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Windows 7: Windows won't update after restoring image backup to new hard drive

09 Dec 2016   #1
User717

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows won't update after restoring image backup to new hard drive

Hello, everyone.

After restoring a backup on a new hard drive I first got a message that Windows was not genuine, although Control Panel/System said it was. I have found threads that said it can take some time after restoring a backup on a new drive before Windows is recognized. I re-entered the key and re-activated it in cmd and they were both successful. I don't get the message any more.

But Windows will still not update, giving me the message that Windows Update service is not running, although it is. The Background Intelligent Transfer is also running. I restarted both, just in case, but I still get the same message.

I have tried a Fix It tool for updates, but it didn't fix the problem, although it said it fixed issues.

I tried to download and install SURT too, but I get a 0xc8000247 error message. I have also tried the troubleshooter in Control Panel, but it says "a problem prevents the troubleshooter from starting" error code 0x8E5E0247.

I have already run both chkdsk and sfc, but sfc said it could not fix some problems. (I ran it from Windows, not from the repair console used when repairing Windows.)

I am running Windows 7 Home Edition SP1 32bit on a Gigabyte notebook T1005.

Thank you for your help!

What should I do?

Edit: After reading that some people had luck updating Intel I reinstalled my version iata_enu.exe, but it didn't fix the problem....


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09 Dec 2016   #2
User717

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Some people solved the problem by updating the Intel RAID drivers, but I tried an automatic utility on their website to find updated Intel drivers and it only updated the graphics driver, which obviously didn't fix the problem.
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09 Dec 2016   #3
User717

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It seems to be fixed!
The Windows Activation Technologies Service was not started. I started it manually and now it is checking for updates...
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