1. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Hello people, So for a month or two now I haven't been able to use Windows Defender. Nothing would let it run. It just kept turning off. No virus or anything on my end. Thought maybe there was a bad update. Well for the past 2 or 3 days my PC has been stuck at 0% updating. Frustrated I am/was. I checked the update history and well I see every update has failed since early Dec. Anyways I found a thread on MS site labeled "How do I reset Windows Update components?" I personally followed this step by step and now Everything has updated and VOILA! my Windows Defender is back in action!. So not sure if other people are having this issue or not. But you could try this if you are experiencing updating issues. causing other chaotic things.


    Also I am on W10 Pro, This article states 8.1, 8, and 7. But I tried it and it worked.

    FYI I used the Manually reset Windows Update components portion.

    Just trying to be helpful to someone. Thanks All!
    ven07 likes this.
    01-16-2016 09:13 PM
  2. Lennart Petersson's Avatar
    Did you choose the Run Now or the manually part?
    01-19-2016 04:36 PM
  3. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Did you choose the Run Now or the manually part?
    I initially ran the run now but it didn't do anything for me. I had to do the whole Manual process. Now my machine is a champ again.
    ven07 likes this.
    01-19-2016 06:17 PM
  4. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Yea I suppose it is similar. The way I went did that and more. Which I don't know if was necessary but it all works now. Thank you!
    01-19-2016 09:54 PM
  5. Lennart Petersson's Avatar

    Just an input. I had this problem, Windows Update was stuck at xx % downloading. But, today I for the first time connected the type cover and voila, it all started to work :)
    01-20-2016 07:52 AM

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