Cannot install message of updates that Windows Update cannot currently check the updates because the service is not running

Original title: update Windows impossible currently to check updates because the service doesn't work (Vista 64)

I get the message: ' Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. "  You may have to restart your computer. "I rebooted without change.

I have Vista 64-bit with installed MSE and it cannot update its virus database.  I have also Windows Media Center put up a TV and may not be able to download an updated Guide.

Can someone help me please?  I just finished a full scan of Malwarebytes and a full scan of MSE - both in Mode safe mode with networking.

I found a few other forums similar to my problem, but I don't know that they are the same as mine.  I'm a little wary about some of the suggested corrections, so I thought I would like to get suggestions directly related to my problem.

Thank you!


1. what exactly happens when you try to download the update for Windows Media Center guide? Do you get any error messages?

2 did you do changes on the computer before the show?

Method 1: Run the update utility

See the following site:

Problems with installing updates

Method 2: Start services

Make sure that the following services are started:

a. Windows Update

b. Background Intelligent Transfer Service

c. Cryptographic Services

To do:

a. click Start, type services.mscwithout the quotes and press enter.
b. double-click the service and under Service status click Start, if it is not started.

Method 3: Reset the update components

See the following site:

How to reset the Windows Update components?

Warning: this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: .

Method 4: Run the fixit

See the following site:

The problem with Microsoft Windows Update is not working

Tags: Windows

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