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window update will not run... error "windows cannot currently check for updates because the service in not running?"

    Question

  • i am running windows 7 64bit professional on an asus essentio series cm5675 i5 processor with 16gigs of ram

    any reason or what is causes the update program/service to not run?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:45 PM

Answers

  • Sometimes I have noticed, the windows update service might be running but still users get this error. At such instances, the below solutions have worked. 

    1. Goto start > type services.msc
    2. Scroll down to find Windows Update service
    3. make sure Windows Update service is stopped, else right click and stop it
    4. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ and delete all files in it
    5. Come back to services.msc  and start Windows Update service

    Do let me know if this works out for you

    Reference to my blog post


    Regards
    Ashok J Prakash  | My Blog

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    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:38 PM

All replies

  • Sometimes I have noticed, the windows update service might be running but still users get this error. At such instances, the below solutions have worked. 

    1. Goto start > type services.msc
    2. Scroll down to find Windows Update service
    3. make sure Windows Update service is stopped, else right click and stop it
    4. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ and delete all files in it
    5. Come back to services.msc  and start Windows Update service

    Do let me know if this works out for you

    Reference to my blog post


    Regards
    Ashok J Prakash  | My Blog

    If a post solved your problem, click “Mark as Answer” on the post.
    If a post helped you, click "Vote As Helpful" on the left side of post.



    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:38 PM
  • this has been killing me for weeks!  i was playing with different methods i saw on various sites and could never get it to work.  but your method work great!  all i needed to do was reboot the system and once it came back up the windows update showed 22 updates...

    thanks very much!

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:08 PM
  • Glad to know that it worked out for you :-)

    I guess you can close this thread "Mark as Answer" with the post that helped you.


    Regards
    Ashok J Prakash

    If a post solved your problem, click “Mark as Answer” on the post.
    If a post helped you, click "Vote As Helpful" on the left side of post.



    • Edited by Ashok JP Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:22 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:13 PM
  • had the same exact issue, searched and searched and found this thread and it worked for me!!  Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 4:03 PM
  • Hot damn it worked man i own you one thanks man....

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:57 PM
  • Excellent.  Many thanks.  This solved the problem on a Windows 2008 R2 Server for background for others.
    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 5:08 AM
  • Worked for me beautifully. Many thanks!
    • Proposed as answer by podra Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:28 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by podra Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:28 PM
    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:27 PM
  • I don't know about anyone else, but this resolved my problem with Windows Update. Thanks!
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:09 PM
  • Worked perfect. What would we do without guys like you that give of their time and offer solutions. Much appreciated.
    Monday, May 28, 2012 5:48 PM
  • THANK YOU!

    It worked great!!!!

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:49 PM
  • This is a brilliance solution. It solved my problem :) thanks. 
    • Proposed as answer by RJ Falsetti Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:34 PM
    Friday, June 01, 2012 4:08 AM
  • Worked beautifully. Thanks.
    Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:33 PM
  • Thanks; it worked for me as well, although I was selective in what I deleted. Only deleted files in DataStore and Event Cache and that all that was needed. 

    Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:37 PM
  • Worked great.  You da man!!!!
    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:31 AM
  • Great and simpel solution to a very anoting problem on 770 clients
    Friday, June 08, 2012 8:52 AM
  • Works! Thanks a lot.
    Monday, June 11, 2012 1:22 PM
  • Worked perfectly…

    Thank You !!!

    Monday, June 11, 2012 6:39 PM
  • Awesome! This fixed the problem. Thanks for the tip.
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:00 PM
  • i have a hp dv4 laptop and have the same problem and cannot find any answers online this is the one that looks lik has worked for most people so i'm posting here

    what happened is my hard drive died so i replaced it with a 7200 rpm 750 gb hybrid with 8gb solid state i loaded windows 7 home premium then upgraded to windows 7 professional now i can't get my windows update to work. i tried the steps above and no progress... any help?

