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Windows 7: Win7 Pro 64-Bit: Update Wervice not running...recent issue

04 Dec 2017   #11
Sniggler

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

There is now a thread on the Win7 Forum on Bleeping Computer on this issue.


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04 Dec 2017   #12
torchwood

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

Hi ALL,

dont appear to have this problem here last updated yesterday, MSRT.

However saying that i have my setting set to LET ME CHOOSE.

I NEVER install optionals - Previews, drivers or improvements to.
Uninstall these if you did.

Roy
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04 Dec 2017   #13
averagePCuser

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sniggler View Post
There is now a thread on the Win7 Forum on Bleeping Computer on this issue.
There is also a thread on the Ask Woo dy Leonhard blog (he writes for dummies books and computerworld and infoworld). It seems a lot of people are having this same issue, I think it's MS.
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04 Dec 2017   #14
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I think something is amiss with the Windows Update Client. I would hold off doing anything until more information surfaces as this seems widespread.
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04 Dec 2017   #15
kwb737

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Add me also to the list. Tried a system restore. Did not solve the problem.
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04 Dec 2017   #16
gary777

windows -7 premium 64bit
 
 

Me Too. found this fix below from Dell but have not tried it. Waiting to see if MS fixes it.

Running check for updates will trigger this error message:
“Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.”




Solution:
1. Go to Administrative Tools/Services, and stop the Windows Update service.
2. Then go to the folder c: /Windows/SoftwareDistribution and delete all of the files and folders.
3. Then go back to Services and restart the Windows Update service which will recreate all of those folders again.
4. Then manually run the Update Service and everything should work.
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04 Dec 2017   #17
Sniggler

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

This is exactly what I did on my two machines because there was no discussion on this issue. 20 20 hindsight, I would hold off for a while since it seems to be a pervasive problem and MS may issue some kind of fix If you do it, be mindful it will wipe your history, but you can still see the updates in Installed Updates.
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04 Dec 2017   #18
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gary777 View Post
Me Too. found this fix below from Dell but have not tried it. Waiting to see if MS fixes it.

Running check for updates will trigger this error message:
“Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.”




Solution:
1. Go to Administrative Tools/Services, and stop the Windows Update service.
2. Then go to the folder c: /Windows/SoftwareDistribution and delete all of the files and folders.
3. Then go back to Services and restart the Windows Update service which will recreate all of those folders again.
4. Then manually run the Update Service and everything should work.
I did this but it cause me other problem:
Unable activate Microsoft update - error 0x80248015 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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04 Dec 2017   #19
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheOwner View Post
similar issue in Windows XP... Microsoft Update worked fine yesterday, but not today... I changed my PC date back to yesterday and voila it works again... I take it to mean that some certificate had expired within the last day...
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04 Dec 2017   #20
dbgarza

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
similar issue in Windows XP... Microsoft Update worked fine yesterday, but not today... I changed my PC date back to yesterday and voila it works again... I take it to mean that some certificate had expired within the last day...
That seems to be the issue indeed, because I just changed the date back to Dec 2, and even managed to reactivate Microsoft Update without any issues. The only negative thing is that if I set the date back to today Dec 4, I won't be able to search for updates since Windows Update the error 0x80248015, the same error that prevented me to re-enable Microsoft Update.

Microsoft needs to check its certificates and fix them.
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