Windows 12 updates are important to improve system performance. However, many times Windows Update fails to install them properly, or has many errors, so users can choose to fix these issues themselves.
It’s important to know before you act that the update may just be taking a little time to install. Windows does not give a good estimate of the time to make these changes, since it only offers a percentage of the work done. Therefore, the best thing to do, at the beginning, is to wait.
However, if you’re pretty sure that’s not the problem, you can check out some solutions first, before diving into advanced features. Follow the steps that we will show you, but keep in mind what will happen with each one of them.
How to fix Windows update problems?
Check the update history. You can see if an update failed or had trouble installing this way. Just go to Start > Settings > Windows Update. Inside, click ‘Update history’ and check the list.
Restart your PC. If an update was not successful, restarting your device will cause the system to try to reinstall the update. It is the most common solution for this type of problem.
Use the ‘Troubleshooter’. Windows has its own tool to solve these problems. Just go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot. Inside, look for the ‘Additional Troubleshooter’ link which will take you to a window with several options. Choose Windows Update and press the button that will appear. Then you just have to follow the instructions. If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to use riskier options.
Try ‘Startup Repair’. It may take some time, but maybe it will help you solve the problem. Go to Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Inside, look for the ‘Advanced startup’ section, read the information and press the ‘Restart Now’ button. When the PC restarts, you will see the ‘Choose an option’ screen. Click on ‘Troubleshoot’ and then on ‘Advanced Options’. Finally, do it in ‘Startup Repair’.
Try updating with ‘Safe Mode’. This type of feature causes Windows to start using only what is essential, minimizing any problems that may occur. Therefore, it will be easier to install updates without any inconvenience. Go to Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Inside, look for the ‘Advanced startup’ section, read the information and press the ‘Restart Now’ button.
When the PC restarts, you will see the ‘Choose an option’ screen. Click on ‘Troubleshoot’ and then on ‘Advanced Options’. Click on ‘Startup Settings’ and finally on ‘Restart’. When it starts up again, press the F5 key repeatedly to make it boot into ‘Safe Mode’.
Try reinstalling Windows. If nothing worked for you, you can reinstall the operating system to start from scratch. In this way, you will leave your PC as it was delivered to you the first day. Go to Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Inside, you’ll find the ‘Reset this PC’ option and the ‘Get Started’ button. You can choose to keep your files or not. After the reinstall, try updating everything. However, it is recommended to make a backup as a precaution, in addition to visiting a technician, as this is the most drastic option for a PC.
Checkmate hackers: This attack no longer works on Windows
Microsoft works tirelessly with Windows to introduce the greatest number of security measures against attacks. There are many cybercriminals who are dedicated to looking for any crack in it to attack computers from all over the world, which is why the work that Microsoft does in terms of security with Windows is so important. In fact, the latest builds of Windows 12 already block one of the most frequent attacks suffered by computers with this operating system. We tell you more about it.
From now on, hackers will not be able to attack Windows 12 computers thanks to this new measure that Microsoft’s development teams have added to the company’s new operating system. This new measure is also available for Windows 10, but unfortunately it is not enabled by default, which allows cybercriminals to continue using this type of attack against computers with this version of the operating system.
Windows 12 says goodbye to these attacks
As we say, the latest builds of Windows 12 come with an account lockout policy enabled by default, which will automatically lock user accounts (including administrator) after 10 failed login attempts for 10 minutes. With this, what is tried to avoid are brute force attacks, in which the attackers use programs to guess the user’s password, and for this they use dozens of login attempts.
These brute force attacks are very popular with hackers as it is a relatively easy way to attack a person’s computer. These attacks are made through what is known as Remote Desktop Protocol (or RDP for its acronym in English), in which cybercriminals attack another person’s computer using a remote desktop, and from it they try to guess the password of a user using brute force attacks.