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Windows 7: Unable to update OS.

24 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Unable to update OS.

Hi, due to Windows 10 failing on my laptop several times and having failed to take it back to the previous installed OS (Windows 7) I was forced to buy a new hard drive and fresh install Windows 7 (SP1 included in CD).
I am successful with the install but am not able to update the OS or any other programmes installed on this system.
Each time I try to update Windows 7 I get the following message: Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.
Can anyone help me with this please?

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24 Jan 2016   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Manually install KB3112343 and check for updates again.

If you still get the error, then see if any of these steps help:
Windows Update - Reset
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24 Jan 2016   #3

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

Hi Rugbynut,
Wouldn't be unusual if you still have troubles updating as you swapped hard drives,
(What was wrong with your old one??).
Can you complete your specs Especially the model of your comp.

Would you also follow the instructions from this link
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

After Usernameissues directions

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