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

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Kevin
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Question #20507-06-2010 14:51
Whenever i check for updates on my windows 7 machine 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."
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Kevin
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07-06-2010 14:53
1. Go to Start -> Run
2. Type in services.msc
3. Press enter
4. Look for a service called Windows Update
5. Right click it and select Stop
6. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\
7. Delete everything in it.
8. Start services.msc again, right click Windows Update again and select Start.
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