How to Fix GWXUX Has Stopped Working Error

While installing updates, the Windows users encounter “GWXUX has stopped working” error. Many Windows users do not know about GWXUX whether it is a process or an integral part of Windows. Let me explain GWXUX a bit. It is a Windows update called “KB3035583.” There is still no response from Microsoft why the Windows users encounter this error.

However, the error occurs when you click the “Get Windows 10” option appearing in the taskbar. Whenever you are updating OS to Windows 10, the chances are you will get this error. Ultimately, you have no other choice except selecting the option “Close program.”
If you get this error, no problem. Here are a few solutions you can try to fix the issue.

1. Delete Update “KB3035583” (Most Working Solution)

If you encounter this error, just remove the update that is creating a problem. Follow the instructions below to do so.

Go to the “Start” menu and select “Settings” from here.

In the Settings menu, select “Update & Security” category.

Update & Security

Here, you need to click “Windows Update” from the left pane to view its content in the right pane. Now click “Advanced Options” in the right pane.

Advanced Options for Windows Update

Click “Uninstall Updates” option here.

Uninstall Updates from Windows

You will see the list of installed updates. You can search for the desired update and click “Uninstall” option appears above.

Restart the system and disable Windows Updates feature. The problem is over. Isn’t it an easy solution?

2. Use Registry Editor

You can fix the issue by using the registry editor. But you can use this method if you are an expert user of Windows. If you do not have much knowledge about the registry editor feature of Windows, avoid using this method.

Follow the instructions below to do so.

Right-click the “Start” button and select the “Run” dialogue box from the WinX menu. Type “regedit” and press Enter to launch the Registry Editor.

Here, you need to click “HEKY_LOCAL_MACHINE category and select “SOFTWARE” from it.

Click “Policies” to expand it and select “Microsoft” to move ahead.

Now select “Gwx” from here. (If you can’t find “Gwx” here, right-click the Microsoft and select “New” and “String” from here. Now assign it a name “Gwx” key).

As you click “Gwx,” you will see its content in the right pane. You need to right-click in the right pane on an empty place and select “New” and “DWORD 32-bit Value” from here.

New DWORD 32-bit ValueAssign it a name “DisableGwx.”
DisableGWX key

Now, you need to double-click the “DisableGwx” to edit its DWORD 32-bit Value. It is “0” by default. You need to replace it with “1” to Disable this update.

Edit Value for DWORD String

Close the Registry Editor window and restart the system to see if you have successfully done your job.

3. Run Antivirus Scan

You need to check the system by running the antivirus scan. There may be a deadly virus in your system that is showing this error disguised as GWXUX. That’s why scan your system to fix the problem. If it is due to any virus, you will get rid of this issue once you run the antivirus scan.

4. Use Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool

To fix this problem, you need to use DISM tool so that you do not reencounter this error. When you use this tool, it provides you with the desired file to repair the broken or missing updates for your Windows. This tool generates a log file that is known as “%windir%/Logs/CBS/CBS.log.” This log file stores all of the problems DISM detects and fixes in Windows updates. Do the following to stop seeing the error again.

Right-click the Start button and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from here.

Now type here “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth” and press Enter.

RestorHealth in DISMNow close the Command Prompt window and reboot the system.

5. Run System File Checker

System File Checker utility detects and repairs the corrupted system files. So, you need to run this built-in tool to check and repair any defective system file. It is how you can run this utility.

Right-click the Start button and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the WinX menu.

Type here “sfc /scannow” to start the System File Checker scan. It takes a bit time. Hence, you need to have some patience until it completes the scan and the verification process reaches to 100%.

System File Checker scanning

Once, it is over; you need to close the Command Prompt window and reboot the system. Now once again launch Windows Update and select “Check for Updates” option to install the pending updates.

6. Install the Update Manually

If you are trying to download Windows 10 update and you are still facing the same error, you can install the desired update manually. For example, to fix the “GWXUX has stopped working” error, you need to install the “KB3035583” update package manually. Follow the steps below to do so.

First, you need to click Here to launch Microsoft Update Catalog.”

You will find here a search box. Type the update package number “KB3035583” in the search bar, and press Enter to explore it.

Windows Update Catalog Search function

You will see the list of updates. You need to search for the “KB3035583” for the Windows version you are using. Once you get it, select “Add” option to pick it from the list.

Now click the option “View basket” to launch the basket. Select the update and click “Download” option to start downloading.

In the next window, select the location in your system to save this update and click “Continue” option.
Once the process is over, close the download window and go to the folder where you have saved the update.

Double-click to the folder and its installation will start.

Now there will be no more issue related to the GWXUX or any other Windows Update.

7. Use Windows Update Troubleshoot Utility

Windows Troubleshoot utility enables you to fix the severe damages in the system. If there is any error in Windows and you are unable to fix it by using the above-discussed methods, use Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix it.

Follow the steps below to perform this action.

Go to the “Cortana” search assistant that is next to the “Start” button. Type here “Troubleshooting” and select from the search results.

Now click the option “Fix problems with Windows Update” under the “System and Security” category.

Fix Windows Update Errors

Select the “Next” option here to start the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

It will look for the error and troubleshoot it immediately.

That’s all buddies! I am sure you would be able to fix the “GWXUX has stopped working” error by using the above techniques.

If you are still in a perplexing situation, just do one thing. Reinstall Windows. There may be something deeply corrupted or damaged that is causing this issue again and again. So, the only solution in this situation is to reinstall Windows.


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