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Windows 7: W7 not updating!

23 Apr 2018   #1
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 
W7 not updating!

Hi there. @ Ranger, am having a similar issue as earlier which you resolved.

Not auto updating since Nov? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

Tried it again, but won't work......BITS, Windows Time and Update all 3 services are running.....any suggestions.

Thanks.




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23 Apr 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Exit Windows Update, and then go to your C:\Windows folder. You will find a folder there called SoftwareDistribution.

Rename the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to something else, say, C:\Windows\SoftwareDistributionOld. Doing this in effect clears out your update history, because you have named it to something else, meaning Windows won't be able to find it.

This trick worked for me when my Windows Update process was stuck.
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23 Apr 2018   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Alexey2912. I don't think your current problem is the same as it was last year. You don't seem to be receiving the "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running, You may need to restart your computer".

Someone will come in soon & advise you on resetting Windows Update.
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23 Apr 2018   #4
torchwood

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

Hi alexey,

according to that screenshot your last updates were installed a couple days ago, 20th, !!!

and that screen only shows when your update settings is NOT set to auto update.

Roy
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29 Apr 2018   #5
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

@mrjimphelps, thanks for the advice, but it's started to run again..may be some IP issues.
@Ranger, thanks for the reply, which services should be running.... I have BITS, Windows Update and Windows Time all 3 started and Auto delayed...is that fine?
@torchwood/Roy, I have these settings shown in the attachment.

Thanks.


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29 Apr 2018   #6
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

@mrjimphelps, thanks for the advice, but it's started to run again..may be some IP issues.

@Ranger, thanks for the reply, which services should be running.... I have BITS, Windows Update and Windows Time all 3 started and Auto delayed...is that fine?

@torchwood/Roy, I have these settings shown in the attachment.

Thanks.



EDIT:

@torchwood, what does this error signify, that I get at ocassionally, If I run windows update manually......


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29 Apr 2018   #7
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Latest updates installed.......care to have a look, if any is not needed?

Thanks again!


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30 Apr 2018   #8
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

The only ones I would be concerned about are the ones which are named "Update for Windows 7". The only Windows 7 updates I ever install are ones which are security-related -- either they have the word "security" as part of their name, or they have some obvious security purpose, such as "Malicious Software Removal Tool". I personally would never install a Windows 7 update which simply called itself "Update for Windows 7". Windows 7 is a mature product, so you don't need to install any "bug fixes" or "enhancements".

If all is ok, I wouldn't worry about the fact that the "Update for Windows 7" items are installed. But what I would suggest is that whenever you are going to install Windows updates, you should first create a restore point. Doing so will allow you to uninstall the updates if something went wrong as a result of their being installed.
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05 May 2018   #9
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks mrjimphelps, for the detailed reply, appreciate it.

Alex.
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