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Fix “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes” error

Your device is missing important security and quality fixes
Written by Sandip Lokhande

Windows 10 is updated regularly and most of those updates are about security. Generally, the process of updating your PC is seamless and runs automatically. However, in some cases, you may see “your device is missing important security and quality fixes” for unexplained reasons. If you are facing it, don’t worry we are here to fix it.

How to get security updates again in Windows 10?

1. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Select Update and Security.
  2. Select Troubleshoot from the left pane.
  3. Expand Windows Update Troubleshooter and click Run Troubleshooter.

2. Download the latest servicing stack update (SSU)

  1. Click Start> Settings‌.
  2. Now go to the system.
  3. In the left-hand panel, scroll down and click on About.
  4. Below device specifications, you will see the system type.
  5. Now go to the Microsoft Degree Microsoft Update Catalog webpage (https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/) and download the latest SSU that is compatible with your version.
  6. After that, restart your computer and check if Windows Update is working.

3. Repair damaged windows files

  1. In the Windows search box type cmd, right-click on the command prompt, and select Run as administrator.
  2. When the command prompt window appears, type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.
  3. The process may take several minutes to complete.
  4. Wait for the process to complete, then type SFC / scannow and press enter.
  5. When the process is complete, close the command prompt and check if Windows Update is working.

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4. Manually reset the Windows Update service

There may also be a problem with the update service. To reset it manually, do the following:

  1. In the Windows search box type cmd, right-click on the command prompt, and select Run as administrator.
  2. When the command prompt window appears, type the following commands one by one, and then the Enter key:
  • 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
  1. Check if the Windows update is working properly.

5. Reinstall Windows Updates

  1. Click Start> Go to Settings‌> Click on Update & Security.
  2. In the right section, click View installed Update History.
  3. Select Uninstall Updates in the next window.
  4. From the list that appears, click on the latest update for Microsoft Windows (KBxxxxxxx) and uninstall.
  5. When the process is complete, go to Windows Update and check for updates. Windows will reinstall the update that was removed
  6. Also, you can manually install the update. In the update history, locate the recently installed update that you will be uninstalling, note the update no (KBxxxxxxx), go to the official Microsoft Update Catalog webpage and download it.

I Hope, This error “your device is missing important security and quality fixes” will be fixed.

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If you have more questions or have another solution that is not covered here, feel free to post them in the comment section below.

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Sandip Lokhande

I'm a Blogger and very much Innovative and up to date. Also I would like to write about Technology, Business, Software, Finance & Gadgets. You can connect with me on - techniciansnow1@gmail.com

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