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Windows 7: Windows Update service unable to start, Error 0x8007277a

20 Oct 2014   #11
usmcdad

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
FIX worked for me! :-)

The fix described by user ARCHER worked to perfection for me. I had tried chkdsk, sfc/scannow, without avail. Resetting winsock worked, and now I can update again.

Thanks a million for a simple fix!!!


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20 Oct 2014   #12
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

You are most welcome usmcdad.
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03 Dec 2014   #13
Rikaelus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow, bravo.
Not only did this get my Windows Update working again but it also fixed Windows communicating with my printer which was my original problem!
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12 Feb 2015   #14
mdrifke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Error 0x8007277a

Thank you Archer! This worked for me
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13 Feb 2015   #15
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rikaelus View Post
Wow, bravo.
Not only did this get my Windows Update working again but it also fixed Windows communicating with my printer which was my original problem!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdrifke View Post
Thank you Archer! This worked for me
Congrats guys....cheers and welcome to Severn forums.
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06 Mar 2015   #16
rob18042

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

This fix worked for my PC also. Thanks a lot.
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13 Mar 2015   #17
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

You are most welcome.
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16 Mar 2015   #18
rob18042

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

My original problem was my printer not printing. Then I couldn't update windows so I did a search in Google and it sent me here. I so much appreciate this fix it fixed my whole windows.
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18 Mar 2015   #19
Kieren

Windows 8.1 Home Edition x64
 
 
Fixed more than expected!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hi, Welcome to forums.

This could be an issue with third party winsock. You can reset winsock. Here's how you can do it.

1.Click the Windows Start button.

2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box and press Ctrl-Shift-Enter (keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator). Click Continue to allow elevation request.

3. Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.

4. Type netsh int ipv4 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.

5. If you use ipv6, type netsh int ipv6 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.

Note: you may need to run Network Diagnostics afterwards to "repair" your connection after this.
This worked a charm! Not only did you fix the error with Windows Updates but you also managed to clear an error I was experiencing where IE would not load any web page on this profile - IE worked fine on all other profiles and chrome worked on every profile too!

Not too sure how the hell these were linked but congrats you legend!
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19 Mar 2015   #20
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rob18042 View Post
My original problem was my printer not printing. Then I couldn't update windows so I did a search in Google and it sent me here. I so much appreciate this fix it fixed my whole windows.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kieren View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hi, Welcome to forums.

This could be an issue with third party winsock. You can reset winsock. Here's how you can do it.

1.Click the Windows Start button.

2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box and press Ctrl-Shift-Enter (keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator). Click Continue to allow elevation request.

3. Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.

4. Type netsh int ipv4 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.

5. If you use ipv6, type netsh int ipv6 reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.

Note: you may need to run Network Diagnostics afterwards to "repair" your connection after this.
This worked a charm! Not only did you fix the error with Windows Updates but you also managed to clear an error I was experiencing where IE would not load any web page on this profile - IE worked fine on all other profiles and chrome worked on every profile too!

Not too sure how the hell these were linked but congrats you legend!

Congrats both of you! Well done.
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