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Tip: Windows update won't run because the update service is notrunning



 
 
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Old December 29th 17, 06:58 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
T
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Default Tip: Windows update won't run because the update service is notrunning

Hi All,

Speaking of a house of cards, if you are getting a stupid "windows
can not update because the update service in not running" error
and the service is actually running.

1) stop the windows update service

2) delete the Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder

3) restart the service

4) reopen the Update Windows dialog. Click the update
button. If it still does not work, on the right, click on
the change setting line. Then change back to the check
updates dialog and try again. Worked four out of four
times for me.

HTH,
-T
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Old December 31st 17, 07:47 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default Tip: Windows update won't run because the update service is not running



"T" wrote in message news
Hi All,

Speaking of a house of cards, if you are getting a stupid "windows
can not update because the update service in not running" error
and the service is actually running.

1) stop the windows update service

2) delete the Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder

3) restart the service

4) reopen the Update Windows dialog. Click the update
button. If it still does not work, on the right, click on
the change setting line. Then change back to the check
updates dialog and try again. Worked four out of four
times for me.

HTH,
-T


Thank you. I wish that I would have seen this fix sooner. I maintain 7
computers and had just completed setting up an upgrade for my daughter and
settled down to do some leisure work on my main computer. I found the
"update service in not running" error. I ran into an update problem a few
years ago and after a couple days poking at it, I did a reinstall. After a
half day poking with this I decided to save time and do a reinstall. I
stumbled onto your post and checked out two other computers. They both had
the "update service in not running" error. Your fix was applied to both
successfully. Thank you again for posting this fix.---Dean

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Old January 2nd 18, 10:44 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
T
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Default Tip: Windows update won't run because the update service is notrunning

On 12/30/2017 10:47 PM, Dean-MN wrote:


"T" wrote in message news
Hi All,

Speaking of a house of cards, if you are getting a stupid "windows
can not update because the update service in not running" error
and the service is actually running.

1) stop the windows update service

2) delete the Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder

3) restart the service

4) reopen the Update Windows dialog.* Click the update
button.* If it still does not work, on the right, click on
the change setting line.* Then change back to the check
updates dialog and try again.* Worked four out of four
times for me.

HTH,
-T


Thank you. I wish that I would have seen this fix sooner. I maintain 7
computers and had just completed setting up an upgrade for my daughter
and settled down to do some leisure work on my main computer. I found
the "update service in not running" error. I ran into an update problem
a few years ago and after a couple days poking at it, I did a reinstall.
After a half day poking with this I decided to save time and do a
reinstall. I stumbled onto your post and checked out two other
computers. They both had the "update service in not running" error. Your
fix was applied to both successfully. Thank you again for posting this
fix.---Dean


You are most welcome. Thank you for the feed back. Very classy!
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Old January 3rd 18, 07:54 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Diesel
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Default Tip: Windows update won't run because the update service is not running

T news 2017 05:58:20 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

Hi All,

Speaking of a house of cards, if you are getting a stupid "windows
can not update because the update service in not running" error
and the service is actually running.

1) stop the windows update service

2) delete the Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder

3) restart the service

4) reopen the Update Windows dialog. Click the update
button. If it still does not work, on the right, click on
the change setting line. Then change back to the check
updates dialog and try again. Worked four out of four
times for me.

HTH,
-T


You have to admit, it's pretty sad that a company as large as
Microsoft would have bugs like this present in non beta software in
the first place. Known bugs at that, going back years, that have
never been properly addressed.



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