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Windows 7: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates...

18 Sep 2013   #1
BizkitBoy

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
Windows Update cannot currently check for updates...

Hello,

I just installed Win7 on my Asus K95VJ laptop and Windows Update is not working. I tried the troubleshooting from Microsoft "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates but without any luck.
If I select from that webpage to automatically fix my problem, I get the results from my Untitled2.jpg printscreen.
When I go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, the 3 services that are required for Windows Update to work appear with status Started, but not Running. See my Untitled.jpg printscreen. I tried restarting them without any luck.
I don't know what to do anymore and I don't understand why it's not working... please help me out.


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18 Sep 2013   #2
BizkitBoy

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Well, this is awkward, but I fixed it I found the solution somewhere else. I had to go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs and delete edb.log (it's a .txt file), then restart the computer. For I don't know what stupid reason, that edb file was corrupt and prevent Windows Update from running. Deleting it made Windows replace it with a brand new one and fixed my problem.
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18 Sep 2013   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yep, that will work. An alternative is to rename \SoftwareDistribution to something else, then restart the Update Service which will create a new \SoftwareDistribution folder.

Updates should then work perfectly.
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