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Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates


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#1 korniceman3000

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Hope you guys won't mind helping me with this issue. I have Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.

 

I recently noticed that it's been 2 weeks since my laptop scheduled an auto installation of windows updates on Sundays so I decided to check if any new ones were available. When I clicked on Check For Updates, I received the following message:

 

"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."

 

I restarted but nothing changed. I also went into the settings and selected never update, applied, then exited, then went back and re-selected auto update and install and applied but again, the same result.

 

I have no idea how to restart or reset the windows update so it will work. 

 

I would really appreciate if you could please help me correct this problem.

 

Thank you for your time and looking forward to your replies.

Best regards!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

Hello, first try the BITS repair tool..


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

Hi Boopme and thank you for your reply.

 

I followed the Microsoft instructions and downloaded BITS (Windows6.0-KB940520-x86-ENU) and ran the program and it instantly popped up with the message "Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) repair is not required currently".

 

Please advise as to what I should try next.

Thank you for the help!!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

Then we will use this.
Download Windows Repair (all in one) from [url=" site
Install the program then run it.
Go to Step 2 and allow it to run CheckDisk by clicking on Do It button:
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Once that is done then skip Steps 3 and 4.
Go to Start Repairs tab and click Start button.
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Please ensure that ONLY items seen in the image below are ticked as indicated (they're all checked by default)(if you see extra items not shown, leave them un-checked):
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Click on box next to the Restart System when Finished. Then click on Start.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

Thank you for the reply! I will definitely try this when I return home and post the results!



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

Followed all your instructions and completed all tasks. Windows Update can now be accessed via the control panel. When I opened it, there was already a message saying "Checking for updates" and it's been displayed there for quite some time. Not sure if that's how it is supposed to stay. Also, below it stated that the most recent check for updates was never, updates were installed: never, etc. Does this mean that all my previous windows updates were also deleted/uninstalled during the tweaking repair?

 

Thank you again for your assistance. It is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

Well check and install.. cannot be certain why they are not there.

 

How can I tell if my computer is up to date

 

Install Windows updates


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

Just wanted to let you know that all the new Windows Updates have been installed along side the previous ones and that the auto update feature is functioning as normal.

 

Thank you again for helping me resolve this matter. 

It is greatly appreciated!

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

You're very welcome!!


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