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Windows update not getting any updates for vista

Question: Windows update not getting any updates for vista

I am on windows vista and when I clicked on windows update from Start, it just keeps looking without coming back. How do i fix this issue?

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Answer: Windows update not getting any updates for vista

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues -


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Windows 7 Home Premium X64 has dozens of failed updates. When I check I find they are all for Vista X64. Wy is it doing this, and how do I fix it?

Answer:Windows 7 X64 trying to update Vista updates

Where did you get your Windows?
Was it an upgrade?

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I have 10 computers networked together with a Windows SBS11 server as a domain controller. Of the 10 computers 6 of them are Windows 7 Pro (64bit) and the other 4 are Windows Vista Pro (32bit). About a month ago all the Vista Computers stopped downloading updates and giving an error, "Windows can't check for updates" message. When you attempt to check for updates manually or automatically the error is displayed, however there isn't any issue with updates being downloaded and installed to the Windows 7 computers.
I've tried the following:
- Ran System Update Readiness Tool.
- Running Malware Bytes and Vipre Anti-Virus scans in Safemode. No infections found.
- Disabled Firewall and reran search.
- Reset proxy, using the netsh winhttp from the command prompt.
- Restarted Windows Update Services.
- Ensured that the BITS Service was running.
- Updated GPO to not Windows Updates to be configured on the computers.
- Changed settings in Windows Update to allow manually updating. Allowed for the updates to be installed, but after reboot computer reverted back to old settings and error appeared.
If there are any other suggestions I would be greatly appreciate them.

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates (Vista Pro w/sp2)

Look in Event Viewer on one of the Vista systems for errors relating to Windows Update and copy and paste the details into a post.

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Hi, I have a computer i have been trying to update. Its windows Vista 32bit, everytime i try and update it says the updates have failed, whether its doing a shutdown or through windows updates or even installing them manually they all tend to fail. Ive downloaded sp2 to install manually but it still fails, tried downloading system rediness and installing that, all it does is install a hotfix and then doesnt seem to install anything else, but that still doesnt seem to fix the problem. Ran windows fix-it and that still didnt work.

Ive ran various virus scans, reg cleaners, few other things but nothing seems to get this thing up and going.

How can i get updates to work properly again, it takes this comp like an hour to shut down each time i do because there are so many updates.

Answer:Windows Vista 32 Bit, will not update system updates

Try here:

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It just is not downloading any updated.
In the interest of full disclosure, I would not be surprised if I have a malware item or two hidden somewhere on my PC as well that could be causing this.
It tries to download the updates but is not going anywhere...

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OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium
I am unable to install recent Windows Vista updates because the updater hangs at "Checking for updates". Attempts to fix the problem seems to have made the problem worse.
Before attempted fixes 13 updates were detected and I selected 11 to install ... but the download stalled with 0 bytes downloaded.
Then I tried a couple of fixes ... and now "Checking for updates" hangs ... and "Most recent checks for updates" says "never" ... and "Updates installed" says "never".
Here's what I've tried:
"Resetting the entire Windows Update Component manually"
I did this using the command prompt as outlined in the article. This created a new Windows\Catroot2 folder and a new Windows\System32\SoftwareDistribution folder ... which I assume is the reason for the "never" labels mentioned above.
Installed the latest version of the Windows Update Agent.
I used file "WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" with the /wuforce switch and ran it from a HDD not containing the OS.
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Answer:Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates"

Is KB3145739 already installed? If not, you can try to download and install it manually:
This patch can really help.
(First disable Windows Update. After applying this patch, check the updates manually. Later you can enable it again if you want.)

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OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium

Answer:Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates"

Is KB3145739 already installed? If not, you can try to download and install it manually:

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It just is not downloading any updated.

