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

#1
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.
 
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richc46

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
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.
 
#4
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.