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


27 Jul 2012   #31

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swassociates View Post
Try this. I had the same problem and it worked for me

Go to Administrative Tools/Services, and stop the Windows Update service. Then go to the folder c:/Windows/SoftwareDistribution and delete all of the files and folders. Then go back to Services and restart the Windows Update service which will recreate all of those folders again. Then manually run the Update Service and everything should work.
This worked perfectly for me. I'm now installing 255MB worth of missing updates.

Thanks a lot!


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27 Jul 2012   #32

windows vista 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Acrophis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swassociates View Post
Try this. I had the same problem and it worked for me

Go to Administrative Tools/Services, and stop the Windows Update service. Then go to the folder c:/Windows/SoftwareDistribution and delete all of the files and folders. Then go back to Services and restart the Windows Update service which will recreate all of those folders again. Then manually run the Update Service and everything should work.
This worked perfectly for me. I'm now installing 255MB worth of missing updates.

Thanks a lot!
Do you know how to "manually run the update service", because I have followed the other instructions and it still isn't working.

Thanks
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28 Jul 2012   #33

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

lease start a new thread of your own and describe your problems there.
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30 Jul 2012   #34

 

SWAssociates solution was what fixed my issue on my Dell Studio15. Tried turning off/on services and the reboots and all...no joy. BUT...I copied the folder to another location and renamed it before deleting the contents "just in case". Thanks for the hand from FedWay!
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29 Aug 2012   #35

windows 7 64
 
 
Thanks

swassociates -
Your method worked for me as well
thanks
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02 Dec 2012   #36

Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Corporate x32, XP Professional, XP Corporate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swassociates View Post
Try this. I had the same problem and it worked for me

Go to Administrative Tools/Services, and stop the Windows Update service. Then go to the folder c:/Windows/SoftwareDistribution and delete all of the files and folders. Then go back to Services and restart the Windows Update service which will recreate all of those folders again. Then manually run the Update Service and everything should work.
Thank you SO much!!!
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11 Jul 2013   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm having this same issue but it only appeared after replacing my hard drive with a new one. I restored an image of the old drive, that was working at the time, and everything else works except this dang Windows Update. Can someone give me a link to the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers? I tried the one at the beginning of this thread but it's no longer valid.

I've tried just about everything else I could find on these forums and in this thread but I am still having the problem.

Thank you much!
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13 Jul 2013   #38

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13 Jul 2013   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

NoelDP,

Thank you very much! Downloading the latest Intel RST RAID driver fixed my problem! I've been pulling my hair out for a couple of days on this issue. I owe you a pint mate.
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13 Jul 2013   #40

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Glad it worked
Good luck.
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