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Windows Can Not Check For Updates!

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  • My OS is WIN 7 (Home Premium)

    My problem is Windows Update will not run!

    When I try & run Windows Update I get "Windows Security Centre Centre Service Can't be Started"

    If I go to

    Control Panel- System Security- Windows Update- & click the "Check Updates" I get

    "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer"

    I have restarted the PC & the problems remains.

    I have gone to the "change Settings" & it is currently on Automatically check for & download updates"

    Other Issues that may or may not be related!

    I had issues with Java which i had to uninstall to stop the error (looking back I think this was about the time Windows Updates stopped working. I have since reinstalled Java & it is working AOK!

    I have a logitech head set when plugged in gives "USB device not recognized (code 43)"

    AV program has been uninstalled to ensure it was  not the problem.

    I did find a problem similar to mine mentioned elsewhere that was resolved by going to the services directory and changing a setting.

    When I tried this the folder / file was not even listed!

     hope someone can help me with this as I am not looking forward to having to start over with a reinstall!

    Regards Fuzzybear

     

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:38 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    try this fix it, please:

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058


    About the other questions, please start 1 topic for each question!

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Fuzzybear164 Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:31 PM
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:21 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    try this fix it, please:

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058


    About the other questions, please start 1 topic for each question!

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Fuzzybear164 Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:31 PM
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:21 PM
  • Thank You Andre.

    I did the standard fix & it fixed it to the point where it now has & will download updates!

    However two issues still remain that I hope you have another "Fix It" for!

    If I go to the Action Centre. (Control Panel - System Security - Action Centre )

    Windows Security is giving me a Red Flag!

    If I click on the "Turn on now" I get a "Windows Security Centre Service Can't Be Started"

    The logitech head set when plugged in gives "USB device not recognized (code 43)

    Any Thoughts!!

    Regards Fuzzybear

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:45 PM
  • Please ask a new question for both issues. Ask the Windows Security Centre Service question in the Security forums:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/threads

    and the USB issue in the hardware forum:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/threads

    This keeps it well-arranged and not a mega topic about several issues.

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:14 PM