Window Update registry is empty RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am having problems downloading Windows Updates.

    On checking the Registry, I discovered that there are no entries for Software>Policies>Windows>WindowsUpdate just the Default with values not set.

    How can I resolve this issue? I am in the process of upgrading from Windows 7 32bit to Windows 10 but cannot proceed with the installation because I cannot install more than 70 needed updates.

    Thanks for any assistance!

    Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:14 AM


  • Hi Fred Boulton,

    Where do you update the client, Microsoft update or WSUS server?

    How do you configure the Windows update policy, configure locally or via GPO (the client is domain-joined)?

    1. If you use GPO to apply the update police, then use command  gpupdate/ force & gpresult /h C:\report.html to check if the client has apply the policy;

    2. If you configure AU options locally, then check the following article to verify if all the configurations are all correct:


    3. After configuring the clients, wait the client to report to the WSUS server, then approve related updates for the client on WSUS server, then check updates on clients.

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:31 AM