Windows 10 updates

Yesterday, we reported that Windows Update is experiencing issues where the Windows 10 devices could not connect to the servers. The reports revealed that some users with certain internet connection are unable to check for updates in Windows 10. It also revealed that Microsoft Store (Windows Store) is broken and users cannot download or updates the apps and games.

When the users are checking for updates on their Windows 10 PCs, they are greeted with an error that says the system couldn’t connect to the update service.

“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,” the error reads.

Some users claimed that it is a problem caused by DNS settings offered by certain ISPs and Windows Update service can be restored by modifying the DNS to use Google DNS or Cloudflare’s. It’s not known what caused this issue, but changing the DNS settings does help in some cases.

Windows Update service error
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It appears that the software giant is aware of the problems with Windows Update and Microsoft has acknowledged it in a Reddit post. Microsoft says that they are investigating the reports and more information will be shared soon.

“Microsoft is aware of this issue and is investigating. We’ll provide more information as it becomes available,” a Microsoft’s software engineer confirmed the reports in a Reddit post.

As Microsoft is already looking into the reported issues, it is likely that the Windows Update service will be restored sooner than expected.

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