"Windows Can't Check for Updates" in Vista 32 bit
Windows hasn't run automatic updates since August 15. I get the message "Windows Can't Check for Updates" but there is no error code given. I have tried Microsoft Fixit several times. It says it fixes it, but it still has the same issue. Any suggestions
how I can resolve this? When I try to run Windows Update myself, it still says "Windows cant check for updates."
Method 2: Restart the Windows update services and check.
a.Click Start, type
services.msc in the Search box, and then press Enter.
b.If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password or click
c.Locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service and check the
d.If the Status is
Stopped, right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Services, and then click
Start in the menu.
e.Locate Windows Update and check the
f.If the Status is
Stopped, right-click Windows Update, and then click Start in the menu.
g.Locate Workstation and check the
h.If the Status is
Stopped, right-click Workstation, and then click Start in the menu.
Method 3: Set your computer in Clean Boot state and try to install the updates.
To help troubleshoot error message, you can start Windows Vista or Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
To do so: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For
added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Method 5: Unable to install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2