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How to Start/Stop Windows Update service

Service name: wuauserv

Display name: Windows Update


Description:

Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this
computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Up
date Agent (WUA) API.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Update service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Windows Update service:

net start wuauserv


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Windows Update service:

net stop wuauserv


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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