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Windows 7: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates.....

02 Jun 2012   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

It would have been interesting to see if my option worked as it usually does - and at zero risk to the patient


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03 Jun 2012   #12
Larry Dunn

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I agree with NoelDP.

On my system, the suggestion of turning off Windows Updates,
then turning it back on, solved the problem right away.

I wudda never thought it up by myself.

And the simpler, smaller solution should always be first.

That said, I would cheerfully try the radical surgery,
should it prove necessary.
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03 Jun 2012   #13
swassociates

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 Bit
 
 

Sorry to have hurt anyone's feelings by solving the problem for Jim54. I will certainly butt out and won't try to help next time.

I know I'm beating a dead horse here but stoping the service, deleting some folders which automatically get created when the service is started again is hardly surgey. Trust me, if I can do it anyone can.

PS> A guy at Microsoft gave me the fix
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03 Jun 2012   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

No need to get grumpy - we're all entitled to our own views on the 'correct' way to approach any problem.
The important thing in any forum is to avoid any damage to a system if you possibly can - which is why I prefer the 'passive' fixes if there's a chance they'll work, rather than the more certain 'surgical' fixes which usually (but not always) work - they help to define the problem, if they don't fix it, and they don't make significant change o the system which can make later troubleshooting more difficult.

The source of a solution is no guarantee of it's worth - look at all Norton products since they were bought by Symantec as a perfect example - or the fact that most PC manufacturer's 'Support lines' will tell you to reinstall Windows to fix a lost shortcut to a game.
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04 Jun 2012   #15
swassociates

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 Bit
 
 

Oaky Doky
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05 Jun 2012   #16
Four Cs

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Try this BEFORE anything else!

Open Windows Updates
click on Change Settings
change your option to Never Update.
Click Apply
Close Windows Updates

Now open Windows Updates again
Click on Change Settings
Change the settings to your preference.
Click Apply, and close Windows Update

Now open Windows Updates, and Check for Updates

See what happens.
Excellent advice!!!! This fixed the issue. Thanks for posting
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06 Jun 2012   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Glad to hear it - thanks for letting us know.
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06 Jun 2012   #18
auwingr

Windows 7
 
 

I too am experiencing the same problem with Windows Updater. Followed all of the above recommendations and nothing. I downloaded the System update readiness tool and got an error message (0xc8000247).
This is a new hard drive install on a laptop and the factory original Recovery Discs were used to re-install Windows 7. It is a 64 bit install on a Toshiba laptop model Satellite C655.
Any assistance on resolving this issue would be deeply appreciated. Need this laptop to work, as it is out of warrantee period and I can't afford to call for factory assistance. Thanks!
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06 Jun 2012   #19
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Try the Fixit from here.... How do I reset Windows Update components?
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07 Jun 2012   #20
auwingr

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks Noel

well, just when I had all but given up hope I tried installing the Intel drivers and what-do-you know...it worked like a charm.
I had tried all the other measures to no avail and never figured the drivers would have been the issue, but they were.
Thanks for having such a great website. I've found a wealth of information here in the past, but this was a real life saver.

Again Thanks!
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