Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions about Reset Windows Update Tool.

Why it does not work in Windows XP/Vista/7?

The script version of this tool can be restored to the Windows Update components in Windows XP/Vista/7. However, Microsoft ending the extended support of its Operative Systems in 2014 (Windows XP), 2017 (Windows Vista) and 2020 (Windows 7).

Visit the Windows lifecycle fact sheet for details.

Can I use it on Windows Server?

This tool is compatible with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. It is also compatible with Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016.

However, the use in Windows Server is not recommended since it can eliminate some configurations of Firewall, Domain and others.

How can I help?

You can help improve documentation, report errors or request features. You can even correct typographical errors. Do not feel like you have to be a developer to help.

Before creating bug reports, please search in the GitHub Issue Tracker for existing issues or features in order to ensure we don't have duplicate requests.

Please feel free to propose them. While it is not possible to guarantee that they can be applied to all, the requests will be taken into consideration.