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Microsoft makes it increasingly difficult for users to decide whether they want to check for Windows updates and install them, provided that the average user is not smart enough to make such a decision on their own.
The Windows Update Medic Service is a new Windows service introduced on Windows 10. This service was introduced to protect Windows Update components from damage so that the computer can continue to receive updates.
Windows Update Medic Service (WaaaSMedicSVC) allows you to repair and protect Windows Update components. This means that even if you disable services related to Windows Update, this service will reactivate them at some point.
WaasMedic is one of the programs that tries to repair Windows Update if it is corrupted. As it is an integrated component of Windows Update, you cannot really remove it from your system, but it can be disabled or replaced. You can disable most Windows services using the Services, although some services use the Denied Access dialog box to ask you to disable them.
What are the causes of WaasMedic’s errors?
Well, these errors are usually caused by:
- Unnecessary files. If you have unnecessary files in your system files, they can interfere with the process and cause a crash.
- Viruses or malware. If your system is infected with viruses or malware, service files can be damaged, which can lead to a crash.
How to completely disable WaasMedic:
Although this is not really recommended by Microsoft if you regularly update your Windows, there is not much to lose. To disable the WaasMedic service, you cannot use the generic method and disable it in Windows Service Manager because it displays an “Access denied” dialog box. However, you can disable it using third-party software.
Disable or Delete REMPL Task
- Simultaneously press the Win+R keys to launch the RUN dialog box, then type taskschd.msc in the RUN field and press Enter.
- It opens the Task Scheduler program. Now click on “Task Scheduler Library” in the left sidebar and go to the “Microsoft -> Windows -> fill” folder.
- Look for the Shell task in the right pane.
- Select this task and press the Delete button to remove it from the list. Click on the Yes button to confirm the action.
Disabling automatic group policy updates
Step 1 – Search for group policies in the Start menu and open the policy editor.
Step 2 – Navigate to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
Step 3 – In the Windows Update Strategies folder, double-click the Configure Automatic Updates strategy.
Step 4 – In the upper left part of the window that opens, check the Disabled box.
Step 5 – Press OK to close the window.
Using hard disk cleanup
To start deleting unnecessary or temporary files stored on your system that could crash the service, you must use the disk cleaning utility that is integrated with Windows. This will allow you to scan your drives for unwanted files and delete them. To clean the disc, proceed as follows:
- Go to the Start menu, type Clean Disk, then open it.
- Select the volume of your system.
- Click on’Clean system files’.
- Be sure to check the Temporary files box in the list.
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