Automatic Windows Update is one of the essential systems which enables you to save your time and efforts. However, if there is anything wrong with this system and you are stuck with the Windows Update keeps turning off issue, then you can read this article. This article will help you to know every detail which is responsible for the error. Not only that but after a thorough study of this article, you will also able to resolve the matter efficiently. So, check it out.
Windows Update is an important system if runs automatically, then, you need not worry about the updating task. There are a few factors which can responsible for the Windows automatic update keeps turning off glitch and are as follows:
No matter, whatever be the reason, but you will be able to fix the issue very easily after you read this article thoroughly.
Many of the users have the same query, that, if they did not fix the Windows Update keeps turning off matter any wrong can happen to their system. The answer to this question is very simple and hopefully, known to many of the users as well. Keeping up with the system updates will not hamper your task, but instead, will make your system work smoother than it did earlier. Always Windows Update brings some excess features, but along with that, it also makes your device strong enough to protect itself from both the online and offline threats. Moreover, by updating the OS you will eligible to install all the latest games on it, which only runs on the updated version.
Many of the common problems in Windows can also be restricted by updating the Windows OS. So, if you are facing the Windows Update turning off problem, then solving it as soon as possible will be a great idea. The methods which you need to follow for this purpose are given in this section below. So, you need to read this article further and that is, till to the end, to know and learn every particular method as below:
The solutions for the Windows update keeps turning off error are quite simple which are collected from the experts and are as below. Try the below methods one by one as arranged. You may need not to apply every method if you follow the sequence, which will not only saves your time but as well as your efforts. So, check it out.
Before you begin according to methods, it is better to run a virus scan at first. Sometimes, it is seen that after a full virus scan, the problem gets sorted. If you have any third-party antivirus software, then, you can use that for the virus scanning purpose. However, Windows Defender tool in Windows 10 is also very effective regarding the virus eradicating process. So, if you are a Windows 10 user, then, you can follow these steps below to run a virus scan using Defender.
At first, navigate the mouse pointer on to the four flags symboled Windows logo, which is at the below extreme left-hand corner. After that make a right-click on it. Next, from the appeared menu window, select the Settings option. Now, as the Settings window gets open, from here, navigate to the “Update & Security” option, which may be the last option of this window, click on it. Further, from the left-hand side panel of the Update & Security section window, click on Windows Defender. Then, from the right-hand side panel, click on the “Open Windows Defender Security Center” button. Next, click on the shield like icon from the left-hand side panel of this window, this will get you the Virus and Threat Protection section window open.
Now, under the Virus and Threat Protection section window, go to the right-hand side panel and click on the “Advanced scan” link, which you will find under the “Quick scan” button. After that, activate the checkbox for the “Full” option under the Advanced scan window. And then, click on the “Quick scan” button. Now, wait until the scanning process is done. Once the scanning is over, restart your computer and then reactivate the automatic Windows Update (the process is explained at the last part of this article). And then check if the issue gets resolved. If no, then nothing to worry, the virus scanning process will not harm your computer, instead, it will ensure no presence of threat on your computer. Now, proceed further to the core methods of solving the Windows Update keeps turning off matter
Sometimes, antivirus conflicts with the Windows Update is the reason behind such an error. If this is the case, to check, you need to disable the antivirus software at first. After disabling the antivirus software if you find that the issue gets solved and your system gets stable, then in the next stage, it is better to uninstall the antivirus software.
Many of the times, it is found that the Windows Update keeps turning off problem arises due to the installation of the trial or non-paid version of the antivirus software. So, here in this section, you are going to learn the complete steps for both the methods of how to disable the antivirus software and how to uninstall antivirus software. The steps are written here to disable the antivirus software might not work for you if you are using an uncommon software. But many of the antivirus software can be disabled by this below-mentioned method. So, let’s check how to disable antivirus software at first.
