Windows 7 Home Premium: Windows Update and Security Essentials Update not working RRS feed

  • Question

  • My Windows Update is no longer working and my Microsoft security essentials will not download updates any longer.

    Windows Update complains that the Windows Update Service is Not Running, Security Essentials Update produces error 0xc8000247 and will not update.

    I recently cloned my laptops hard drive to a new larger drive using the Western Digital Acronis True Image package? Could this have anything to do with it..I am not getting any Windows Activation Errors?

    Things I have Tried:

    Checked that Windows Update Service and all Dependencies are running (Appear to be)

    Windows still shows up as properly activated, and the date and time are correct.

    Run Spybot Search and Destroy, Malware Bytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials scan with a manual update with no issues

    Tried the Automatic Fix Windows Update Tool in both normal and aggressive mode

    Stopped windows update services deleted everything under c windows\software distribution, started update service...still no joy

    Any Suggestions? The last Windows Update I received as on 7/15 which was actually well before I imaged my hard drive to the new drive

    Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:50 AM