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Windows 7: Windows Update cannot check for updates, because it is not running

28 Jul 2015   #1
ToiletNinja

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Windows Update cannot check for updates, because it is not running

Alright, I've checked the posting instructions, and let's get that out of the way.

1. Tried to install SURT, I get the following error;

Quote:
Installer encountered an error: 0x80070424
The specified service does not exist as an installed service
2. sfc /scannow
The verification was able to complete up to 58% at which it gave the error

Quote:
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation
3. No Windows Update error codes, it just says 'Check for updates for your computer' with a big red X icon

4. Log collection
I tried to attach the CBS.zip but it's 10mb, and this forum has an 8mb limit.

Okay, so I am reserving Windows 10 for the various computers at home, and when I try to update this computer which I use as an HTPC, I know I need update KB3035583 to get the option to reserve Windows 10, but when I go to do so, Windows Update tells me it can't check for updates because it's not running. I tried manually turning it on via an elevated command prompt but that doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!


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28 Jul 2015   #2
ToiletNinja

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Update

So after some digging and some relevant posts here, I was able to fix the problem.
I know people hate when people don't post what exactly fixed their problem so....

I used Option 3 in the Windows Update Reset thread located here

BUT now I get a new error,

Quote:
Windows could not search for new updates
Error Code 8024402F - Windows Update encountered an unknown error
after retrying, I get another error,

Quote:
Windows could not search for new updates
Error Code 80080005 - Windows Update encountered an unknown error
After running Microsoft's Fix It for Windows Update, I get the error

Quote:
Compressed (zipped) folders error
File not found or no read permission
With an OK button and I haven't found a way to run the Fix It as admin.

After Fix It completes, I get the following

Quote:
Some security settings are missing or have been changed - Not Fixed
Windows Update error 0x80070003(2015-07-28-T-04_12_51P) - Not Fixed
Problems installing recent updates - Not Fixed
Problems installing recent updates - Not Fixed
Service registration is missing or corrupt - Fixed
with an 'Explore additional options' and some other buttons.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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