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Windows update - doesn't

  1. #1


    Sairey Guest

    Windows update - doesn't

    As it says above. There is no update, all I get is an error msg

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

    needless to say, restarting makes no difference.

    The update history is completely blank and in the meantime I cannot
    update anything including security essentials and the clock, most of
    the sites I try to assess tell me the certification is out of date and
    I can't send any mail.

    Running V home premium 32 on a laptop which, to date, has been no
    trouble at all. The only thing I've done recently is take it apart to
    defluff the fans, and everything else is running fine. I have
    problems with IE and Firefox.

    Help!

    Sairey

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  2. #2


    Michael Guest

    Re: Windows update - doesn't

    "Sairey" <saireygamp@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:b8bcd809-1ebf-48d5-9c28-5f40771caab3@newsgroup

    > As it says above. There is no update, all I get is an error msg
    >
    > "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service
    > is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    >
    > needless to say, restarting makes no difference.
    >
    > The update history is completely blank and in the meantime I cannot
    > update anything including security essentials and the clock, most of
    > the sites I try to assess tell me the certification is out of date and
    > I can't send any mail.
    >
    > Running V home premium 32 on a laptop which, to date, has been no
    > trouble at all. The only thing I've done recently is take it apart to
    > defluff the fans, and everything else is running fine. I have
    > problems with IE and Firefox.
    >
    > Help!
    >
    > Sairey
    Download the free version and run it. Looks like you have a bug or two.
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."



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  3. #3


    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Windows update - doesn't

    Sairey wrote:

    > As it says above. There is no update, all I get is an error msg
    >
    > "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the
    > service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    >
    > needless to say, restarting makes no difference.
    >
    > The update history is completely blank and in the meantime I cannot
    > update anything including security essentials and the clock, most of
    > the sites I try to assess tell me the certification is out of date
    > and I can't send any mail.
    >
    > Running V home premium 32 on a laptop which, to date, has been no
    > trouble at all. The only thing I've done recently is take it apart
    > to defluff the fans, and everything else is running fine. I have
    > problems with IE and Firefox.
    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (separately) with the
    following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for this):

    SuperAntiSpyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    MalwareBytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.com/

    After performing a full scan with one and then the other and removing
    whatever they both find completely, you may uninstall these products,
    if you wish.

    Download and run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

    Reboot.

    Then follow the instructions here:

    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    Reboot.

    Try again.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



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  4. #4


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Windows update - doesn't

    Sairey

    Aside from the answers that are already posted ,see the following and make sure that
    Bits is started

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;883614

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    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Sairey" <saireygamp@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:b8bcd809-1ebf-48d5-9c28-5f40771caab3@newsgroup

    > As it says above. There is no update, all I get is an error msg
    >
    > "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service
    > is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    >
    > needless to say, restarting makes no difference.
    >
    > The update history is completely blank and in the meantime I cannot
    > update anything including security essentials and the clock, most of
    > the sites I try to assess tell me the certification is out of date and
    > I can't send any mail.
    >
    > Running V home premium 32 on a laptop which, to date, has been no
    > trouble at all. The only thing I've done recently is take it apart to
    > defluff the fans, and everything else is running fine. I have
    > problems with IE and Firefox.
    >
    > Help!
    >
    > Sairey

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  5. #5


    Andrew Rossmann Guest

    Re: Windows update - doesn't

    In article <b8bcd809-1ebf-48d5-9c28-5f40771caab3
    @a21g2000yqc.googlegroups.com>, saireygamp@newsgroup says...

    >
    > As it says above. There is no update, all I get is an error msg
    >
    > "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service
    > is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    >
    > needless to say, restarting makes no difference.
    >
    > The update history is completely blank and in the meantime I cannot
    > update anything including security essentials and the clock, most of
    > the sites I try to assess tell me the certification is out of date and
    > I can't send any mail.
    Microsoft had an issue, I think to do with a bad DNS address. It should
    be cleared up by now.

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  6. #6


    Jennifer Guest

    Re: Windows update - doesn't


    I have the same problem as Sairey, have tried all the above suggestions
    and still can't get the Windows Updates. Any other suggestions? Windows
    Defender also isn't working and all websites' certificates are expired.
    I'm using Vista, so the link about the BITS doesn't work.



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  7. #7


    webster72n Guest

    Re: Windows update - doesn't



    "Andrew Rossmann" <andysnewsreply@newsgroup_junk.comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:MPG.258dcb45a65d87819896d8@newsgroup-september.org...

    > In article <b8bcd809-1ebf-48d5-9c28-5f40771caab3
    > @a21g2000yqc.googlegroups.com>, saireygamp@newsgroup says...

    >>
    >> As it says above. There is no update, all I get is an error msg
    >>
    >> "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service
    >> is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    >>
    >> needless to say, restarting makes no difference.
    >>
    >> The update history is completely blank and in the meantime I cannot
    >> update anything including security essentials and the clock, most of
    >> the sites I try to assess tell me the certification is out of date and
    >> I can't send any mail.
    >
    > Microsoft had an issue, I think to do with a bad DNS address. It should
    > be cleared up by now.
    That sounds plausible to me, but where's the feedback?

    Harry.

    >
    > --
    > If there is a no_junk in my address, please REMOVE it before replying!
    > All junk mail senders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the
    > law!!
    > http://home.att.net/~andyross

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