Reactivating Windows Update after Repairing the System

Windows refuses to boot any more. Luckily, the repair function of the setup CD was able to repair the system. However, Windows Update has strangely stopped functioning automatically or manually. We already discussed about activating Windows for Corrupted XP Installation. Here we will see how to reactivate the Windows Update after repairing the System.

A DLL file of the Windows Update function has created the problem. It needs to be re-registered in the system after repairs. However, this is only possible when the service for automatic updates is deactivated. The best way to undertake this is to take the necessary steps in a command prompt.

Open ‘Start > Run’, enter ‘cmd’ and confrm by pressing enter. You can end the irritating service by giving the following command in the command line: net stop wuauserv. The next command registers
wups2.dll’ – ‘Regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll.

Quit the following message with ‘OK’ and reactivate the service for automatic updates with the command net start wuauserv. Updates can now be recalled as usual. All Windows system files are replaced by their CD versions when the repairing process is executed with a CD. This also includes files that are responsible for the update.

This is the reason why the Windows update does not function after any sort of system repairs. Moreover, with a system repair, the registry is restored. However, the latest version of Windows updates also uses the ‘wups2.dll’ library which is not available on the CD. Though ‘wups2.dll’ remains on your system during the repairing process, the corresponding entries in the registry are missing and need to be restored.


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