3 ways to fix RuntimeBroker.exe errors in Windows 10

The RuntimeBroker.exe error doesn’t let you check any Windows update on your computer because of any incorrect RuntimeBroker.exe entries or maybe the file is corrupted. So you need to try the below-mentioned methods to solve this error, and I’m sure you’ll be able to recheck updates. All you’ve to do is follow the instructions!

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How to fix the RuntimeBroker.exe error:

Run WU reset script:

  1. Open Notepad
  2. Paste the following text into Notepad:

echo Simple Script to Reset / Clear Windows Update
attrib -h -r -s %windir%system32catroot2
attrib -h -r -s %windir%system32catroot2*.*
net stop wuauserv
net stop CryptSvc
net stop BITS
ren %windir%system32catroot2 catroot2.old
ren %windir%SoftwareDistribution sold.old
ren “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%application dataMicrosoftNetworkdownloader” downloader.old
net Start BITS
net start CryptSvc
net start wuauserv
echo Task completed successfully…

  1. Now save the file as “WUReset.bat”
  2. right-click on the script and Run as Administrator

Reset Windows update components:

• Press the Windows key + X key
• And run the command prompt as admin
• And then type in the following command

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

• Let the command run and then restart your PC

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter:

Windows troubleshooter update is a tool designed to eliminate any bugs related to Windows updates.

To run the Windows update troubleshooter follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Fist click Select Start.
  • Then click Settings
  • Now select Update & Security
  • Then click on Troubleshoot.
  • Then select Windows Update under Get up and running, and then select Run the troubleshooter.

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