How do I fix Windows Update error 80200053?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Windows Update error 80200053 indicates that Windows Update is unable to connect to the update server. This can happen for a number of reasons, including network problems, firewall settings, or server issues.

When this error occurs, it is typically accompanied by a message that says "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running." This means that the Windows Update service is not running or is not able to connect to the update server.

There are a few things that you can try in order to fix this error. First, you can check your network connection and make sure that there are no issues. Second, you can check your firewall settings and make sure that Windows Update is allowed to connect to the internet. Finally, you can try restarting the Windows Update service.

If none of these solutions work, then you may need to contact Microsoft support for further assistance.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

The steps to restart your computer and try again in order to fix windows update error 80200053 are as follows:

  1. Click on the "Start" button
  2. Type "cmd"
  3. Press "Enter"
  4. Type "reboot"
  5. Press "Enter"
  6. When your computer restarts, press "F8" multiple times to boot into Advanced Boot Options
  7. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"
  8. Click on "Start"
  9. Type "cmd"
  10. Press "Enter"
  11. Type "net start"
  12. Type "cmd"
  13. Press "Enter"
  14. Type "net stop wuauserv"
  15. Type "net start wuauserv"
  16. Type "cmd"
  17. Press "Enter"
  18. Type "net start windowsupdate"
  19. Type "cmd"
  20. Type "net stop windowsupdate"
  21. Type "net start wuauserv"
  22. Type "cmd"
  23. Type "netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="windowsupdate" new enable=Yes"
  24. Click on "Yes"
  25. Click on "Close"
  26. Type "cmd"
  27. Type "net start wuauserv"
  28. Type "cmd"
  29. Type "netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="windowsupdate" new enable=No"
  30. Click on "No"
  31. Type "cmd"
  32. Type "net stop wuauserv"
  33. Type "net start windowsupdate"
  34. Type "cmd"
  35. Type "net start wuauserv"

2. Check your internet connection and try again

  1. Open "Windows Update" by pressing the "Windows key + X" and clicking on "Windows Update".
  2. Click on "Check for updates" on the main window.
  3. If you have any pending updates, you will be prompted to install them.
  4. If you have any updates to install, click on "Install updates".
  5. After the updates are installed, click on "OK" to close the "Windows Update" window.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. If the problem still persists, try to troubleshoot the issue by following these steps: a. Check if your internet connection is working properly. b. If your internet connection is working properly, try to connect to the internet using a different device. c. Try to connect to the internet using a different internet service provider. d. Try to connect to the internet using a different browser. e. Try to connect to the internet using a different computer.

3. Make sure your firewall is not blocking Windows Update

  1. Open the Windows Update settings in Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Advanced options button.
  3. Click on the Windows Update settings button.
  4. In the Windows Update settings window, make sure that the Allow automatic updates from Microsoft update is checked.
  5. Click on the OK button.
  6. If the Windows Update error 80200053 still persists, you may need to disable the firewall for the affected computer.
  7. Refer to your firewall documentation for more information.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
  2. Reset the Windows Update Components.
  3. Contact Microsoft support.