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Windows 7: Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service


10 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service

is not running a restart may be required.


I've restarted my computer several times with no success. I'm lost. Will someone please help!

When I go to Services Windows Update does not show up I'm running Windows 7 64bit.

Also, when I try to install my printer, I get a message saying the driver's signature is not being recognized. I'm not sure if the two issues are related. Please advise. Please please advise


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10 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Seen this a couple times at work - go in to the Control Panel and search for Troubleshooting - there's a section in there to fix errors with Windows Update. Usually, letting that run, along with a reboot, will fix that.
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10 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

If that doesn't help, try this: How to repair many areas of Vista and Windows 7 automatically - Windows Repair All-In-One

Do steps 3 and 4. On the Start Repairs tab, click the Unselect All button then Check Repair Windows Update then click Start.

See if that helps.
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11 Dec 2012   #4

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 


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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11 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hey guys! Thanks for the suggestions, but nothing has yet to work I tried everything and I still continue to get that message. If anyone has anymore ideas that would be sooooooooooooooooo awesome!
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11 Dec 2012   #6

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Open an Elevated Command Prompt window, and run the following commands

NET START BFE
NET START BITS
NET START WUAUSERV
NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER

post the results.


Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.
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11 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Noel,

I followed your instructions. I hope I did it correclty. Thanks for your help and patience! I appreciate it

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>NET START BFE
The requested service has already been started.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.

C:\Windows\system32>NET START BITS
The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service is starting.
The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service was started successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>NET START WUAUSERV
The requested service has already been started.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.

C:\Windows\system32>NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER
The Windows Modules Installer service is starting.
The Windows Modules Installer service was started successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>
C:\Windows\system32>
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11 Dec 2012   #8

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

That looks normal.
Perhaps we'd better start from scratch

Please follow the instructions at Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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11 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Noel,
I downloaded the "Readiness Toll" and when I went to run the program I received an error message. " Installer encountered an error 0xc8000247"

So I couldn't even run the program
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11 Dec 2012   #10

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Never mind - please run the SFC scan, and then post the logs.
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