Friday, August 19, 2022

Fix: Your Device Is Missing Important Security And Quality Fixes On Windows 10

Microsoft Windows releases updates regularly yet sometimes you may get to see “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes” on the update page even though you are up to date.

This suggests that the windows update is incompatible or broken but we can fix the problem with the solutions described below.

We have shown a VIDEO walk through at the end of the post for easy solution.

How To Fix Your Device Is Missing Important Security And Quality Fixes On Windows 10

Follow the fixes mentioned below and find what to do when you see the “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes” error message.

Fix 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

If you are getting “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes” in Windows 10 on the update page, run the Windows update troubleshooter first and check if this helps.

Follow the steps to run the troubleshooter:

  • Click on the Windows Start button and select Settings.
  • Choose Update & Security section and click on the Troubleshoot option.

troubleshoot_option_windows_settings

  • Select the Additional troubleshooters option.

Windows_additional_troubleshooters

  • Click on Windows Update. Run the troubleshooter and let the process get completed.

windows_update_troubleshooter

Check if this has resolved your problem. If you still find the error message, check our next solution.

Fix 2: Run DISM Command-Line Tool

Windows will not be able to install the updates if there are corrupted or broken files. Try repairing the Windows image and see if it fixes this issue. You can do this by running the DISM scan.

The repairing process may take some time. So, wait till the process gets finished.

After that check if you are receiving Windows updates properly.

Fix 3: Reinstall Windows Updates

If there are broken updates then you may find on Windows 10 “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes” error message.

If the above processes could not fix the issue, then reinstall the windows updates.

Follow the process mentioned below to do so:

  • Launch the Run utility by pressing Win + R Enter appwiz.cpl in the command box and press the Enter key to run the command.

appwiz_cpl

  • Click on View installed updates and from the list select the latest updates.

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  • Right-click on the latest build and click the Uninstall button. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the process.

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  • Press Win + I and enter into the Settings window. Select Update & Security option.

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  • Next, click on Windows Update and Check for updates.

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Wait till the installation process gets completed. Check if you are having any further issues.

Fix 4: Change The Telemetry Level

If after reinstallation of Windows updates, you are still getting “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes Windows 10” messages on the update page, then check if the Telemetry level is set to security only.

Check the steps to do so:

  • Open Run Utility and enter gpedit.msc in the command box. Press the Enter button to open Local Group Policy Editor.
  • Click on Computer Configuration and select Administrative Templates from the right panel as shown below.

administrative_templates_local_group_policy_editor

  • Click on Windows Components and then select Data Collection and preview builds.

data_collection_and_preview_policy_folder

  • Find Allow Telemetry and double-click on it.

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  • Enable From the drop-down menu, select Basic/ Enhanced/ Full option as per your choice. Make sure not to select Security option.

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  • Click on the OK button after you finish. Now check for Windows updates and hope you will have no more issues.

Closing Up

Hope you are not getting “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes” error message anymore after performing the above steps.

For further queries, leave us a reply in the comments section provided below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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