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Windows 7: Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052 Laptop Windows 7 Update Will Not Start

30 Oct 2012   #1
TaberComputer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052 Laptop Windows 7 Update Will Not Start

First time poster and member. I was searching for Windows 7 Update Won't Start or Windows 7 Update won't run.

I had just restored the above laptop via the Restore discs that you can burn from the laptop. Upon completion of the installation I attempted to run Windows Update and received the following message. Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.

Now, the case was that I was restoring the system because I had replaced a defective hard drive with a brand new one, and therefore it's a safe bet that there was no virus, malware, or such. I searched for two days and found lots of ideas of how to fix it, but became very frustrated at some of the complex fixes, although they may very well fix a particular issue.

Anyway, I skipped all that and went to Microsoft's website and downloaded the Windows 7 SP1 ISO and mounted it to a virtual drive. It installed fine and now windows update works correctly.

I figured I would go ahead and post my problem and solution because I'm sure there's plenty of others that have had or will have this problem. This does not give an answer as to why it happened, but it certainly gives a solution.

Below is the screen that appeared in the beginning.




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30 Oct 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like the system restore discs that were created have gotten corrupted, which can happen. Even burning the ISO can get corrupted, either bad sectors on the disk, files missing or skipped any number of things.

Like most of us on here, we prefer the ISO and doing a clean install with out all the factory installed bloat-ware that can hinder and slow a system down.
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30 Oct 2012   #3
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome Taber just for future reference for yourself and others too if the computer comes per installed then an allternative to what you did is to factory default it.

That is on power up you tap the 0 (zero) key it takes you into the recovery partition and you go from there. BUT be warned doing this loses any data you may have accrued since first getting the machine.

However I think you took the right course of action (as long as it is still not in the warranty period) because you have avoided the Toshiba bloat.

Just as matter of interest did you buy a retail edition of 7 because if you did then you could have saved yourself a fair bit of money getting an OEM version. As a by the by anyone thinking of doing this same thing now is a good time to upgrade the RAM too and if you are not concerned with capacity an SSD is the way to go (you can always back up large amounts of data to an external.
That in my opinion is a safer route to follow in case the new drive crashes plus you really need to image your system or even clone it

Both of my Toshibas are set up like this
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30 Oct 2012   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello and welcome Taber just for future reference for yourself and others too if the computer comes per installed then an allternative to what you did is to factory default it.

That is on power up you tap the 0 (zero) key it takes you into the recovery partition and you go from there. BUT be warned doing this loses any data you may have accrued since first getting the machine.

However I think you took the right course of action (as long as it is still not in the warranty period) because you have avoided the Toshiba bloat.

Just as matter of interest did you buy a retail edition of 7 because if you did then you could have saved yourself a fair bit of money getting an OEM version. As a by the by anyone thinking of doing this same thing now is a good time to upgrade the RAM too and if you are not concerned with capacity an SSD is the way to go (you can always back up large amounts of data to an external.
That in my opinion is a safer route to follow in case the new drive crashes plus you really need to image your system or even clone it

Both of my Toshibas are set up like this

Agreed
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