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Windows Update Cannot Currently Check For Updates.

by Here4hlp / September 18, 2013 11:40 PM PDT

I am currently using a Compaq (Presario A900) Notebook that has Windows Vista Home Premium as Operating System.

For quite some time now, I have not been able to perform Windows Update. Whenever I click on "Check for Updates",
I get the following error message: "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer"; and when the computer is restarted nothing changes.

Can anyone help me to resolve this.


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by pgc3 / September 19, 2013 12:24 AM PDT

And you've checked settings in control panel under windows updates?

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Please Try This...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 19, 2013 3:28 AM PDT

Re-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands below

Click Start, then type: then type cmd in the search box, and when it's displayed at the top of the search box, RIGHT click on cmd.exe, choose "Run as administrator" from the little menu.

When the command windows loads, type the following commands at the blinking cursor. Press ENTER after each command.

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wuwebv.dll
regsvr32 wucltux.dll

Close the command window and reboot the computer. Attempt to run Windows Update

If this doesn't get the job done, Microsoft provides a website for troubleshooting and fixing Windows Update issues. See below:

Hope this helps.


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