Microsoft has been designed to establish the entire system update process automatically and in the background without affecting the work we have as users. Sometimes Windows Update does not work in an ideal way since on occasions we have seen how it crashes when trying to install a special update. Alongside old versions of Windows, this error occurs in the latest Windows 11 too. Sometimes with Windows 11 updates, we can get the error of “We couldn’t connect to the update service”. In addition, we face the “Error Encountered” issue.
Windows 11 Update Not Working
Windows 11 updates have the mission of improving our Operating System, but sometimes they come out with certain bugs that have not been polished with too much efficiency and users end up suffering from it. That is why it is good to have a manual on hand with different possibilities to solve these problems. So, we will see how to fix this problem with Windows Update.
How to Fix Windows 11 Update Error Encountered Issue
Method 1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
This tool is included since Windows 7 and gives us the possibility of using this utility to correct various problems that may be present in the system.
To access it, launch the Settings app (press Win+I), and click on the System tab> select the Troubleshooting option.
Choose “Other troubleshooter” and locate the “Windows Update” option and then click on the “Run” button.
The tool, in case of finding errors, will correct them automatically without our intervention.
This tool is valuable as a first choice when looking for errors.
Method 2: Automate Windows Update Services Through Command Prompt
To fix Windows 11 Update Error Encountered problem, execute some commands and then automate the service using Command Prompt.
Open Command Prompt (Run as administrator)
Now execute the following commands one by one and then hit Enter after one.
sc config wuauserv start=auto sc config cryptSvc start=auto sc config bits start=auto sc config trustedinstaller start=auto
Now, reboot your PC and check if Windows 11 can install updates for the system.