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Windows 7: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

20 Aug 2012   #11
NoWhammies

Home Premium x64
 
 
Updates Working again

This! Went down too many roads with MS and this was it for me :-)

How to fix “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running” | Michal's Notes

Summary in case the link dies:
Basically the guy thinks the Windows Updates download(s) got corrupt somewhere, so he tells you to stop the Windows Update service, delete all the files in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\, then re-enable the service. I rebooted my machine but it probably wasn't necessary.


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22 Aug 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's a utility that has fixed my own update issues. Click on the big BLUE button about half way down the page for the zip file.
Repair & Fix Windows Updates with Fix WU Utility
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23 Oct 2012   #13
Alloy123

64bit win7 ultimate
 
 

I am having the same problem with a friends laptop a sony VPCF126FM. His HD crashed so I am installing a brand new WD hard drive. I too have tried reformatting to no avail. I have also tried all of the above solutions and even gone to the intel website to get the latest drivers for the rapid tech stuff. Still getting same error message about service not running. I have yet to try the solution from the post above mine.

has anyone had the opportunity to attempt it?

the system was win7 home premium and i used a win7 home premium disc oem with sp1.
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24 Oct 2012   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alloy123 View Post
I am having the same problem with a friends laptop a sony VPCF126FM. His HD crashed so I am installing a brand new WD hard drive. I too have tried reformatting to no avail. I have also tried all of the above solutions and even gone to the intel website to get the latest drivers for the rapid tech stuff. Still getting same error message about service not running. I have yet to try the solution from the post above mine.

has anyone had the opportunity to attempt it?

the system was win7 home premium and i used a win7 home premium disc oem with sp1.
Yes I did, it worked on my system as I stated.
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29 Oct 2012   #15
Alloy123

64bit win7 ultimate
 
 

The fix did not work in my case. What did work was something i had read earlier relating to the Intel Rapid drivers. I uninstalled them completely and voila. All updates came through. I realize this is only a fix for windows updates, and it now presents a new problem of not having the intel drivers installed for the rapid tech stuff, but at least i can get updates.
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29 Oct 2012   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=21730

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.
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