Not everyone is tech savvy and knows how to approach or decode their Windows error messages. As a result, Microsoft has put together a support tool that can help walk them through the next steps to fixing most common update issues.
Found on the Microsoft support page, the Fix Windows Update errors is described as a guided walk-through.
What does this guided walk-through do?
This guided walk-through provides steps to fix problems when installing updates. Here are some commonly seen error codes: 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020. These steps should help with all errors and not just the ones listed.
How does it work?
We’ll walk you through a series of troubleshooting steps to get your Windows up to date. Be sure to follow the steps in order.
It first starts by asking the user which Windows operating system they are running with convenient links to locate the version for those that might not know. However, it only covers Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 so if you’re, for some reason, still stuck with 8 or Vista just know that you’re not officially supported.
Even so, selecting any of these directs the user to download/utilize the already established troubleshooters and to “follow the steps in the wizard”. Then it conveniently asks if the issue is resolved.
Whether or not the Fix Windows Update errors tool is a useful addition to Microsoft support page, we’ll leave that up to discussion in the comments below.Further reading: Microsoft, Technical Support, troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1