How to Reset Windows Update components

Some days ago I had an issue on a Windows 10 machine that had a high I/O on disk since many days. The problem came from the Windows Update service, so because rebooting do not solved the problem :-) I tried to reset the Windows Update service.

First stop these services:

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc

Then run this command:

Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat"

Last step is restarting the services:

net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

Fortunately the problem was solved.

Via: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

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