windows update

  spareroomgirl1 16:12 PM 08 May 12
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when my computer attempts to update windows this error appears: Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. can anyone help me?

  birdface 17:19 PM 08 May 12

Go to Services scroll down to Windows update and make sure it is set to automatic and running.

  KRONOS the First 18:42 PM 08 May 12

A bit more detail on where to go to find Services, Services-start/disable. Scroll down for Windows update and check that it is set to automatic.

Something else to try. Restart Windows update.

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