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:20 PM
  • "Brendon13" wrote in message news:f008f244-9265-4311-a5ad-ee6431a8fd06...

    i have a hp dv4 laptop and have the same problem and cannot find any answers online this is the one that looks lik has worked for most people so i'm posting here

    what happened is my hard drive died so i replaced it with a 7200 rpm 750 gb hybrid with 8gb solid state i loaded windows 7 home premium then upgraded to windows 7 professional now i can't get my windows update to work. i tried the steps above and no progress... any help?

     
    This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -  
     
    Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
     
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Proposed as answer by Antony Yu Friday, July 12, 2013 3:02 AM
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:27 PM
  • huzzah for the shop keep! after going through the one million step process MS suggests (of course it didn't help) this 3 step one worked perfectly. Thanks.

    Colin Stewart

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:41 PM
  • I worked perfectly. Thanks
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:24 PM
  • hi, i have a problem, i want to do everything about services... but when i go to services, i cant find windows update, everyone can find it, but i cant, whan can i do? help me
    Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:59 AM
  • Genial. Funcionó perfectamente. Gracias.
    Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:45 PM
  • I also do not have Windows Update in the services list. Is there a known fix for this? 

    edit: Looking for the start up disk to repair.

     

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:04 PM
  • thanks so much!!
    Friday, June 22, 2012 8:13 AM
  • Awesome..!! it's working .. Great work ..
    Sunday, June 24, 2012 2:31 PM
  • Thank You. Downloading updatges..now
    Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:09 PM
  • A big thank you. I used this fix on a HP proliant server running windows home server 2011.

    Trevor B

    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 9:22 AM
  • Thanks...worked for me too on Windows Vista.
    Thursday, July 05, 2012 2:15 PM
  • That worked!!  Thanks!
    Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:19 PM
  • Worked like a charm - thank you :)
    Monday, July 09, 2012 7:57 AM
  • this solution worked for me just trying the updater now

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:22 PM
  • I just started your solution, and it seems to be working. But I have a concern. The updater tool does not know what updates have already been applied. Will applying them again be a problem?

    Friday, July 20, 2012 3:42 AM
  • By the way, I just realized I could be making a wrong assumption.
    Friday, July 20, 2012 3:46 AM
  • such a great method you got here its being too much time untill i found this amazing method thanks alot..
    Saturday, July 21, 2012 8:28 AM
  • you are the best.....after trying thousand things this worked for me perfectly......yes!!!!!!
    Saturday, July 21, 2012 9:27 PM
  • I love you!~ <3 <3 <3
    Monday, July 23, 2012 3:14 PM
  • Hello Ashok - Looks like this worked for others, but I cannot find Windows update in my "services.msc" folder.  Any other advice?  I did have a trojan virus on my computer I cleaned using Microsoft Security tools, looks like that may have messed up some other services on my computer.  Thanks!
    Monday, August 06, 2012 11:41 AM
  • Hi, I have tried all of the above, but it still asks me to restart my computer. It won't allow me to search for updates. Your help would be appreciated.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:00 PM
  • Man! That was it.  Good job.  Seems you have made many an IT tech very happy...myself included.

    Thanks again...Marc

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:47 PM
  • Wow thanks, this works perfectly. i turned i turned on my pc yesterday after months of not getting a chance to use it and i had the same problem..thanx again
    Monday, August 20, 2012 9:44 PM
  • Superb!

    Friday, August 24, 2012 1:04 PM
  • Works like a charm - save me from reimaging laptop. Thanks

    Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:05 AM
  • Microsoft can thank people like you. Thank you for your post it repaired my pc.

    Sunday, August 26, 2012 12:06 AM
  • Thanks a lot. It works so well to solve my problem.
    Saturday, September 01, 2012 4:40 AM
  • So awesome that this worked. I have been going crazy trying to fix this. Than you so much. :0)

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:22 AM
  • Hi Ashok,

    I tried this method but it didn't work out. Kindly suggest me some other solution?

