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

08 Jun 2012   #21
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

That does surprise me - I would have expected your machine to be showing as non-genuine if the Intel RST drivers were the problem.


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13 Jun 2012   #22
e4rthquake

win7 64
 
 
Thanx

Not sure how old this post is (didn't look) but this solved my problems to thank a bunch!

also i singed up for this fourm now!
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13 Jun 2012   #23
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by e4rthquake View Post
Not sure how old this post is (didn't look) but this solved my problems to thank a bunch!

also i singed up for this fourm now!

You're welcome - but don't burn yourself!
...and welcome to the forums.
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14 Jun 2012   #24
sjlarson

Windows7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Perfect! Thanks!!!!!!!



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Four Cs View Post
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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14 Jun 2012   #25
billporter

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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.
This worked for me! Thanks!!!
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04 Jul 2012   #26
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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.
Thank you so much for this.
It saved me from renaming Software Distribution and the other folder which I don't remember the name of. (Which first method didn't work for me, so I would have had to go for second, which would erase my download history etc.)

This is why I love this forum.
I can check the internet, Microsoft, etc., but the best answer is always here!
Thank you so much folks!
You are great!
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04 Jul 2012   #27
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Catroot2 ??


Glad it helped.
Good luck
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09 Jul 2012   #28
RussellCellular

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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.
Thanks Noel! This worked for me. Any idea what causes this?
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09 Jul 2012   #29
RussellCellular

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by e4rthquake View Post
Not sure how old this post is (didn't look) but this solved my problems to thank a bunch!

also i singed up for this fourm now!
Ditto.
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09 Jul 2012   #30
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RussellCellular View Post
Thanks Noel! This worked for me. Any idea what causes this?
Not really - I think it's a conflict in the registry which flipping the status sorts out, but I've never actually gotten my sweaty hands on an affected machine, so I can't say for certain (even if I could find the flipped entry!)
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