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Windows 7: Windows Update 'not running' when it is set to

07 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows Update 'not running' when it is set to


I recently installed windows 7 onto a new Asus G75VX laptop to replace the windows 8 it came with.

After finally solving driver compatibility issues I have found that windows update is not working.

As per the posting instructions I downloaded the correct SURT but when I went to run it it I got 'installer encountered an error: 0xc8000222'. I don't know if this is a related or separate issue...

I have included a screenshot and the log collection file.

Attachment 263126

Attachment 263127

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07 Apr 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Foulksie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the services below are enabled and set to "Automatic". Afterwards, see if you are able to check for and install Windows Updates.
Services - Start or Disable

  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service
  • Windows Update
Hope this helps, :)
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07 Apr 2013   #3

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

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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08 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi thanks for your responses.

As per brink's post I checked it the services were set to automatic. Windows update was set to automatic- delayed, which i left and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service was disabled. However, setting it to automatic did not fix windows update.

As per NoelDP's response, here is the results of the Farbar Service Scanner:

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 03-03-2013
Ran by Thomas (administrator) on 08-04-2013 at 18:53:22
Running from "C:\Users\Thomas\Desktop"
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible. is accessible.
Attempt to access Yahoo IP returned error. Yahoo IP is offline is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
Firewall Disabled Policy: 
System Restore:
System Restore Disabled Policy: 
Action Center:
wscsvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of wscsvc service is OK.
The ImagePath of wscsvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of wscsvc service is OK.
Windows Update:
wuauserv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of wuauserv service is OK.
The ImagePath of wuauserv service is OK.
The ServiceDll of wuauserv service is OK.
Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy: 
Windows Defender:
WinDefend Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of WinDefend service is set to Demand. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of WinDefend service is OK.
The ServiceDll of WinDefend service is OK.
Windows Defender Disabled Policy: 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
Other Services:
File Check:
C:\Windows\System32\nsisvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nsiproxy.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\dhcpcore.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tdx.sys => MD5 is legit
[2009-07-14 07:25] - [2009-07-14 09:45] - 1898576 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 912107716BAB424C7870E8E6AF5E07E1
C:\Windows\System32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\mpssvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\bfe.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mpsdrv.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\SDRSVC.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\vssvc.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\wscsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\wuaueng.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\qmgr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\es.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\cryptsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\ipnathlp.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\iphlpsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit
**** End of log ****
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08 Apr 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Start the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" service as well to see if that may help.

If not, then see if using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to completely reset Windows Update may afterwards.

Windows Update - Reset
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09 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hey, Background Intelligent Transfer was already set to active as I said above but Resetting Windows Update fixed it!
Thanks Heaps.
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09 Apr 2013   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Great news. Glad we could help. :)
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11 Apr 2013   #8

windows 7 32 bit

Check if you are able to access Windows Update service and also make sure that the following services are started. If it is not started follow these steps:
a. Click on Start, type services.msc without quotes and hit Enter.
b. Locate Windows Update.
c. Right click on the service and select Properties.
d. In Start-up type, select Enable.
e. Click Start under Service status.
f. Click OK.
g. Repeat the steps c to f for the following services also:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Cryptographic Services
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11 Apr 2013   #9

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Julia, but the OP Foulksie has already sorted the issue. :)
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