    Thanks,

    Vids

    • Proposed as answer by Vids11 Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:31 PM
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:27 PM
  • thanks, it worked for me as well :)
    Monday, September 17, 2012 3:41 PM
  • Worked like a CHARM! Thank you. Two days of hassling because could not install .NET framework without my updates working.

    Thank you Thank you

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:37 AM
  • I have seen this one too:

    This one helped:

    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9665683

    Choo
    se aggressive mode!

    Good Luck!

    Friday, October 05, 2012 12:37 PM
  • Been bugging me for ages, works now as above ty ty ty ;)
    Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:50 AM
  • Thank you so very much!! I tried loads of other solutions that were 6 times as complicated as this without results.

    You, sir, deserve a medal!

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 2:08 PM
  • Thank you so much for this..... Only one thing is that you have to enable hidden folders to see:  C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\

    Thanks

    Chris

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:09 PM
  • Sometimes I have noticed, the windows update service might be running but still users get this error. At such instances, the below solutions have worked. 

      • Goto start > type services.msc
      • Scroll down to find Windows Update service
      • make sure Windows Update service is stopped, else right click and stop it
      • Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ and delete all files in it
      • Come back to services.msc  and start Windows Update service

    Do let me know if this works out for you

    Reference to my blog post


    Regards
    Ashok J Prakash  | My Blog

    If a post solved your problem, click “Mark as Answer” on the post.
    If a post helped you, click "Vote As Helpful" on the left side of post.




    I can't find this  Windows Update service in the list of windows services.Have I lost it? How can I get it back? Help me out plz
    Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:43 PM
  • I followed the instructions exactly and the computer shut itself down. Now the computer will not restart.
    Friday, October 19, 2012 10:53 PM
  • Thanks, this worked for me
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:32 PM
  • IT WAS A GREAT HELP FOR ME. THANKS GUYS. WORKING GREAT
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:37 AM
  • Sometimes I have noticed, the windows update service might be running but still users get this error. At such instances, the below solutions have worked. 

    1. Goto start > type services.msc
    2. Scroll down to find Windows Update service
    3. make sure Windows Update service is stopped, else right click and stop it
    4. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ and delete all files in it
    5. Come back to services.msc  and start Windows Update service

    Do let me know if this works out for you

    for my case for windows 7 I didi what Ashok J Prakash   outlined above but need to reboot before windows update can update itself and works

    • Proposed as answer by fs - ab Sunday, November 25, 2012 6:34 AM
    • Edited by fs - ab Sunday, November 25, 2012 6:37 AM
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 6:32 AM
  • This method worked for me! Thanks!
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:17 PM
  • Thank you.  After trying several other fixes, this one worked.  Can't thank you enough.  Directions were very clear and easy to follow
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:03 PM
  • Ashok, it's quite simple, you are the BEST!

    The web is filled with amazing people who, for no other reason than "they can", they help all of us who don't know how. You are one such person and I really aprreciate all of you.

    May 2013 be an incredible, amazing, happy and FUN year for all :-)

    Sunday, December 09, 2012 11:09 PM
  • Worked great for me. Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks for the help!!!
    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 6:12 PM
  • Fussed with this since Mar '12.  Your post solved the problem.  Many thanks
    Sunday, February 03, 2013 9:56 PM
  • NO NO NO! Why did 50 other people have the problem solved but me. DID exactly as said, go to "start" and get "Windows could not start the Windows Update service on Local Computer   error0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect  PLEASE HELP ME !!!!

    Sorry Edit:

    Windows 7 64 Asus G72GX 

    • Edited by MrBunglesir Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:35 AM forgot to add more
    Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:32 AM
  • Start a NEW thread of your own and describe your own symptoms thre - someone will be able to help

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:36 PM
  • Thanks, but I get a message saying "component missing". And when I brought up the list of services.msc, "Windows Update" was not on the list, so I couldn't really follow your instructions. Why is "Windows Update" not on my computer? Thanks for any help.

    Oh, and another thing is that "Windows .NET Framework 4.0" is also missing.

