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unable to check for win7 updates


dvdcllns
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I'm running win7 ultimate on a Dell laptop. The machine has been left off for a couple of months whilst I've been away. Now I'm home again I went to check for updates etc. It say it cannot check for updates for the service is not running. How do I start the service?

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buteman

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Maybe try one of those.

http://www.intowindows.com/fix-failed-update-installations-in-windows-7-vista-with-official-system-update-readiness-tool/

Or go back to services and stop Windows updates from running.Then set it to Automatic and start it running again.Just to see if it wakes it up.

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dvdcllns

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Hi Buteman

The Hotfix was installed, seemed to make no difference. Tried switching 'updates' off and on again and all has come good. Strange too, seeing as I tried turning it off and on earlier but nothing changed. Well, it's working now so thanks for all the help.

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buteman

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Services.Windows Updates.Set it to automatic and make sure it is set to run .

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buteman

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Should have added click on Administrative tools in Control pane then click on Services.

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dvdcllns

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Hi, quick answer too. Went to Control Panel, clicked admin, clicked services. Found 'windows update'. Status says it's started, albeit a delayed start up. From this I reckon it should be running. Still no joy. Tried a restore a day ago but it wouldn't, nothing was changed. Virus mebbe? All suggestions welcome.

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lotvic

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Have thought about going to W7 update site and doing update manually. Also I think there is a 'button' on there that will tweak pc to download updates automattically.

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dvdcllns

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Hi Lotvic

do you have an address for this update site?

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buteman

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All programs.Windows updates.

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