Remove WSUS settings in registry

Delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

Here’s a link to a .reg file to delete the key.
Usual disclaimer: Use at your own risk. Backup your registry before making any changes.

WSUS settings can be found at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate


You can delete the WindowsUpdate key. It will be recreated if it’s needed.
Tip: You can copy and paste into the address bar in registry editor.

Restart Windows Update service (wuauserv) after making changes.

restart-service wuauserv


net stop wuauserv && net stop wuauserv

Check for updates after restarting the service.

control update

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