Find the issue quickly. Update.exe Application error that is affecting your computer using these easy methods to eliminate the annoying issue.
Windows has evolved a lot in its role as an operating system, and has grown dramatically over the years. The most recent version of Windows has introduced amazing new features and awaited functions for users.
However regardless of how great software may be however, it will eventually be prone to mistakes. A similar group of users has been experiencing a strange ‘Update.exe error message’ on their computers.
This kind of error can occur due to a variety of causes. In most instances, it is likely to be a software issue, which makes it fairly simple to fix by yourself.
If you’ve been one of those unfortunate people who have this issue on your computer, simply follow the steps in this article and you’ll be free of this annoying issue.
However, before you address the issue head-on and eliminate it from your system we must first know the possible reasons for this error, so that you to gain a better understanding of how you can avoid this issue in the future .
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Potential Reasons for Receiving the Update.exe Application Error
As we have mentioned in the previous guide, there are many reasons why this error is that occur in the system and here are the most likely causes:
- Malware or Virus Infected System
- An Incompatible Third-Party App
- Outdated or Damaged Drivers
- Improper Registry Modification
- Corrupted or Damaged System Files
Once you’ve figured out the causes of this type of error, let’s move towards resolving the problem on your PC.
Method 1: Scans the PC to identify Malware or virus infection.
The first and foremost action you must take in the event of an error this kind is to check your PC for virus or malware. Most of the time, Windows performs this automatically, but running an extensive scan on your computer is not harmful any way.
For a complete scan of your computer, first go into the Start menu and enter Security in the search bar to search for it. Then, from the results of your search you can click on the “Windows Security’ tile to continue.
On the Windows Security window, click on the ‘Virus and Threat Protection tab that is located in the left-hand sidebar.
From the left part of the page, select the ‘Scan options Click on the ‘Scan options’ button, which is located in the section ‘Current threats.
On the following page you need to click the radio button that is next to the Microsoft Defender Anticrius scan, and then click the ‘Scan Now’ button located at the end of the page to continue.
Your computer may be shut down and then restart to finish the scan and identify any viruses or malware in your computer.
Method 2: Fix Registry Errors Using DISM and SFC Scan
Because the issue is related to damaged or corrupted system files It is suggested to conduct an DISM and SFC scans, since DISM can fix the image that is used to identify the issues that are present on your system as well SFC (System File Checker) will test and fix your system.
The first step is to execute the first DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) procedure, and after it is complete then you must start an SFC (System File Checker) to verify the integrity and accuracy of the system files.
To install the DISM in your computer, you must first go into the Start menu and enter Terminal in the search box to find it. From the results of your search, right-click on the tile ‘Terminal’ and select the Run as administrator option.
Then you will see a UAC (User Account Control) window will be displayed in your display. If you’re not logged into your account as an administrator then enter the credentials to create one. If not, click the “Yes” button within the window to continue.
On the terminal screen paste or type the code below and press Enter using your keyboard. This will run the command.
DISM/ Online/ Cleanup-Image/RestoreHealth
The DISM command can take up to some minutes, dependent upon the bandwidth of your connection. It could also appear to be to be stuck however this is normal for the command. Be patient until the command execution is completed.
After you’ve completed the process After that, copy and paste the command below to launch this command to invoke the SFC (System File Checker) which will scan the currently installed Windows image and repair the damaged or damaged files by using the same image downloaded in the earlier step.
After the SFC command has completed its execution then go into the Start menu and then restart your computer. After restarting attempt to upgrade your system again to determine whether the issue is there.
Method 3: Deactivate the Data Execution Prevention
Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a memory protection program developed by Microsoft that blocks third-party software to run on specific parts of the memory. Although this feature is in place to protect the system, a lot of programs are not yet compatible with it. Additionally, there have instances in which DEP blocked the execution of programs that are not malicious.
There’s a caveat to this method since the method requires that you identify the specific application that is causing the issue on your system. If you don’t know which application that is causing the issue it’s best to not bother with this procedure at present.
To disable your DEP in your computer, first go into the menu bar and then click on the tile titled ‘Settings’ to launch the application. Alternately, you can use the Windows+E keys on your keyboard to deactivate it.
Then, in next, in the Settings window, ensure that you’ve selected the tab ‘System’ on the sidebar on your left.
Then, in the right side in the browser, go down to the bottom of the page and then click on the ‘About tile to continue.
On the page titled ‘About’, select the ‘System Protection button that is located under the ‘Related Links’ section. It will display a new display on the screen.
From the newly open window, click the tab ‘Advanced’ and then select the ‘Settings’ tab under the section ‘Performance’ to continue. This will open an additional display on the screen.
Then, in the Performance Options window that appears on the screen select the Data Execution Prevention tab to proceed.
Then, click the radio button that is next to the ‘Turn off DEP for all services and programs, except the ones I choose: Option and then click the button ‘Add’ at the bottom in the windows. This will open an File Explorer window on your screen. Find the app that is problematic on the installation drive of your computer and choose the .EXE file from the application to include it in the list.
