rlt2562The Wizard of Speed and TimePremium
[WIN7] Restoring Windows Update
A friend gave me his laptop for a Windows Update problem, and I thought I would share this simple fix. The error stated that WU couldn't check for updates because the service is not running, you may need to restart (wrong, it was running). Here's what fixed it:
Right click on cmd in start menu and select 'Run as Administrator'
Type: net stop wuauserv
Type: ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
Type: net start wuauserv
Attempt to download updates
I sure hope this helps someone.
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