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Windows update can not currently check for updates, because the service is not currently running

WhoIsLew asked on
When i try to go to windows update its says : Windows update can not currently check for updates, because the service is not currently running , try restarting your computer

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Im concerned because Updates are critical

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  • 32-bit operating system
  • 1.00 Gb RAM
  • Intel celeron CPU     550 @ 2.00 Ghz
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Help & Support replied on

If you are using a HP laptop then try to download and install the Intel Rapid Storage drivers from the below mentioned link in order to resolve the issue:-

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&destPage=document

 

If you are not using a HP laptop then try to Export the registry keys i.e. Wuauserv, Cryptsvc and BITS from a working computer and then try to import it on the computer which is encountering the issues:-

 

Export the Registry keys form the below mentioned location and try to merge it on a computer which has this issue:-

Start - Run – regedit

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cryptsvc

 

Before merging it please take the backup of your registry..!

 

I am sure this will resolve the issue..:) 

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PA Bear - MS MVP replied on

To avoid confusion & duplication of effort, please post any/all further follow-up in replies to your own, new thread => http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/my-firewall-doesnt-works-the-message-is-windows/8354caf7-2d29-4d88-9702-a9735d93d243 (30 June 2012)
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002
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