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WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

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    asimwajid@gmail.com Guest

    WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?


    Hello......the problem iam facing is WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv)
    is gone....its no longer even showing up in services manager....any
    way to reinstall it ? iam using Vista Ultimate btw.....thanks


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    dean-dean Guest

    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    Run the System File Checker. To do this, right click on Command
    Prompt (Start Menu\Programs\Accessories), and choose
    Run as Administrator. Copy the following, and Paste it after the prompt:

    sfc /scannow

    Press Enter. It will scan all your system files. It may take a few
    minutes. If things are okay, you are given the text message "Windows
    Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".

    <asimwajid@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Hello......the problem iam facing is WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv)
    > is gone....its no longer even showing up in services manager....any
    > way to reinstall it ? iam using Vista Ultimate btw.....thanks
    >



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    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    i'm having this problem too. I've tried deleting the software distribution folder so the windows update program is re-downloaded but that doesn't fix the fact that the service is not available. Any ideas? Otherwise i'll have to wait till SP1 to see if that will fix it or reinstall. (sfc didn't fix it either)

    Cheers.

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    dean-dean Guest

    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    You could try this:

    Right-click Command Prompt (in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories) and choose
    Run as Administrator. Type (or Copy and Paste) the following commands,
    pressing Enter after each one:

    regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    regsvr32 wups.dll

    regsvr32 wups2.dll

    regsvr32 wuwebv.dll

    regsvr32 wucltux.dll

    Close Command Prompt, and try Windows Update again.


    "whatsupwez" <whatsupwez.2v2it4@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > i'm having this problem too. I've tried deleting the software
    > distribution folder so the windows update program is re-downloaded but
    > that doesn't fix the fact that the service is not available. Any ideas?
    > Otherwise i'll have to wait till SP1 to see if that will fix it or
    > reinstall. (sfc didn't fix it either)
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    >
    > --
    > whatsupwez



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    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    Thanks, I gave that a try. All the Dlls registered accept 1 with the error: 'The module "wuaueng.dll" was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x80070005.'

    Does this mean their is a different problem that is stopping windows update from working? I'll give google a look tonight... Anymore ideas?

    Cheers.

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    dean-dean Guest

    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    it appears to be an "Access Denied" error. Did your right-click on Command
    Prompt, and choose Run as Administrator? There was an attempt to write to
    the registry when you ran the command, but the privileges to do so weren't
    there, so the command was blocked.

    Wuaueng.dll is the Windows Update agent, AKA wuauserv, AKA the Service
    called Windows Update.


    "whatsupwez" <whatsupwez.2v4gy8@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:whatsupwez.2v4gy8@no-mx.forums.net...
    >
    > Thanks, I gave that a try. All the Dlls registered accept 1 with the
    > error: 'The module "wuaueng.dll" was loaded but the call to
    > DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x80070005.'
    >
    > Does this mean their is a different problem that is stopping windows
    > update from working? I'll give google a look tonight... Anymore ideas?
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    >
    > --
    > whatsupwez



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    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    I'm definitely running it as an administrator.

    When I try to access the windows update website it also gives an error saying that I am not an administrator. When instead it should prompt me to use the built in windows update as I am running windows vista!

    So defiantly a serious problem with windows update and maybe the security settings involved with it. Tried everything I can think of so looks like I'm going to have to do an upgrade reinstall. Just hope it doesn't mess up my programs and settings!

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    dean-dean Guest

    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    Before the upgrade re-install, you could try creating a new administrative
    account, if only temporarily (it can be deleted after the test), and see if
    Windows Update works from the new account, or if the command will work.
    Another thought is to run the command in Safe Mode (although Windows Update
    won't work in Safe Mode).

    "whatsupwez" <whatsupwez.2v4l48@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:whatsupwez.2v4l48@no-mx.forums.net...
    >
    > I'm definitely running it as an administrator.
    >
    > When I try to access the windows update website it also gives an error
    > saying that I am not an administrator. When instead it should prompt me
    > to use the built in windows update as I am running windows vista!
    >
    > So defiantly a serious problem with windows update and maybe the
    > security settings involved with it. Tried everything I can think of so
    > looks like I'm going to have to do an upgrade reinstall. Just hope it
    > doesn't mess up my programs and settings!
    >
    >
    > --
    > whatsupwez



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    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    No joy unfortunately! Same error messages, I dunno no whether to wait for SP1 to see if that fixes it or to re-install. Its not a major problem as i can manually download and install updates but its still annoying!

    Thanks for your help anyways!

    Later, WeZ

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    Re: WINDOWS UPDATE SERVICE(wuauserv) disappeared....how to reinstall ?

    a big thanks to dean-dean, your solution worked perfectly for me and did not just fix windows update but also other related programmes like the defender.

    you saved me a lot of work there...

    Quote Originally Posted by dean-dean View Post
    You could try this:

    Right-click Command Prompt (in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories) and choose
    Run as Administrator. Type (or Copy and Paste) the following commands,
    pressing Enter after each one:

    regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    regsvr32 wups.dll

    regsvr32 wups2.dll

    regsvr32 wuwebv.dll

    regsvr32 wucltux.dll

    Close Command Prompt, and try Windows Update again.

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