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

21 Mar 2015   #21
jiew2006

NJ
 
 

My original network printer can not print and then I found the window update can not start. I have tried other procedures without result. This simple procedure solved my problem. For saying "Thanks to Archer", I registered in sevenforums. Thanks again.


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23 Mar 2015   #22
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

You are most welcome jiew2006 and welcome to Seven forums.
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09 Apr 2015   #23
TheColour7

Windows 8 x64
 
 

This is fantastic. My original problem was that I couldn't print, because the Print Spooler service wasn't working. So I tried to have windows fix it automatically, but it couldn't do that. Then I found out Windows update was broken, and that the BITS service didn't work. I ended up spending hours on Google and the Microsoft forums. They all told me to try and mess with various things in the registry, none of which helped. I'm kind of curious what caused this problem for me. I'm assuming it was some virus I accidentally downloaded, which is why I suspected there might have been registry problems. Do viruses often target winsock? If so, why? Just in case I have to deal with this again in the future.

Edit - I did this on Windows 8, in case anybody is wondering.
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01 May 2015   #24
ILoveArcher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you archer i love you!
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03 May 2015   #25
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ILoveArcher View Post
thank you archer i love you!
You are most welcome and thanks for the love...
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19 Aug 2015   #26
austinjdean

Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Holy shite! archer, your post was incredibly simple and solved a vexing problem. Kudos, and thanks a ton.
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20 Aug 2015   #27
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by austinjdean View Post
Holy shite! archer, your post was incredibly simple and solved a vexing problem. Kudos, and thanks a ton.
You are most welcome! I am glad, I was able to help.
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27 Aug 2015   #28
Tobin

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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 solution solved 3 (that I know of) problems I was having. Task Scheduler would not run tasks on my system. It would say something like, unable to run task on remote computer. MS Outlook would not download email. Windows Update would not run. Thank you for this fix. I have been racking my brain for weeks trying to figure out why services would not start.

-Tobin
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28 Aug 2015   #29
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Tobin, Welcome to SF and I am glad, I was able to help you.
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21 May 2016   #30
hawkette64

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Archer...after almost 6 months of trying to repair my windows update, your winsock reset worked for me!
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