[Fixed]Potential Windows Update Database error detected

Today we are going to fix “Potential Windows Update Database error detected”.In Windows 10 Updates are mean to set download and install automatically when the device connected to Microsoft server.

But in few cases we face error in Windows update or fails to install with a different error. while running the Windows update troubleshooting tool to find issue we got error message like this.

Fix Potential Windows Update error detected by services.msc


1: Press windows Key and R Key from your keyboard


2: Then type services.msc in search bar and hit enter


3: Service manager windows pop up, scroll down and find windows update

Potential Windows Update Database error detected


4: Check if its in running state then stop temporarily by doing right click


5: Once you stop the service go to c:>Windows> SoftwareDistribution> DataStore

Potential Windows Update Database error detected

6: Select all and delete that files


7: Return back to service manager again and start the service which previously stoped

Once the service started again follow the windows update process, It will go on smoothly and you will ableto fix ” Potential Windows Update Database error detected

Fix Windows Update Database error detected by Clean Boot

Sometimes, this “Potential Windows Update Database error detected” issue can appear due to third-party applications which interfere with Windows and cause this error message to appear.

To find the problematic applications, you need to perform a clean boot by following the step mentioned below

1: Press Win-Key + R and enter “msconfig”. Press Enter


2: Then click on the Services tab and check “Hide all Microsoft services”. Click on the Disable all button.

Potential Windows Update Database error detected

3: Now go to the “Startup” tab and click on “Open Task Manager”

Potential Windows Update Database

4: Startup applications will now appear with all list. Right-click on one list and select Disable. Repeat this process for all applications listed.

5: After that go back to System Configuration window and click on Apply and OK to save changes.

6: Restart you computer

Note: This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, operating systems.Works for all major computer manufactures (Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung)

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