Answer:Vista Windows Update Manager not updating updates

You are not alone in having this problem !  Have a look at this topic -

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My Windows Vista machine for some reason is checking for updates and it's been sitting there checking for updates for 2 hours and nothing has changed.  It is Windows Vista Ultimate x64.  I installed about 2 updates on it that are supposed to fix this problem but nothing has fixed it.  I tried a few 3rd party programs to see if it could install the updates.  The Vista installation has almost no updates.  I know Windows Visa is not supported but is there like an update problem on Microsoft's servers?  I don't know if it's that the version of Windows Vista is too old to install updates or is it that because it's not supported that I wouldn't be able to install any old or fairly recent updates before April 11th and the patch for the wannacry ransome.    
I took a look at the Windows update log and I noticed I had a lot of warnings and errors and it had a lot of problems downloading something so does anyone know what is going on?  

PS:  I am not able to show the Windows update log at this time.

Answer:7/02/17 - Windows Vista update problem (stuck on checking for updates)

See this tutorial on resetting Windows Update...

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HP Pavillion a610a Vista Home Premium 32 bit Intel Core (TM)2 CPU

6 to 9 months ago I found I could not download and run most Windows updates
At one point I did upgrade to IE9 but I returned to IE8
Now my main motivation is to once again upgrade to IE9 which I cannot do. The download stops about halfway thru process.

When the situation is at it's worst, I attempt to download updates and receive codes such as 643 and 8007371c. Some succeed and some do not. When I reboot, the "successful" updates are attempted, then stopped and backed out. The reboot procees will "cycle". I have to use HP rescue "F11" and system restore.

I have tried every suggestion. Some processes I was unable to preform ( for example: command prompt .. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth ( "not recognized" ).

Here is what I have tried ...

Command Prompt ... net stop wuauserv net stop bits net stop cryptsvc ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old ( I was not able to copy the text provided and save as WindowsUpdate.BAT )


Rename the Pending.xml file ( "cannot find" )

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder

System Update Readiness Tool


Delete incorrect Registry values ... PendingXml Identifier / NextQueueEntryIndex / AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving

Register the Windows Update Files

I will check, but I believe I am only using Windows Vista security measures. If I have added, active protection, I nee... Read more

Answer:Windows Updates Fail / Cannot update from IE8 to IE9 / Vista Home Premium 32 bit

Hi John, welcome to VistaForums!

Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy week for me.

Let's see what's up here:

Export CBS folder
Click the Start button then click Computer. Double-click on the C: drive, under the Hard Disk Drives category, and then scroll down to, and double click on the Windows folder. Find and double click on the Logs folder. Right-click on the CBS folder, and select Copy. Go back to your Desktop, right-click on it, and select Paste. You should now see a copy of the CBS folder appear on your Desktop called CBS. Right-click on this new folder, and navigate through Send to, and select Compressed (zipped) folder. A new file, also called CBS (, but this time with a different icon, will be created.


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Update 3076895 is available for POSReady 2009 however the corrective updates 3090303 and 3092627 are not available for POSReady 2009.  We have experienced the issues described in the release notes for updates 3090303 and 3092627 after installing
update 3076895.  The issues are resolved after uninstalling 3076895 and reappear after reinstalling 3076895.  We need to install this patch and/or its corrective patches however they are not available for POSReady 2009.  Is there an update
for POSReady 2009?

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I recently (one week ago) made myself a dual-boot to Windows Vista SP2. I installed everything I needed and set the Windows updates to Automatically install updates. When I needed to make a video smaller (no need to talk about this in this thread) on Handbrake it said I needed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. I was surprised to see that. I went to see what Windows updates does and it wasn't checking for updates, as I set it to do. I started the check myself. I left it like that 30 minutes. When I closed my game, it was in the same state: checking for updates. So, I went to my .NET Framework 4 installer and, after 15 minutes, it gave an error: another installer is running. There were no installers, besides Windows update. So, I closed its process and let the installer run. After 15 minutes, it gave me an error (I don't remember the name of the error, I'll post it ASAP). So, I started researching, tried everything (MS FIXIT 50202, reset windows update history, reregister windows update components which gave me error 1060 and error 5 - error 5 is after trying MS FIXIT). I tried to "force" the .NET Framework 4 install by installing it step-by-step: 1.1  1.1 SP1  3.5  4. No succes. I AT LEAST need to install that .Net Framwork somehow. And the most interesting part is that my antivirus doesn't say that my OS is not up-to-date . SPECS: 6GB RAMAMD Athlon ll X4 750K 3.2-4.0 GHzAMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3

Answer:Windows update stuck at Checking for updates and can't install updates manually

Now it doesn't even give the error anymore. It just sits there and fake-installing .Net Framework.