At first, locate the antivirus icon on the taskbar panel. You may get it directly on the panel or else you need to open the taskbar tray. The strip, which is present in the lowest portion of the Windows screen is termed as the taskbar panel. Once, you searched the antivirus icon on it and not able to find here then open the taskbar tray. The upward arrow symbol near to the below right-hand side corner is termed as the taskbar tray, open it. After you get the antivirus icon, right-click on it and then from the available options, navigate the pointer on to “Antivirus shields control”. Then, from it’s beside the menu window, you need to select the option, for which you want to keep the antivirus software disabled.
Next, restart your computer. As it turns on for the next time, enable the automatic Windows Update by following the method as explained below, and then check if the issue gets solved. And if Yes, then in the next stage it is better to uninstall the antivirus software as said earlier. The steps you need to follow for this purpose, hopefully, known to you and are as explained below. So, check it out.
To begin with this method, at first, you need to confirm that the antivirus software starts running on your device. This means that the disabling time which you was set for the antivirus software was over. Because, if the antivirus software is in a disabled condition, then, you will not be able to do this method successfully.
First of all, you need to open the Control Panel window. And there are various processes available by which you can do it. Here, we have explained the below two processes to open the Control Panel window. Proceed with your choice process:
Process 1: At first, press down the Windows key, to get the search bar active. And then on the search bar type “control”. Next, click on the top-most search result, that is the Control Panel, to get the window open.
Process 2: Alternatively, press both the Windows and the letter R key at a time, to get the Run bar open. After that, on the Run bar type “control”. Then, click on OK or tap the Enter key to get the Control Panel window open.
Now, look at the top right-hand side corner of the Control Panel window, that is towards the “View by” section, is it set as “Category” or not. And if not, then drop-down menu for “View by”, and then select the “Category” option from the menu. Once, the “View by” is set to Category. Now, from the available options under the Control Panel window, click on Programs> Programs and Features. This time, you will get the window open which contains all the installed programs list of your computer.
Now, from the installed programs list, you need to navigate to the Antivirus software. After that, right-click on it and then select the Uninstall option. Again, click on Uninstall from the next window, that is the confirmation window. After doing all these above-said steps, restart your computer and then check if the issue gets resolved. Hopefully, your answer is Yes. But if No, nothing to upset, as there are other methods as well, as given below to try, for solving the problem. So, check out this further method.
This is another useful method, with the application of which you can resolve the “Windows Update keeps turning off” problem. The steps to follow to perform this method are as below.
Note: This above-said command is for adding a new registry key to enable AutoUpdates. You can copy (Ctrl+C) the command from here, so that, everything remains just alike. After that, paste (Ctrl+V) it over the Administrator: Command Prompt as said.
Hopefully, after applying these steps, you will get the issue resolved. In case, if this method also fails then try the next method as explained below to solve update keeps turning off in Windows.
Sometimes a simple reset to the Windows components is enough to fix the issue. And the steps which you need to follow to perform this method is as below.
Firstly, you need to open the Administrator: Command Prompt window. And you can do it by following the instructions as below
Open the search bar by pressing down the Windows button. Then, on the search bar type “cmd”. After that, right-click on the top-most search result, that is on cmd or Command Prompt. Next, from the menu window, select the “Run as administrator” option.
Now, on the Administrator: Command Prompt window type the commands as below. You need to press the Enter button after each of them, to execute.
Note: The execution of these commands will help to stop the bits and the Windows automatic update service. After that, continue these below commands on to the same Administrator: Command Prompt window. And don’t forget to press the Enter button after each command. If you missed to press down the Enter button, then the command will not be executed, and you will not get the expected result from this method. So, you need to be sincere enough during following this method.
Also, enter these below-commands on the same Administrator: Command Prompt, to start the services back. Again, remind you, do not forget to press the Enter button after each command.
Now, restart the computer and check if the problem is solved or not.
These below are the complete steps to follow to turn on automatic updates in Windows:
That is the overall task you need to perform to enable automatic Windows Update.
All these are the complete information regarding the “Windows Update keeps turning off” topic. Hopefully, after a complete study of this article, you will not only resolve your queries but along with that, you are able to solve the glitch efficiently which are responsible for the issue.