Most computers running Windows operating systems are set to have Windows Updates applied automatically (usually around 3 AM). Those new updates are released by Microsoft generally on Tuesdays. Those updates contain security updates and other fixes (sometimes new features) that keep the operating system running smoothly, for the most part. The computer is set to download the security and other updates, apply (install) them, then even reboot. That is what is supposed to happen.

Sometimes things go wrong. The next day you could be presented with an error message on your screen saying something to the affect of, updates failed. There are many possible causes to this and other similar error messages. Whatever the actual cause ends up being, the fact remains that your computer failed to apply Windows updates, and is now vulnerable to instability, security breaches and viruses.

If you’re trying to fix Windows updates yourself and not getting anywhere, there could be several underlying causes, from failing hardware to a virus infection. When I remove viruses from infected computers or install Windows on a system, I always perform all Windows updates up to the date the work was completed. If you’re having issues with Windows updates failing on your computer contact me as soon as possible to avoid further damage. It is one of the most common problems I deal with on computer systems on a daily basis. Call 315-676-9096 for an appointment.