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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

Answer:Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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MS Defender updates from Windows Update in settings fail, other Updates successful, but MS Defender from Control panel can update the same definition updates without problems (why, oh, why? can't I just select and copy from settings? )

Over this time, I need to fix insider builds, but have a problem:

SFC and Dism component store health fix report no problems

Any Ideas?

Answer:MS Defender updates from Windows Update fail, other Updates successful

I seen your pic - it seems like MS wants us out of preview - no advanced options either..
Looks like we get to keep 10240 - just forget a clean re-installation of it - Key is blocked

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I'm trying to add the latest updates on my Windows 8 (64-bit) laptop (Asus Q400A-BHI7N03) and the checking for updates... never completes. I've even tried leaving it over night with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows Update never finds updates (Checking for updates never ends)

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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I am really flustrated with my T61P - a week ago it lost my user profile, so I installed a new hard drive and reloaded the OS (Vista Ultimate) from the recovery disks.  I have installed antivirus software, do all the MS updates, and then uninstalled all the ThinkAdvantage programs (except for Client Security).  Continuing to check for new Windows Updates works fine.  Then I installed ThinkAdvantage System Update - can still do Windows updates.  Run System Update, install 19 updates, reboot - Windows Updates no longer works!  I get the message "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running/  You may need to restart your computer."  The service is running (I even restarted it from Admin tools).  Rebooting makes no difference.  I have reloaded the OS and updates about 6 times in the last week and always end up with this problem.  It does appear that since Windows Update was working before installing the Lenovo updates that there is a problem with the Lenovo updates. Help would be appreciated. David

Answer:T61P Vista SP2 no windows updates after Lenovo updates on fresh install

hey dfanslercurious to know which version of ThinkVantage System Update are you using ? Is it version 4.0.0046 ? If it isn't kindly download the latest version and install it.if it is, could you uninstall it. set msconfig to startup windows item only before reinstalling it.

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This girl on our floor is getting all of the symptoms of the good ole blaster worm and it's 1 minute to reboot issues. I figured I could just windows update until I fix it.
So I install the updates. They install fine, no errors, and windows update says they're installed. Reboot, the same updates are listed. Try once again, and again it says the same ones are listed after I reboot. So I try through automatic updates, and, once again, the same thing. The updates just aren't installing besides saying that they are installed.
I then download the stand-alone blaster worm patch. Run it, and right after I click "I Agree" and hit next, the window just closes, no errors or anything. Try again, same thing. Try in safe mode, same thing.
I've never had a problem with this before, does anyone have any recommendations?

Answer:Windows Update installs updates, but they're still listed under updates

I had the same thing on a system I was working on. I ran Spybot and Ad-aware and cleaned off so much crap... But I had to let Spybot start at reboot to catch the app-killer. Try that and see if you can get those updates to take. It may be some nastiness in the box. Umm, no pun intended.

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Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)Installation date: ?22/?01/?2009 10:57Installation status: SuccessfulUpdate type: Important-------------------hello people, the above is an update for vista, my problem with it is it keeps onn installing a total of 19 times now, it installs the icon on the task bar dissappears 5 minutes later its back and begins the installation of the same file, any ideas?

Answer:vista updates keep installing the same update

Maybe try and remove it from add remove. and then reinstall here Have you got IE8 Beta downloaded as it can be a problem with that.

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Whenever I run windows update or try to install anything windows related such as .net or microsoft webcam software, I always get an error in the setup which causes the installing to crash or fail.

Below is the .NET crash report

Update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 x64 (KB963707)

Installation date: ‎8/‎26/‎2009 1:33 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8007064C

Update type: Important

The update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox addresses several compatibility issues with version 1.0 of the extension.

