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Windows 7: Windows Update - Reset


16 Jun 2010   #89
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Update - Reset

How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


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14 Aug 2012   #90
Crazyedd

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Oh, sorry. I saw it posted alot so I thought it was the only error message people received.

The message basically said: 'Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.'

But the problem, as I stated in my post, is that I can't find the 'Windows Update Service' option in the 'Services' area.


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14 Aug 2012   #91
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. If you like, go ahead and download and merge the .reg file for the listed Windows Update option in the tutorial below. It will restore the "Windows Update" service along with it's default settings. Hopefully all will be good again after the restart.

Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7
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15 Aug 2012   #92
Crazyedd

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks, that got rid of the error message that I stated in my post, but now I'm getting error code 80246008.
Windows Update managed to find updates (14) that it could perform, but as soon as I clicked on 'Download Updates', that error popped up.

I'll look online for some way to fix this, but I figure I should post here in case you've encountered this error code before.
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15 Aug 2012   #93
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crazyedd View Post
Thanks, that got rid of the error message that I stated in my post, but now I'm getting error code 80246008.
Hi,

Try this please:
Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix

Regards,
Golden
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15 Aug 2012   #94
Crazyedd

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I think it's fixed now.

It was the BITS service that was just non-existent on my pc, so I followed Brink's link, which contained the windows update reset, and found the BITS reset aswell.

The updates are currently downloading, so it's just a matter of waiting. But I'm guessing this is fixed now.


Thanks for all your help guys, I don't think I could have done it without you
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15 Aug 2012   #95
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Yep, that tutorial above ^ has the BITS download and fix.
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20 Aug 2012   #96
richardoakley

Vista and 7 32 bit
 
 
A big thank you

Many thanks for your tutorial it resolved my problems

Richard
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20 Aug 2012   #97
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Richard, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad that it was able to help.
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29 Aug 2012   #98
kyramas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks !
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29 Aug 2012   #99
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Kyramas, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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