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windows update not working

January 26, 2013 at 17:33:03
Specs: Windows 7

When i try to update windows, message appears, "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. you may have to restart your computer."

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#1
January 26, 2013 at 18:45:03


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#2
January 26, 2013 at 18:59:24

Yes and it scanned and said it didnt find any problems

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#3
January 26, 2013 at 19:32:41


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#4
January 27, 2013 at 11:36:06

If you are still in trouble after #3 then check to see if the service is actually running.
Type Services in Search in order to find it.

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#5
January 27, 2013 at 13:36:03

ah...ok, it is not running. Silly question, but how can I correct this?

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#6
January 27, 2013 at 14:02:54

Double click on the entry for the Windows Update service.
In the box marked "Startup type", make sure it is not set to Disabled.
If it is, use the down arrow on the right to set it to "Automatic (Delayed Start)".

Underneath there are two buttons. The one that is NOT grayed out is what it is doing.
If necessary hit the Start button. Finally Apply/OK your way out.

Best then to restart the computer and verify that the service is running.

[Just for info, any service that is set to an Automatic option will start with Windows, other options will not]

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
January 27, 2013 at 14:13:41

"but how can I correct this?"
By running Tweaking.com - Windows Repair from my post #3
Did you?

If so, run again & check > Remove Policies Set By Infections


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