Answer:Vista updates fail everytime I run update

Try install this update from Microsoft Download Center if it also fail you have to completely remove NET Framework 3.5 by using tools NET Framework Cleanup tool Aaron Stebner's WebLog : .NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide
and install NET Framework 3.5 again and hotfixes

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i upgraded from win 7 to win 10 in early august. no problems. i've been installing all updates since then and installed updates always showed status of updates. after installing fall update i noticed my update history was erased and any updates since, like defender definition files, don't appear in the list. only one update is listed: Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3103688) installed on 11/14/2015.

Answer:Windows 10 fall update erased the Windows Update history plus new installed updates don't appear. What do I do?

I have exactly the same problem; no update history except the flash one.

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I have a W500 running 64 bit Windows 7.  When I run system update it pulls down a list of MicroSoft fixes for Vista 64 bit.  KB937500 is one that I see in the list. Should I install these fixes and ignore that the fix description is for 64 bit Vista rather than 64 bit Windows 7?


Go to Solution.

Answer:Running Win 7 but System Update showing Vista updates

Hello mate, When you run System Updates, It sould pop up a window with your system information. Does it recognise windows 7 as the OS ?

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T460p here. After I updated my Windows 10 to Fall Creator Update - Lenovo System Update Shows 11 Updates that are already installed - so it want's to install the same drivers over and over again. Probably a bug. Anyone with the same experience?

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So, I don't really know any details of what malware I may have on my computer other than its symptoms and the likelihood that it came through utorrent (which has since been taken off the computer). Basically, the problem began manifesting itself with the BSOD in Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I think I have taken care of that problem. The remaining symptoms of the malware are that windows and windows defender cannot update itself. Also, I cannot download any type of anti-virus update software or even the programs themselves. The updates just say they were unsuccessful. When I attempt to do a manual install/update of anti-virus or windows updates I get a "cannot connect to webpage". Sometimes, I will be redirected from an anti-virus download site to a random unaffiliated site. When I attempt to run a free online virus scan, the update will not work and therefore there is no ability to scan.

Thanks for whatever help you can offer. Eric

Here is my DDS.txt
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by LeBlanc at 22:14:03.31 on Thu 01/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1904 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\Syste... Read more

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I would like to delete the failed updates list in Windows 7 Update.  I have done this in the past but forget exactly the process.
I think you go to Windows Folder-Software Distribution.  After deleting everyhting in the folder., i think you are to restart the computer.  Once finished the list of updates in Windows Update will be cleared. 
Please correct if I am wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Failed Updates in Windows Update. Want to clear update list?

This is the way I suggest :
Go to start > type in cmd > right click at cmd.exe > Run as Administrator.
Type in "net stop WuAuServ" without quotes > hit enter.
Type in "start %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore" without quotes > hit enter. A folder will come up. Don't close that black window.
Rename file "DataStore" to "DataStoreold" without quotes.
Go to that black screen, Type in "net Start WuAuServ" without quotes > hit Enter. After it finished you can close it.
Now your Windows Update logs will now cleared.
Thank you.

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hi . i recently reinstalled my vista os. due it being a dog and corrupting all over the place.however when i reinstalled, i was given the option to choose some updates. so what the hell ,i install about 49 updates. most being security fixes. and now my laptop runs extremely slow.
on starcraft battle net, ppl swear at me saying, **** you for the lag.
And its all thanks to microwank. if i could get a refund i would, but sadly that is not the case.thanks ya nazis.

anywho, i went to my updates and uninstalled all the updates . then i click reboot to complete the operation. but funnily enough, the computer crashes and stayes at black screen. and i have tried to uninstall updates multiple times. then when i click the power off button and reboot. im back with all them lovley security updates that i just so need in my life and also to be prepared for a nuclear fallout.No matter how hard i try uninstalling and rebooting, it just wont work.

