoft Update process is broken registry entries. Microsoft Windows will alert the user when automatic updates have not been applied for the specified period of time, which is usually three days of computer use. When the alert is displayed, an explanatory error message is not always included.
There are some malware programs that will change certain registry entries in an attempt to violate the security on the computer. When these registry changes are made, the Windows Update can be inadvertently deactivated. This can be evidence of an unwanted attempt to access information on the computer.
How to Restore Automatic Windows Update
Many recommendations for reactivating Microsoft Update include manual command execution from the command line. Each command would fix only the stated file in the specified location. This method can cause numerous system problems if the user is not advanced in their knowledge of internal computer processes.Instead of wasted efforts attempting to figure out which program is in the way of the automatic Microsoft Update process, simply run the best registry cleaner software, Registry Booster 2011, which is produced by Uniblue. Cleaning the registry will resolve the problem most of the time since broken entries are repaired and original control files are restored. Registry Booster 2011 will update the “dll” files that are an integral part of most programs on the computer. When the most up-to-date copies of every “dll” file have been restored to the proper folders within the Windows operating system, the Windows Update process will run correctly. Registry Booster 2011 has become the most used registry cleaning software over the past twelve months. Download a free trial of Registry Booster 2011 to repair windows update errors.