Windows 7 - cannot install system updates - "Windows Update service... does not work."

original title: Windows 7 - cannot install system updates - "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running." You may have to restart the computer. "

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Ideas: try to get weekly updates applied.  Since the 1845 update I couldn't have Nicrosoft updates applied to my system.  A disable the updates because the system continues to try, and I try again me and try all the time.

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I solved the problem:

"FixIt" MS reported that he had fixed everything, and W7 update mechanism works very well- but the problem remains:

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    Were there any changes made on the computer before the show?

    Perform the following methods and check:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to check if you are able to access Windows Update service and ensure that the following services are started. If it is not started, follow these steps:

    a. click Start, type services.msc and press enter.
    b. search Windows Update.
    c. right-click on the service and select Properties.
    d. in type of startup, select enable.
    e. click Start under the Service status.
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    g. Repeat steps c to f for the following services:

    Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    Cryptographic services

    If the steps do not help to solve the problem, you can go ahead with the methods mentioned below and check.

    Method 2:

    How to reset the Windows Update components?

    Method 3:

    Your anti-virus software is in conflict with Windows updates. You can test this by temporarily disabling your antivirus:

    Disable the antivirus software

    Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you should not disable your antivirus software. If you need to disable temporarily to install other software, you must reactivate as soon as you are finished. If you are connected to the Internet or a network, while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

    Method 4:

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    See also:

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