3 ways to Fix “Windows update currently not check for update” Error

By | November 15, 2020

in this Article, We will know how to fix Windows update currently not check for update error on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.

Windows Update currently cannot check for update

Windows Update is one of the best Service of Microsoft for Windows Operating system which automated download and installed Windows updates over the Internet. Windows Updates provide new features and security improvements.

Many more peoples notice that after Installing new Windows Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 10 and trying to update the Windows up-to-date then getting the error message “Windows update currently not check for update”

If you are getting this error then will think about the need to reinstalling Windows or Reset the Windows but don’t worry please allow me some time and read my articles and follow steps one by one will be helpful for solving your issue.

How to Fix Windows update currently not check for update Error?

For solving Error, you should follow the below steps may be useful for solving the issue-

1.Clear Software Distribution Folder

Software Distribution folder is used to store the temporary file for installing any software or updates. It may be a problem on folder or files that can create the problem and get such an error.

How to Clear Software Distribution Folder?

For clear Software Distribution folder can follow these easy steps-

Note:- For the Clear Software Distribution folder you need to stop Windows Update Services and Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

  1. Navigate to Start Menu and search CMD.
  2. Right Click on CMD and Click on Run as Administrator.
  3. Type following commands one by one-
  • net stop wuauserv:- Used to stop Windows Updates.
  • net stop bits:- used to stop Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Stop Windows services

 4. Now Open software Distribution Folder-

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

5. Select all Folder and delete it.

Clear-Software-distribution-folder

Now run the following command to start Windows Update and Background Intelligent Transfer Services-

  • net start wuauserv– To Start Windows Update.
  • net start bits – used to start Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

Once you completed all the above steps, then try to Windows Update.

2. Restart Windows Update Related Services

“Windows update currently not check for update” error is an error of Windows Update. In this case, you need to restart the services of Windows Update related.

Windows Update is dependent on three Windows Services-

  • Windows Updates.
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
  • Cryptographic Services

Each and every condition above three services will be on Running Status. You need to check services if not start Start, If start then Restart the Services.

If you have Follow 1 (Clear Software Distribution Folder) then you need to Only start Cryptographic Services.

How to Restart Cryptographic Services?

Restart Cryptographic Services, you need to follow these easy steps-

  1. Press Windows+R Key(Run).
  2. Type Services.msc and Press Enter.
  3. Right-click on Cryptographic Services and Click on Start.

After Restart All the Services try to Update the Windows.

3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is one of the best tools for solving Windows Update related issue such as “Windows update currently not check for update”

For Run Windows Troubleshooter follow these easy steps-

  1. Navigate to Start and Click on Settings.
  2. Find Troubleshoot Settings.
Troubleshooting options

3. Select Windows Update and Click on Run the Troubleshooter.

Windows Update Troubleshooter

4. After Run the Troubleshooter, Restart Your Computer.

Windows update currently not check for update” FAQ

  1. How do you fix Windows Update Cannot currently check for updates on Windows 10?

Ans. For Fix “Windows update currently not check for updates” you need to follow these steps-

  • 1.Clear Software Distribution Folder
  • 2. Restart Windows Update Related Services
  • 3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

2. How long does it take to check for Windows updates?

Ans. Windows updates dependent on Your Internet speed, Normally, if your internet speed is good then it will be taken 2-3 minutes to Check Windows Updates.

3. How do I manually run Windows updates?

Ans.

  1. Press Windows+R Key(Run).
  2. Type Services.msc and Press Enter.
  3. Right-click on Windows Update and Click on Start.

Conclusion:

So, This is all about the “Windows update currently not check for update.

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