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Windows 7: Windows updates not working after drivers installed

10 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Windows updates not working after drivers installed

Installed a new hard drive and did a clean install of windows 7 on it. Installed the the drivers from the recovery cd and I get the message " windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running". Any ideas on what I might be able to do?

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10 Dec 2012   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hello Jayc4489 and welcome to the forums

Try this:

Command Prompt

Warning: this fix is specific to the user in this thread. No one else should follow these instructions as it may cause more harm than good. If you are after assistance, please start a thread of your own.

  1. Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
  2. When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
  3. When command prompt opens, copy and paste the following commands into it, press enter after each

    net stop wuauserv

    regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

    net start wuauserv

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11 Dec 2012   #3

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Open Windows Update
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Never Update...'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Now open Windows update again
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Update automatically'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Open Windows Update, and do a manual Check for Updates.

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