I tried that Fixit for Windows Update and BITS already but I just did it again and it says...
Service registration is missing or corrupt FIXED "green checkmark"
but Windows Update still gives me the same error
I'm trying the other manual method and I'm getting quite a few errors such as...
The module "wuaueng.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found.
Make sure that "wuaueng.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and the retry again.
later... Nope, still doesn't work.
I'm guessing it's time to backup anything important and do a Reset This PC then go through re-installing all the basic stuff.
For years I've had to fix people's messed up computers and one thing that keeps coming up over and over (since XP) is Windows Update not working anymore.
Today I have a Win10 computer that's doing the same thing. In fact, Windows Update didn't work even before installing the Win10 (was bought with Win8 on it).
There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x8024402e)
I've searched everywhere and see it's not an uncommon problem but none of the instructions I'm finding help.
Why is Windows Update so easy to break?
I even ran SFC, which I something I haven't used in years, and some of the Windows Update components seem messed up.
[DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [ml:96................C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\WindowsUpdate" is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateDiagnoastic, pA.....
Is there any way to just re-install all of the Windows Update components in Win10?
It's always Windows Update that's the last problem I can't manage to fix after clearing malware off people machines.
I've never tried the Reset This PC option before. Hopefully I won't have to resort to that.
Well, that's kind of what I was expecting.
I guess we'll see in a year when people start testing it out.
I installed the Win10 update on my mother's Win8 laptop and it seems to work fine.
Question: I made a Win8 restore DVD set for it when it was new so what happens if the harddrive dies and I have to use the Restore DVDs after the 1 year Win10 free upgrade period is over?
Will I be able to do the Win10 update for free to a machine that's been wiped out back to Win8 more than a year later? It's obviously an OEM machine with no Windows serial number.
It's great that MS have people like Pete Brown who can do interviews without filling it with marketing talk and just be honest. It also helps that he actually cares about music and MIDI (yes I came here just to mention MIDI again :) )