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Windows 7: Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users

04 Dec 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users

Quote:
Windows 7 users are reporting problems checking for updates through Windows Update and Microsoft Update.

The root of the problem may be an expiration date that Microsoft needs to fix on its side, noted Computerworld earlier today.

A Microsoft Answers thread for those hit by the Windows Update Error 80248015 -- which began at some point on December 3 -- is growing. I've also seen some with Windows Server 2008 reporting this same problem on Twitter...


Read more: Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users | ZDNet


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05 Dec 2017   #2
mitchell65

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

I am getting the message ""Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.""
Should I just wait for MS to sort this out?
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05 Dec 2017   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I am getting the message ""Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.""
Should I just wait for MS to sort this out?
I read that's one of the errors that's been cropping up lately. Have to wait for MS to push out a fix for it. Will have to download and install it from MS update catalog if that's the case.

I haven't had any issues on any of my systems though, so not sure why it's affecting some and not others.
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05 Dec 2017   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

According to MS, they've now fixed the issue...

Did Microsoft Just Break Windows 7 Update System?
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05 Dec 2017   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

My guess is its the recently released November Preview kb4051034
They were playing arround with the Certificates.

As i DIDNT install it, guess what i can update

Roy
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05 Dec 2017   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi

My guess is its the recently released November Preview
They were playing arround with the Certificates.

As i DIDNT install it, guess what i can update

Roy
Think you could be right there Roy.

I never install the previews either, so haven't had any update issues.
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05 Dec 2017   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

As its NOT an MS fix in that article, just a suggested known workaround.
MS will have to issue a standalone KB to fix it, because as stated in the article the .xml is digitally signed


Roy
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05 Dec 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I haven't install any previews in about 3 months and I had the problem.
Took a good long needed rest from my computers and this mourning it seems Microsoft has fixed the problem on one of my computers. The other one still has the problem.

I get

Windows Update cannot check for updates, because the service in no running. You may need to restart your computer.

I have restarted 3 times and it didn't help.
I do not get any error code.

Is there a 'KB' that I should be looking for to remove??
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05 Dec 2017   #9
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
As its NOT an MS fix in that article, just a suggested known workaround.
MS will have to issue a standalone KB to fix it, because as stated in the article the .xml is digitally signed


Roy
Wasn't referring to the fix in the article, just the fact that at the bottom of the article MS has stated they've fixed it.

Some more info from MS instead of just "we've resolved it" would be helpful though!
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05 Dec 2017   #10
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Rollback the date prior to Sunday and manually run the update then change it back to the present date. That should update the expiration date in the authcab file.
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