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Windows Update service not running, can not update after HD upgrade

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    Windows Update service not running, can not update after HD upgrade

    I upgraded a laptops prefectly operating 160 gig HD to a new 1 Ter HD using
    Ghost 11 ... have done this for other laptops before without incident.

    This time all seems to be well, until I go to windows update to confirm the
    windows installation is completely up to date and this is the problem.

    (note: i am also not allowed to view the update history, no matter how long
    i wait all i get is a blank white page)

    When I click on "Check For Updates" a dialoge box comes up .....

    Windows Update

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

    ... of course i've tried that ..... and a few other fixes too ... looked for spyware
    re registered DLL's ... all no go ... please
    HELP !

    also, if I put the drive that was the source for the clone, the 160 back in .. updates are no problem at all.

    Last edited by DL Vox; 03 Oct 2011 at 04:42 AM. Reason: incomplete
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    Re: Windows Update service not running, can not update after HD upgrade

    Welcome
    Rather unique problem you have, but lets try this.
    Go to the computer icon on the desktop Right click
    Properties
    Now look at the lower right. Do you see the Microsoft Emblem.
    Maybe, you are not correctly validated and have to validate with the key number.

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    Re: Windows Update service not running, can not update after HD upgrade

    Maybe this may help, too
    Repair & Fix Windows Updates with Fix WU Utility | The Windows Club

    Note: The use of this page is at your own risk, it has worked for others, but I do not know the results that may occur in your situation.

    Or with luck it may be this easy
    Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating

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    Re: Windows Update service not running, can not update after HD upgrade

    No success yet, but i will try what you put out there, the drive has system only on it so there is nothing to lose ... if this doesn't work i will try to duplicate the drive using and iso image rather than the ghosting program.

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Windows Update service not running, can not update after HD upgrade