After you use your Windows for a long time, some inconsistencies issues will occur. You can use the System Update Readiness Tool to fix the issues on Windows 7/Vista/2008 R2/2008 and use Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) to fix the issues on Windows 10/8.1/8. MiniTool Software will show you how to use these two tools in this post.

When you run your Windows operating system for a long time, the system resources like file data, registry data, and in-memory data may go into inconsistencies. The causes of the inconsistencies are various like hardware failures or software issues.

The situation may be even worse: the inconsistency issue may influence the Windows Servicing Store and your Windows update may be failed due to this.

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Since the inconsistency issue can bring troubles to you, you’d better fix the issue and then you can use your Windows as normal and update your Windows to enjoy its new features.

So, here we will talk about System Update Readiness Tool.

About System Update Readiness Tool

System Update Readiness Tool, which is also known as CheckSUR, can address the inconsistency issue. It is a tool that can scan for inconsistency on your Windows computer and then fix them when it is being installed.

Then, in the following part, we will walk you through on how to use System Update Readiness Tool/CheckSUR to fix the inconsistency issue.

How to Use Microsoft CheckSUR?

Note: Before using Microsoft CheckSUR, you should know that the whole scanning and fixing process will last for 15 minutes or even longer. Sometimes, you may find that the process bar stops, but it is still running. You should not cancel it before the whole process ends.

If you are still using Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008:

You can go to the Microsoft official site to download this tool on your computer and then get the operating system package. Then, you can run it.

The System Update Readiness Tool can verify the integrity of the files that are contained in the following two folders and then replace the found incorrect data:

  • %SYSTEMROOT%\Servicing\Packages
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\WinSxS\Manifests

CheckSUR can also verify the registry data that is contained in the following registry subkeys:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Components
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Schema
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing

When necessary, the CheckSUR tool will reset them to the default values.

How to Use Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM)?

The System Update Readiness Tool only supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. If you are using Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, you need to use the Windows snap-in Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) to solve the inconsistency issue on your computer.

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If you are running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8:

You do not need to use the CheckSUR tool into Windows 10/8.1/8. You can just use the DISM tool instead.

Here is a guide on how to use this tool to fix the Windows update issue:

1. Click Windows and search for CMD in the search box.

2. Right-click on the first search result and select Run as administrator.

3. Type the following command line into the Command Prompt window and press Enter after each command:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

After these steps, you can exit the Command Prompt window and reboot your computer. Then you can go to update your Windows to see whether the update process can work normally.

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