    Friday, May 24, 2013 3:48 AM
  • I would suggest...

    Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

     

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-service-scanner/

     

    Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

     

     


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:12 AM
  • I've run into the same problem and it is killing me! Installed a new hard drive, reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, now Windows Update refuses to run, throwing the "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." error.

    Tried everything on this page (twice or more), no go.

    Tried running Windows6.1-KB947821-v27-x86 Microsoft Update Stand Alone Package, threw the error "Installer encountered an error: 0x8000247"

    Tried running Windows6.1-KB976932-X86 Windows 7 Service Pack 1, threw the error "Installation was not successful, Catastrophic failure. Error: E_UNEXPECTED(0x8000ffff)

    Called Microsoft support, they wanted $99 to try to fix it... I politely told the guy that they were on drugs if they thought was going to pay $100 to fix a software issue that I didn't create.

    Ran the FSS scanner and got this:

    Farbar Service Scanner Version: 31-05-2013 01
    Ran by Tosh (administrator) on 01-06-2013 at 11:54:06
    Running from "C:\Users\Tosh\Desktop"
    Windows 7 Ultimate  (X86)
    Boot Mode: Normal
    ****************************************************************

    Internet Services:
    ============

    Connection Status:
    ==============
    Localhost is accessible.
    LAN connected.
    Google IP is accessible.
    Google.com is accessible.
    Yahoo IP is accessible.
    Yahoo.com is accessible.


    Windows Firewall:
    =============

    Firewall Disabled Policy:
    ==================


    System Restore:
    ============

    System Restore Disabled Policy:
    ========================


    Action Center:
    ============


    Windows Update:
    ============

    Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
    ============================


    Windows Defender:
    ==============
    WinDefend Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
    The start type of WinDefend service is OK.
    The ImagePath of WinDefend service is OK.
    The ServiceDll of WinDefend service is OK.


    Other Services:
    ==============


    File Check:
    ========
    C:\Windows\system32\nsisvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\nsiproxy.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcore.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tdx.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\mpssvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\bfe.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\mpsdrv.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\SDRSVC.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\wscsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\wuaueng.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\qmgr.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\es.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\cryptsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\ipnathlp.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\iphlpsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit

    **** End of log ****

    This is one of the most frustrating experiences I've had with Windows 7, any other thoughts on this one?

    -----------------------------

    OMG, I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    It was the updated v8 Intel Matrix Storage Manager installed by Windows 7. Out of desperation I downloaded the v6 drivers from Gateway that came with the original Vista OS and overwrote the v8 drivers. Rebooted, now Windows Update is functioning again.


    • Edited by Tagg Jr Saturday, June 01, 2013 4:47 PM
    Saturday, June 01, 2013 4:10 PM
  • Hi, I ran services.msc, but Windows Update was not included in the list that was generated.

    The list went from Windows.time to WinHTTPProxy Auto Discovery Service. I note that the list is in alphabetical order, so Windows Update should have appeared between those two. Why is Windows Update not included in the list?? No Wonder I get the message "cannot check for updates because the service is not running."  This is driving me crazy!

    Saturday, June 01, 2013 10:07 PM
  • Hi, I ran services.msc, but Windows Update was not included in the list that was generated.

    The list went from Windows.time to WinHTTPProxy Auto Discovery Service. I note that the list is in alphabetical order, so Windows Update should have appeared between those two. Why is Windows Update not included in the list?? No Wonder I get the message "cannot check for updates because the service is not running."  This is driving me crazy!


    I would suggest...

    Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

     

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-service-scanner/

     

    Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Sunday, June 02, 2013 5:37 AM
  • Hi, here is the report generated by the Farbar Service Scanner:

    Farbar Service Scanner Version: 31-05-2013 01
    Ran by Owner (administrator) on 02-06-2013 at 13:50:39
    Running from "C:\Users\Owner\Desktop"
    Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
    Boot Mode: Normal
    ****************************************************************

    Internet Services:
    ============

    Connection Status:
    ==============
    Localhost is accessible.
    LAN connected.
    Google IP is accessible.
    Google.com is accessible.
    Yahoo IP is accessible.
    Yahoo.com is accessible.


