Something Went Wrong, Try To Reopen Settings Later Fix

While trying to install the latest Windows Update a few users might get the error “Something went wrong try to reopen the settings later”. This error might be because of corrupt windows installation or incorrect configuration of Windows update. There are a few methods to solve this error. In this article let us see different approaches to fix it.


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Method 1: Change the Startup Type of UOS Service to Automatic

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type services.msc and hit enter

 

Services

 

Step 2: In the services window scroll down and find Update Orchestrator Service and double click on it

 

Uos

 

Step 3: In the startup type drop-down select automatic

Step 4: Click on Apply and OK

 

Startup Type

Method 2: Reset The App Settings

 

Step 1: Click on the Start button, and right-click on the gear icon (Settings)

 

App Settings

 

Step 2: Click on More and from the fly-out options click on App settings

 

Settings

 

Step 3: Scroll down and click on the Reset button


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Reset

 

Step 4: A pop-up will appear, click on reset

Step 5: Restart the system and check for the issue to be solved

Method 3: Use Windows Troubleshoot

 

Step 1: Open windows settings using Windows + I keys together and click on Update & Security

 

Update&security

 

Step 2: From the left, click on troubleshoot

 

Troubleshoot

 

Step 3: On the right click on Additional troubleshooters

Additional Troubleshooter

 

Step 4: Select Windows Update and click on Run the troubleshooter

 

Windows Troubleshoot

 

Step 5: It will take a few minutes to find out if there are any problems. If so it will suggest a fix, follow the onscreen instructions to apply the fix

Method 4: Run the SFC Scan Command

 

Step 1: Open the command prompt in administrator mode, to do this type cmd in the windows search bar and hold the ctrl and shift keys together then hit enter

Step 2: A user access control window will pop up, click on yes

Step 3: In the command prompt copy and paste the below command and hit enter

sfc /scannow

 

Scannow

 

Step 4: It will take a few minutes to complete the process. Then restart your system

Method 5: Use The Command Prompt

 

Step 1: Open the command prompt in administrator mode, to do this type cmd in the windows search bar and hold the ctrl and shift keys together then hit enter

Step 2: Execute the below commands one by one

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
ren %systemroot%system32catroot2 catroot2.bak
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

Step 3: Once you have executed all the above commands, restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved

Method 6: Check The Windows Registry

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type regedit, and hit enter

 

Registry Editor

 

Step 2: Use Account Control pop-up will appear, click on yes

Step 3: Navigate to the following path

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc

 

Uso Service

 

Step 4: On the right side, double click on Start under the Name column

 

Start Value Uso

 

Step 5: In the value data enter 2 and click on OK

 

Value Data Uso

 

Step 6: Also navigate to the following paths and set their start value to 2 and click OK

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv

 

Wuauserv

 

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc

 

Waas Media

 

Step 7: Restart the computer

Method 7: Create A New User Account

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together. Click on Accounts

 

Accounts

 

Step 2: From the left click on Family & other users

 

Other Users

 

Step 3: On the right side, click on the plus mark beside Add someone else to this PC

 

Add User

 

Step 4: In the opened window click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information


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Sign In

 

Step 5: In the create account window select Add a user without a Microsoft account

 

Add User Without Account

 

Step 6: Enter the username and password information to create a new local user account

Step 7: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type control userpasswords2 and hit enter

 

User Pwd

 

Step 8: This will open the user accounts window, select the newly created user and click on the Properties button

 

Properties

 


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Step 9: Choose the Group Membership tab and select Administrator by clicking on the radio button beside it

Step 10: Then click on Apply and OK to save the changes

 

Administrator

 

Step 11: Now restart your system and log in with the newly created user account and check if the error is resolved.

 

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful and let us know which of the above method worked for you.

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