How to Easily Fix Microsoft Windows Update Error Encountered
NOTE: MICROSOFT HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THE ISSUE (DNS RELATED).
IT HAS NOW BEEN RESOLVED.
Since late January 2019, some users began complaining that the Microsoft Windows Update service stopped working. Others say they are even prevented from accessing the Microsoft Store and Upgrade services. When attempting to manually update Windows, the Windows Update service displays the following error:
Error encountered We’ll continue to check daily for newer updates. We couldn’t connect to the update service. We’ll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn’t work, make sure that you’re connected to the Internet.
As for solutions, Softpedia found a complex workaround involving changing your computer’s DNS settings. However, this isn’t the easiest solution to implement so we developed our own, simpler, fix to the recent Windows Update Error.
How to Fix Windows Update Error Encountered
- Click on “Start“, then type “Windows Security” and open the Windows Security app.
- From the left sidebar menu click “Virus & threat protection” and scroll down to the section titled “Virus & threat protection updates“.
- Click on the “Check for updates” link which takes you to the Protection updates screen. Click on the button, “Check for updates“.
- Upon successful completion of the Threat definitions update, check and note that your Windows Update Error is no more.
Give the method we provided above a try and let us know if it worked for you as well as it did for us. We hope this article has helped you resolve your Microsoft Windows Update error. If so, please take a moment to like us on Facebook, share this on your social media.