Use System Update Readiness Tool (CheckSUR) to repair Windows Update

Windows sends update to upgrade your system from time to time to prevent error in the system. Windows resources, such as file data, registry data, or memory data, can develop contradiction during the lifetime of the OS. These contradictions are a result of various hardware failures or by software issues. In some cases, these inconsistencies can even affect the Windows Servicing Store leading to the failure of Windows update. If the update fails, it blocks the user from installing updates and service packs. CheckSUR tool can repair those Windows update. Here is the tutorial how you can use CheckSUR to repair Windows Update.

System Update Readiness Tool (CheckSUR) repair Windows UpdateSystem Update Readiness Tool or CheckSUR addresses and prevents or fixes issues. This update accompanies the Check for System Update Readiness (CheckSUR) tool. It will scan the system for inconsistencies on PC and fix them while it’s being installed. The scan might take up to 15 minutes or longer to run on certain computers. The progress bar sometimes seems to stop, but don’t cancel the process as the scan continues to run.

Steps to run Microsoft CheckSUR

If you are a Windows 8 users, hold down Windows key + C. This will open charms bar, select search. Type in CMD and hit Enter. Next, right-click on Command Prompt, and select ‘Run as administrator’ option.

In Command Prompt window (Administrator) type in the commands given below and hit enter

System Update Readiness Tool

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Once completed, type Exit and hit Enter. Now Run Windows Update again.

Whereas Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 users might follow the download links mentioned here and download correct version for your OS and then run it.

The tool operates by verifying the integrity of the files that are located in the folders given below and replaces the incorrect data, if found:

%SYSTEMROOT%\Servicing\Packages
%SYSTEMROOT%\WinSxS\Manifests

It also verifies some of the registry entry that is located under the following registry subkeys, and resets them to default values if required:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Components
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Schema
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing

The following are the installation errors, CheckSUR can potentially address:

0×80070002 ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
0x8007000D ERROR_INVALID_DATA
0x8007370D ERROR_SXS_IDENTITY_PARSE_ERROR
0x8007370B ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_NAME
0x8007371B ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE
0×80070490 ERROR_NOT_FOUND
0x8007370A ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_VALUE
0×80070057 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
0x800B0100 TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE
0x800F081F CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING
0×80073712 ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT
0x800736CC ERROR_SXS_FILE_HASH_MISMATCH
0x800705B9 ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR
0×80070246 ERROR_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER
0×80092003 CRYPT_E_FILE_ERROR
0x800B0101 CERT_E_EXPIRED

The errors listed above are found at %systemroot%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log file or in the CBS.persist.log file.

The tutorial here will let you repair Windows update using System Update Readiness (checkSUR)Tool supporting Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 and fix errors on your system.

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