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Windows 7: Windows update problem

21 Aug 2012   #1
Deasteroid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows update problem

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. For some reason, windows update stopped working. There's a big red X icon and when I press on "check for updates" button, it says: "Windows Update cannot check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I know, I'm not the only one having this, but others fixed it by turning off the updates, then turning it on again. That didn't work for me. Any other idea would be appreciated!


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21 Aug 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi.

Have you tried:
Windows Update - Reset
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21 Aug 2012   #3
Deasteroid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Hi.

Have you tried:
Windows Update - Reset
Wow! That was easy, I mean it fixed the problem, thank you very much! Before I mark this as solved, can the same thing happen by any chance?
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21 Aug 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deasteroid View Post
Wow! That was easy, I mean it fixed the problem, thank you very much! Before I mark this as solved, can the same thing happen by any chance?
Glad to know and Thanks for posting back.

And well it depends. If it does, just post on this thread or create a new one.
There are other things we could try to solve the problem.
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21 Aug 2012   #5
Deasteroid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, seems like it didn't fix the issue at all... For a moment, it became active and I was able to check for updates, but when I did it, this thing happened (I'll attach the image) I'm still very thankful for your help, hoping to hear some other suggestions. (I'm sorry, my English isn't that good)


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21 Aug 2012   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deasteroid View Post
Well, seems like it didn't fix the issue at all... For a moment, it became active and I was able to check for updates, but when I did it, this thing happened (I'll attach the image) I'm still very thankful for your help, hoping to hear some other suggestions. (I'm sorry, my English isn't that good)

Try installing one by one I will look up the error code and get back to you.
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21 Aug 2012   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Click on the link here and fine the error number, it should take you to a possible solution. That is the link when you run Updates.
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21 Aug 2012   #8
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Click on the link here and fine the error number, it should take you to a possible solution.
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Thanks Gary.

Also take a look at this link Windows Update error 80246008 once you're done.
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21 Aug 2012   #9
Deasteroid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Click on the link here and fine the error number, it should take you to a possible solution. That is the link when you run Updates.
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Thank you, I've tried this, didn't help at all.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Click on the link here and fine the error number, it should take you to a possible solution.
Attachment 227545
Thanks Gary.

Also take a look at this link Windows Update error 80246008 once you're done.
This looks like a solution, but there's one thing I don't get... it says to enter services from Administrative Tools, then "Right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, and then click Properties." But there's no Background Intelligent Transfer Service. I'm kind of confused now, but once again, thank you for the time you've wasted. Trying to find the solution atm, if I do so, I'll post it here as well.
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21 Aug 2012   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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