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Windows 7: Windows Update Error/Variety of Issues

23 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Windows Update Error/Variety of Issues

Hi there guys,

So, most of the time, when I run Windows Update, it'll give me the message: "Windows Update cannot run because windows update is not started" or, you know, something like that. I've checked the services, both the Windows Update and the Background intelligent transfer are started.

I have tried the FixIt pertaining to the issue from Microsoft, but to no avail. It puts an X next to Being able to download updates and a CAUTION SIGN next to missing or corrupted files.

I have tried the common command prop solution. Does not work. Same issue.

I have tried downloading and installing the System Update Readiness Tool but the installation results in an error.

The thing is, sometimes the manner in which it displays the error changes. It could be the message I listed before, or it will quickly flash the download bar for half a second and return to the "Check Update" button, or, as it is currently displaying, it will give me the error 8023A000.

Is there something you guys think I should do that I haven't tried?

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23 Mar 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

There are a number of possible reasons for your problems...

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.


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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24 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Sorry. Fixed the problem anyway. Downloaded the Intel update on this site:

Error Messages Appear During Windows Update, When Inserting Card or Using Live Mail | HP® Support

Did the trick. Thanks for responding, though.
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