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

04 Dec 2017   #21
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Resetting the date back a few days after turning off Time Synchronisation, doing a restart will allow Windows to Update to the date you reset it too.

When you reset the Time Synch & change the date to today's date, it will display a warning that the Update Service failed & it suggests Try Again, but that results in the same thing.

At least now I can see the Update History that previously was completely blank. There is a serious problem somewhere & it's most likely at Microsoft end, so I suppose we will have to wait for a fix.

When the computer boots up it runs the Windows Update check during the starting up procedure, so this is completely out of the users control. It seems that this is the most likely way this has suddenly appeared.


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04 Dec 2017   #22
dbgarza

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Resetting the date back a few days after turning off Time Synchronisation, doing a restart will allow Windows to Update to the date you reset it too.

When you reset the Time Synch & change the date to today's date, it will display a warning that the Update Service failed & it suggests Try Again, but that results in the same thing.

At least now I can see the Update History that previously was completely blank. There is a serious problem somewhere & it's most likely at Microsoft end, so I suppose we will have to wait for a fix.

When the computer boots up it runs the Windows Update check during the starting up procedure, so this is completely out of the users control. It seems that this is the most likely way this has suddenly appeared.
That's right, the issue is on Microsoft's side... As most of the times e.e

I even remember how in the past some updates caused issues to some computers like high cpu usage (one computer I fixed had that issue due to one of the security updates Microsoft released back then).
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05 Dec 2017   #23
Sniggler

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Not Working This AM!!!!

Yesterday, I deleted Software Distribution Folder on my 2 PCs and the update worked throughout the day, though I lost the histories.

Now today, on morning boot-up both machines show the red "x" !!

Microsoft needs to address this now.
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05 Dec 2017   #24
gary777

windows -7 premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for letting us know. I was gong to try that today, hopefully MS is working on a patch..


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sniggler View Post
Yesterday, I deleted Software Distribution Folder on my 2 PCs and the update worked throughout the day, though I lost the histories.

Now today, on morning boot-up both machines show the red "x" !!

Microsoft needs to address this now.
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05 Dec 2017   #25
TheOwner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For me all ok now. Windows update and Microsoft update work ok, but i deleted whole softwaredistribution folder.
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05 Dec 2017   #26
Sniggler

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Again, got the red x this AM and ran check for updates...

Check for updates resulted in a ton of old hidden updates. Took me 2-3 hide update attempts before they went back into oblivion.... with the exception of Silverlight!

Can't seem to get rid of the Silverlight optional update. keeps coming back and back.. any ideas??

Good luck everyone...we will see what happens tomorrow!
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05 Dec 2017   #27
gary777

windows -7 premium 64bit
 
 

Yes Owner, let us know how it goes tomorrow..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheOwner View Post
For me all ok now. Windows update and Microsoft update work ok, but i deleted whole softwaredistribution folder.
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05 Dec 2017   #28
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

When I bring up Control Panel --> Windows Update, all that happens is an endless rotating blue circle and a frozen PC. I had to Restart afte 30 minutes to get the PC working again.

Like Torchwood, I have my Updates set to LET ME CHOOSE. I am not going near Update untill I get a fix from Microsoft.
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05 Dec 2017   #29
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Updating on mine now seems to be fixed.

I turned off auto time setting, back dated the computer to the 3 Dec 2017, rebooted & ran Windows Update, it updated to the 3rd.

I then rebooted, reset auto time setting, changed computer date to today's date, re ran Windows Update & it checked & came back with Windows is up to date, with the time check also being current.

So it seems to be working now. No Try Again messages, no Red failure warnings. Also all Update settings have been returned to their original settings & all Windows Update History is intact.

Incidentally there is no indication of any update on the cause of the problem.
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05 Dec 2017   #30
gary777

windows -7 premium 64bit
 
 

Are you talking about date and time> internet time> unticking synchronizing using the with an internet time server when you say "I turned off auto time settings" In other words how are you turning off auto time setting? I'd like to give this your solution a try...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Updating on mine now seems to be fixed.

I turned off auto time setting, back dated the computer to the 3 Dec 2017, rebooted & ran Windows Update, it updated to the 3rd.

I then rebooted, reset auto time setting, changed computer date to today's date, re ran Windows Update & it checked & came back with Windows is up to date, with the time check also being current.

So it seems to be working now. No Try Again messages, no Red failure warnings. Also all Update settings have been returned to their original settings & all Windows Update History is intact.

Incidentally there is no indication of any update on the cause of the problem.
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