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Windows 7: Windows Update service is not working

03 Nov 2011   #11
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter to see if it detects any issues.

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter

You could also see the additional info here:

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

And perhaps consider running the Update Readiness Tool.

Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

[credit: marsmimar]


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03 Nov 2011   #12
Panayiotis

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I did the troobleshooter, it fixed smt, resarted but nothing.
Then i downloaded the System Update Readiness Tool ,but whie it was installing it gave me error 0xc80003f3
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03 Nov 2011   #13
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Try installing this FixIt sollution.
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03 Nov 2011   #14
Panayiotis

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I did that today morning, and now again.
It repairs Windows Update Components but still windows update not running..
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03 Nov 2011   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Panayiotis View Post
I did the troobleshooter, it fixed smt, resarted but nothing.
Then i downloaded the System Update Readiness Tool ,but whie it was installing it gave me error 0xc80003f3

Hmm - that seems to be an 'out of memory' error, which is pretty unlikely,

What Anti-Virus are you using?
You mayt need to disable it (or even uninstall it) while running the tool.
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03 Nov 2011   #16
Panayiotis

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

ESET NOD32....disabled, tried installing again but getting the same error...
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03 Nov 2011   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

NOD32 isn't known for giving problems (but I've never used it since about 2002!)

How much RAM do you have installed? - is WIndows managing the Virtual Memory, or do you have it locked?
(System Properties> Advanced System Settings>Performance>Advanced> Virtual Memory/Change)
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03 Nov 2011   #18
Panayiotis

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

its system managed
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03 Nov 2011   #19
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Panayiotis View Post
I did that today morning, and now again.
It repairs Windows Update Components but still windows update not running..
Did you try aggresive mode?

Did anyone perhaps ''clean'' WinSxS on your computer, ran some tweaking tools, cleaned registry?

What are the error ID numbers you see in Event Viewer? Do you have the Software Distribution folder? Did you change security settings for your whole hard disk/system partition or the Windows folder?
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03 Nov 2011   #20
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

OK, enough with the passive corrections
Run the Fixit 50123 from here (don't worry about the title)
You receive an error message when you try to install or run an Office program: "This patch package could not be opened" or "The installation source for the product is not available"
then test WU
if it still refuses to co-operate.
How do I reset Windows Update components? - run Fixit 50202 in Normal mode
test WU
then run Fixit 50202 again in Aggressive mode.
test WU,
then trey the CheckSUR tool again.
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