After you have added the application in the app list click the ‘Apply’ button in order to save your changes, then hit the ‘OK’ button for closing the application.
Method 4 Method 4: Install or update missing Drivers on your system
A driver that is not up-to-date or missing could be among the reasons you’ve experienced this issue with your system. As updating and installing a driver to the system can be a very simple process, it’s certainly worth trying. You can also upgrade the driver from the Settings app or your Device Manager.
To update or install the driver using within the Settings app, first go towards the Start Menu and click on the icon tile ‘Settings’ located under the ‘Pinned applications section’ to proceed. Alternately, use the Windows+I keys together with your keyboard and launch the application.
Then, in the Settings window, select the Windows Update tab located in the lower left-hand sidebar, to move on.
From the left part of the window, select the ‘Advanced Options Tile’ that is located under the section ‘More options’ to proceed.
On another screen, you can scroll to the bottom and click on the ‘Optional Updates tile under the section ‘Additional options’ to continue.
Then, find and click on the “Driver Updates tile to expand it. From the list of drivers available you can find the driver that is available and then click on the checkbox that is next to the specific item. Then, click the Download & Install button at the bottom of the page to begin the installation process of this driver.
Install or Update Missing Driver Using the Device Manager
The procedure to update any driver using in the Device Manager is fairly simple. In addition, if several drivers not updated or aren’t functioning properly in your computer, the Device Manager will prove to be much more efficient.
Then, go to the Start Menu and type in Device Manager into the search bar to perform a lookup for the. After that, in the results of your search you can click on the ‘Device Manager tile to launch the application.
NOTE: Just for showcasing reasons, we are upgrading the Bluetooth driver. The similar procedure for other driver listed within the Device Manager.
Then, in the “Device Manager window, search for and click on the downward arrow that is located before the category ‘Bluetooth. From the options that are expanded, select the Intel Wireless Bluetooth driver, and then right-click it to open the contextual menu. Then, select the option ‘Properties’ to continue. It will display a new display on the screen.
In the window that is opened separately You can see the current state of driver that is installed on the hardware on your computer. If no driver is identified the window will say that it is not detected. After that, click the button ‘Update driver’ located just below the “Device status” area.
If you’re looking to update your driver that is already installed Click on the tab ‘Driver’ at the top in the windows. After that, click on the button ‘Update driver’ located within the window to continue. This will open a new display on the screen.
Then, in the window that is opened separately select the “Search automatically for drivers” option to let the Windows look for the most recent driver on the Microsoft servers.
If your driver is already installed, click on the update program then click the ‘Browse your computers to find drivers’ button to continue. This will bring up an File Explorer window on your screen, which you can use to navigate through and choose the driver package you want to update.
After the update or install is completed successfully You may require restarting your computer to make the changes effective. Therefore, you must restart your PC by using your Start Menu.
Method 5 Restore your PC using System Image Recovery
If none of the above methods are working then the final option is to repair your computer by using System Image Recovery. System Image Recovery option from the Windows Recovery Environment.
To restart your PC, go to the Start Menu and then click to open the settings tile in the section ‘pinned apps’ or search for it.
Then, ensure that the tab ‘System’ is selected from the left sidebar within the Settings window.
From the left side in the window for settings, scroll to the bottom the ‘Recovery’ tile. Click on it tile to proceed.
In the section ‘Recover options Find the ‘Advanced Startup tile, and then click the button ‘Restart now’ located on the right part of it.
When the Advanced Startup screen’ appears on your computer, find and select the option ‘Troubleshoot.
On another screen select the tile ‘Advanced Options’ to proceed.
From the Advanced options screen, select the “System Image Recovery” tile to continue. The machine will then restart.
After restarting, the ‘System Image Recovery’ window will show in your desktop. Look for your account’s name under the section , and click on it to proceed.
The next page will prompt you to type in your account password you used to sign in to your computer. Click on the “Continue” button.
Then, on the ‘Select a System Image backup screen, select the radio button that is next to the ‘Use the most recent available image for your system’ selection and then click the next button to continue.
If you intend to restore the image of your system to another machine entirely it is necessary to format and rebuild the drive to conform to the design of the drives which you’re recovering the image from.
To do this, go to the ‘Format and Repartition the disk’ section , then select the ‘Exclude disks to be excluded’ button. If the option is grayed out, select the option to install drivers that appears on the screen for installing the driver for the disks you’re recovering. After you’ve formatted the prior partitions or installed drivers on the drives that you are restoring, press the button ‘Next’ to continue.
Then, on another screen press the button ‘Finish’ to begin the backup restore process.
The restoration process is about to start on your device. Be patient until the process is completed. When the restoration process is complete itself the prompt will appear on the screen, asking you to restart your PC. Click the “Restart” button to reboot your computer.
That’s it, people. We hope this guide will assist you in resolving the ‘Update.exe application error’ and make things work as normal within a matter of minutes.