> 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 the sites I try to assess tell me the certification is out of date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):
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:
Then follow the instructions here:
How do I reset Windows Update components?
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