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rlt2562
The Wizard of Speed and Time
Premium
join:2002-12-23
Haughton, LA
kudos:1

[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:

Click Start
Type: cmd
Right click on cmd in start menu and select 'Run as Administrator'
Type: net stop wuauserv
Hit Enter
Type: ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
Hit Enter
Type: net start wuauserv
Hit Enter
Type: exit
Hit Enter

Attempt to download updates

I sure hope this helps someone.
--
You may say I'm a Dreamer.... But I'm not the only one.....



Cudni
La Merma - Vigilado
Premium,MVM
join:2003-12-20
Someshire
kudos:13

said by rlt2562:

I sure hope this helps someone.

It most probably will. Thanks

Cudni