Its function has been handed off to other files in Windows after version 8.1. If you have Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, you may have seen an error associated with this file.
If the wuapp.exe file is not located where Windows expects it to be, it will show you an error indicating that “wuapp.exe cannot be found.” This is a fairly common error in versions of Windows prior to Windows 10.
If you are running a version of Windows other than Windows 10 and you get an error, you can generally start Windows Update manually to solve the problem.
In most cases, Windows Update will detect the missing wuapp file and replace it. Enter the word “update” into the Windows Search bar and hit enter. In the window that appears, click “Check for Updates” and approve any updates Windows finds.
If this does not resolve the error, you may wish to contact a computer technician. Maintaining the updates issued to Windows is essential for proper operation and security, and it is unwise to use a computer without the most recent updates installed.
The full details are below:
|File Extension:||EXE file extension|
|Description:||Windows Update Application Launcher|
|Object File Type:||Executable application|
|Software Developer:||Microsoft Corporation|
|Software Program:||Microsoft® Windows® Operating System|
Wuapp.exe Errors & How to Fix Them
Windows Update errors can be caused by many different events, such as incomplete installation of Windows OS, hardware drivers, or application related issues.
Fixing issues depends on the cause of the error. The following specific strategies can be used for the most common wuapp.exe errors:
The wuapp.exe file is unlikely to be on more modern computers running Windows 10.
Older computers may have problems with this file, but the above steps can usually be used to fix any issues.