My HP Laptop Failed to Download Required Windows 10 Updates


So you started your HP laptop this weekend and tried to download new updates only to found it failed with an error? Surprise not, a long list of HP users are experiencing the same issue on their lappies. Here are some solutions that helped most, if not all, users.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

Uninstall Updates

At times, update installations cause major problems in your operating system. Try to figure out the update(s) that might have caused this problem.

1. Type Updates in the Search Box on your Taskbar.


2. Open View installed updates from the Search Results.


3. It opens a new page in the Control Panel window.

4. Click the Installed on the column head.


5. Right-click a recently installed update, select Uninstall option.

6. One by one remove those updates.

Disconnect New Hardware

Are you experiencing update failure error after installing a new hardware? There is an obvious possibility that the new device is malfunctioning or it does not support the operating system version currently installed. Therefore, it fails to download corresponding driver updates. Disconnecting it might resolve the issue, for example, a newly bought Graphics Card.


Restore the System

System Restore takes your PC to an earlier point in time. This feature, which is part of Windows diagnostic utilities, can be initiated using the System Properties dialog box or Control Panel window.

1. Press Windows Key + X; select Control Panel.

2. Click System and Security | System Protection | System Restore.


3. Select the Recommended restore option and click Next.

Remove Temporarily Stored Update Files

When you install updates, some files are temporarily downloaded to your PC. If these files, which typically occupy several GBs, are corrupted, they might fail to install new updates.

1. Double click This PC Desktop icon.

2. Open the following folder:

  • C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

3. Select all files and delete them.


Perform System File Check-up

Using the System File Checker feature scan for operating system files that have been removed, moved or renamed. System File Checker, which uses files stored on your operating system installation media, will automatically restore required data.

1. Press Windows Key + X; select Command Prompt (Admin).


2. Execute below command:


That’s it, folks, I hope your problem is now repaired. Feel free to comment.


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