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Windows 7: Windows cannot update no update service

18 Apr 2016   #11
JMacDonald1988

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One thing you may want to try if you are on a domain or workgroup.

I just ran into this same problem and fixed it like this.

Check the registry for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services Under this there should be one for each service you mentioned. In my case I was missing the WUAUSERV service.

So, I went to a working machine on the network, exported the WUAUSERV Reg Object and FTP'd it over the file server to the users desktop. I them imported the Reg Object into the problem machine. After a reboot, I was able to run updates.

***Make sure the machine you pull the Registry object from is the same OS and Service Pack.***

I know this is and Old post but thought you would like the information to save you from running future R&R's.


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