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Windows 7: Windows Update "Service Not Running" Error

13 Dec 2014   #1
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows Update "Service Not Running" Error

My problem is identical to kpk13's posted 1 week ago, but the solution that worked for him doesn't work for me. I'm trying to run Windows update on a Windows 7 laptop I haven't used in a while, and get the message "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running." However, both "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" and "Windows Update" services are running, as detailed in "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates". The app in .../971058 claims to have fixed the problem but I still have it. Any suggestions?


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13 Dec 2014   #2
NoelDP

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

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
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13 Dec 2014   #3
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the response. In the meantime, I tried a second time the method of stopping wuauserv, renaming the SoftwareDistribution directory, and restarting the service. The last time it didn't work (Update reported the same error). This time it did. Don't know why.
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13 Dec 2014   #4
NoelDP

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

please post the logs anyhow - they may help identify the cause and /or further problems.
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