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Windows 7: Windows update cannot currently check for updates.. the service isnt

05 Feb 2012   #11
NovaWWE

64, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
So far everything looks OK - I can't see what service the error is complaining about

Please try the following -
Reboot - and allow 5 minutes before touching the machine after logon
open an Elevated Command Prompt window
run the following command
SC QUERY TYPE= SERVICE >servlist.txt

then attach the file C:\Windows\System32\servlist.txt to your response.
Nothjing Came up, i pressed enter and it went to new line?


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06 Feb 2012   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

That's normal - the results were save in the file, rather than printed to the screen.
just look for the file C:\Windows\System32\servlist.txt and attach it to your reply
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06 Feb 2012   #13
NovaWWE

64, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

[SC] EnumQueryServicesStatus:OpenService FAILED 1060:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
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06 Feb 2012   #14
NoelDP

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

Is that all that's in the file??
In that case you ran it from an ordinary Command Prompt - not an Elevated one.
Try again in an elevated command prompt, and attach the file to your response.
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06 Feb 2012   #15
NovaWWE

64, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Is that all that's in the file??
In that case you ran it from an ordinary Command Prompt - not an Elevated one.
Try again in an elevated command prompt, and attach the file to your response.
I did the whole Right Click - Run as Administrator Thing and did what u said and same thing came upp in serves list.
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06 Feb 2012   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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OK, it turns out that the specifier doesn't seem to be needed - so use this

Code:
 
SC<space>QUERY<space>>servlist2.txt
Please paste the Command prompt window contents (or a screencap of it)
the file will be found in the System32 folder as
C:\Windows\System32\servlist2.txt
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06 Feb 2012   #17
NovaWWE

64, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
OK, it turns out that the specifier doesn't seem to be needed - so use this

Code:
 
SC<space>QUERY<space>>servlist2.txt
Please paste the Command prompt window contents (or a screencap of it)
the file will be found in the System32 folder as
C:\Windows\System32\servlist2.txt
Tried this and it said Windows could not find file, and thn i tried going into System32 to find servlist2 and theres not one
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07 Feb 2012   #18
NovaWWE

64, Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Dont worry guys i fixed it! all i had todo was install service pack 1
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07 Feb 2012   #19
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Well done! - I *may* have thought of that one, but probably wouldn't have suggested it, as installing SP's can make problems worse, rather than better.

Good Luck!
(Thanks for coming back to let us know)
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07 Feb 2012   #20
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

That's great news.

Thanks for the update.
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