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windows cannot...check for update because the service not running - but it's running

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    Windows Update
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    Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.
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    OK  
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    However I check in services.msc, windows update has started and is on auto. So is BITS.

    I restarted both services without problem but windows update still does not work

    I also tried stopping the wu svc, delete the software distribution folders' content, restart the vista but still no update possible.

    I also tried download  and install the microsoft update but got stopped for the false alarm  svc not running!

    what can I do?


    • Edited by fs - ab Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:59 PM

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