    Windows Firewall:
    =============

    Firewall Disabled Policy:
    ==================


    System Restore:
    ============

    System Restore Disabled Policy:
    ========================


    Action Center:
    ============

    Action Center Notification Icon =====> Unable to open HKLM\...\ShellServiceObjects\{F56F6FDD-AA9D-4618-A949-C1B91AF43B1A} key. The key does not exist.


    Windows Update:
    ============
    BITS Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
    Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open BITS registry key. The service key does not exist.
    Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open BITS registry key. The service key does not exist.
    Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open BITS registry key. The service key does not exist.


    Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
    ============================


    Windows Defender:
    ==============
    WinDefend Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
    Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open WinDefend registry key. The service key does not exist.
    Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open WinDefend registry key. The service key does not exist.
    Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open WinDefend registry key. The service key does not exist.


    Windows Defender Disabled Policy:
    ==========================
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
    "DisableAntiSpyware"=DWORD:1


    Other Services:
    ==============
    Checking Start type of iphlpsvc: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open iphlpsvc registry key. The service key does not exist.
    Checking ImagePath of iphlpsvc: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open iphlpsvc registry key. The service key does not exist.
    Checking ServiceDll of iphlpsvc: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open iphlpsvc registry key. The service key does not exist.


    File Check:
    ========
    C:\Windows\System32\nsisvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nsiproxy.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\dhcpcore.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tdx.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\mpssvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\bfe.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mpsdrv.sys => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\SDRSVC.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\vssvc.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\wscsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\wuaueng.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\qmgr.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\es.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\cryptsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpSvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\ipnathlp.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\iphlpsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
    C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit


    **** End of log ****

    Sunday, June 02, 2013 8:55 PM
  • oh god finaly i west my time to fix this prob.. thx u so much

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:56 AM
  • Thank you, this solution resolved problem.
    Friday, July 12, 2013 2:15 AM
  • "Brendon13" wrote in message news:f008f244-9265-4311-a5ad-ee6431a8fd06...

    i have a hp dv4 laptop and have the same problem and cannot find any answers online this is the one that looks lik has worked for most people so i'm posting here

    what happened is my hard drive died so i replaced it with a 7200 rpm 750 gb hybrid with 8gb solid state i loaded windows 7 home premium then upgraded to windows 7 professional now i can't get my windows update to work. i tried the steps above and no progress... any help?

    This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -  
    Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Noel, it is really my case with Lenovo X200 laptop. When the Intel Rapid Storage Technology updated by Windows update, it will not update anymore. The driver has been removed manually and it is running fine now.

    ^_^

    Thanks for your information.

    Friday, July 12, 2013 3:05 AM
  • Well done.  I tried several approaches but this one solved the problem.  Thanks.
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:22 AM
  • Well done.  I tried several approaches but this one solved the problem.  Thanks.

    Was about to say the exact same thing - thanks from me too !!
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:55 PM
  • Hello: When I go to start and begin to type in services.msc I only have services? When I click on it a page full of text appears.  I have Windows 7 also.  I am receiving the same error message that started this thread.  Any help is appreciated, thank you!

    Monday, December 30, 2013 3:20 AM
  • Try this instead..

    Please open an Elevated (Administrator) Command Prompt window and use the following
    commands....

    NET STOP WUAUSERV

    REN C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution SDOLD

    NET START WUAUSERV

    wait 15 minutes, and reboot

    then wait 10 minutes, and open Windows Updates, and run a Check for Updates.

    Install only the oldest update found - and reboot once installed

    then go back to Windows updates and install the others.

      Here are some instructions to make life easier :)

    1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt. 

    2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once. 

    3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.     


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, December 30, 2013 8:16 AM
  • Great solution. Worked fine on a new installed Windows 7 Pro 32bit computer .

    Thank you.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:49 PM