Also, i have 100 % cpu usage. im wondering if this can be any program that was awakened when the updates infected my comp.on my task says cpu usage 100% but it dosent list enough apps to cover 100%..
so please if anyone would know how i can make my comp run smoothly and quickly.
pleae would anyone have any advice.thanks for reading

Answer:[SOLVED] Vista running incredibly slow after update.+cant uninstall updates.

Click start > run > msconfig
click the "startup" tab
uncheck everything except your antivirus
restart your computer.

Right Click "Computer", select your main drive, right click, select properties then tools. Defrag the main drive. Even if it tells you it doesn't need it, defrag it anyways.

Run a Registry cleaner, you can get a good one from here:

clean the junk files and repair the registry. Restart again and give it another whirl.

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I'm currently on holiday and am connected through an expensive 3G modem plan. Whenever I try to connect, Windows update starts to download files. Every now and then I need to update MSE virus defs but Windows update downloads files GRR! What do I do about this pest? I just disabled the windows update service which obviously prevented me from downloading MSE defs

Answer:How to stop Windows update from downloading updates when I update MSE

Have you tried setting Windows Update to not Download updates?
You could also set it to not check for updates while you are on holiday.
For MSE definitions, open MSE and update from there.

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After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit that had Vista with latest SP on a 120gb hdd.then installing the sp1, the windows updater will not download and install updates. As it was I had to manually download the sp1 to a flash drive from my desktop and put it on the laptop. No problems there, but was hoping it would solve the Update problem, but didn't. I get the "Fail" error codes. 1. 80070570 and 2. 8007001F. I have 52+ KB updates and not one of them will download and install. Called MS help and for two days they had me try different things. They even took control of the computer and couldn't figure it out. I checked memory and did a chkdsk on the new HDD. In desperation for trouble shooting I put the Vista HHD back in and ran updates with no problems at all then I reinstalled the 320 G HHD. I didn't have a BSOD at all. But I downloaded and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and when I did that I would get the BSOD for what ever reason. I had a hard time getting it uninstalled because as soon as you would start windows, within a few seconds I would get the BSOD. When I finally got the Security Essentials uninstalled the BSOD Went away. Have no Idea what one had to do with the other. I just want to get the updater to work. Any Help

Answer:Windows 7 Update fails to update when running updates


After installing Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade on a new seagate 320 g hdd on a Toshiba L300 Laptop with 32 bit


That makes zero sense.

one thing at a time.

Which computer do you want to install Win 7 on?

Do you have license?

One license = 1 machine.
1 machine = 1 license.

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I haven't been able to install any updates since jan 11 of this year. I have been on the road for a few weeks and I tried to figure out the problem once I got back.

When a update is being installed it will stall we will say at 95%. I have looked in the log files and this is what I find.
From the Application Log;

Faulting application name: TrustedInstaller.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7989b
Faulting module name: wcp.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17592, time stamp: 0x4da00342
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x00000000001d448a
Faulting process id: 0x3ec
Faulting application start time: 0x01ccf8bae7fccb80
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\wcp.dll
Report Id: 3a7ff4f9-64ae-11e1-a405-002421577fd5
From the setup log;

Windows update "Update for Windows (KB2660075)" could not be installed because of error 2149842974 "" (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe"
"C:\Users\Les\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\KXQDWOEH\Windows6.1-KB2660075-x64.msu" ")
When I try to run sfc /now or verify only I get this error;

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /verifyonly
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 10% complete.
Win... Read more

Answer:Can't install updates using windows update or standalone update

Try running the System Updates Readiness Tool.

This is the link for the 64-bit version: Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

This Microsoft article may help too:

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I am looking for a script to disable the annoying Windows Update notification.
For a single PC I can go ahead and turn the message off in the Action Center.
Any help with registry edit?

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I am using Windows Update API (WUApiLib) in C# to get available updates. And it appears that it displays some driver updates while Windows Update application tells that the device is up to date.

It returns me this (I'm using ASUS laptop):

ASUS - Other hardware - ASUS Wireless Radio Control
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 1E16
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Host Controller - 1E22
Intel - Other hardware - 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller - 0154
Intel - Other hardware - Xeon(R) processor E3 - 1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port - 0151
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1E10
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 1E12
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller - 1E59
Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
Qualcomm Atheros Communications - Bluetooth Controller - Bluetooth Module

Is there a way to enable these updates via Windows settings? Also ESET reported me these updates as not installed?

If you are curious what it returns on your system, give it a go. I am attaching a very simple application (command line) to display not installed updates. Just unzip and execute. If you are afraid of viruses, here is the source code: You can even decompile it (i... Read more

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When you try to connect to the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or to the Microsoft Update Web site, you may receive the following error code in the windowsupdate.log or CBS.log:
0xC80001FE, 0x80200010, 0x80070643, 0x80246002, 0x80070490, 0x80070420, 0x80073712, 0x80246007, 0x80000FFF, 0x80070424, 0x80248007, 0x8007064C, 0x8024D00C, 0x8007066A, 0x80245003, 0x8024402C, Failed Service pack installation. KB2509997 discusses how to troubleshoot these issues.
Also check out this post: Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft.

Answer:Unable to install Windows Updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

nothing you said workd on 7 ultimate , also nothing microsoft has will work either I been try ing to download updates for 3 1/2 months cannot do it.
What exactly is happening when you try to update? Getting error code? or nothing? Also what internet security do you use. Could possibly have something installed that is blocking access to the Windows Update site.

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my friends computer doesnt download windows updates, the windows update thingy says that it found 73 new updates. but whenever he tries to install them it says "following updates could not be installed" meaning all of the 73 ones. what to do? :>

Answer:cant update with windows updates.

Have your friend go to update windows page and if he gets the error message again look in the upper right hand corner for an error code. Report back with findings.

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I just got windows 7 just a couple of days ago and realized that there are 3 particular updates that won't well... update.

Windows Update encountered an unknown error

Code 800B0100
Code 80073712
Code 8007006E

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Every time I get a message that Windows Update has updates for my computer, it is the same 2 - KB900485 & KB920872. I have downloaded and installed them a couple of times to be sure it was indeed installed. Including today, this has happened about 50 times. Has this happened to anyone else? Why would this be happening? Thank you!

Answer:Windows Update: Same 2 updates over and over

Look here.. and see if that helps.

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Hello. I am new to computers and am haveing a program update crisis. My windows update and other programs that require update DL will not connect to their respective servers and Iexplore will not load. I check my internet settings and all are ok. They worked before I got a virus. Got te virus removed but now nothing works. Here is my hijackthis log. Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:49:39 PM, on 9/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aolwbspd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Comp Tune-Up\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Windows Update Won't DL Updates

Sesshounmaru, I moved your thread to the HJT section so you'll get a better response...

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Hi, I am trying Windows 7 professional 64bit is trying to update my PC now for the umpteenth time. I ask it to download and update. It tells me that it has updated and needs to restart. When it restarts, it has a couple of attempts at configuring the updates and lets me use Windows. When I turn my PC off, I get a 'Do not turn off, etc'. When I start my PC and check to see if the install worked, I am told it hasn't, any clues please?

Answer:Windows 7 updates don't update

I have been through this today and fixed mine.
There are ways MS suggests when you right click on the failed updates and read the help files that contain links to MS downloadable tools of sorts.
After reading about and trying some of the tools with no success I took a hint I read between the lines about running the one with "service pack" in its name alone. I had 10 updates available one of which had service pack in its title. It was "Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)"

I ran it alone and it took. Remaining were 4 security and 4 updates for windows and an IE9 update.

I then tried the 4 updates for windows alone and they failed.

Long story short, I tried some alone until they started working and got them all in.
Look at my screen shot and see the order in which I used. The order goes from the bottom up. The Hot Fix you see is one of MS's suggestions I tried that changed nothing.

As long as this is not every time eh?

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I have an Acer Aspire 5670 that I did a clean install on and after installing all the drivers, i tried doing updates and it will not install them. I used a legit key and i get past microsft verification process. It downloads all updates but when its time to install them, all of them fail. Any ideas?

Here are the system specs:
* Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)
* 15.4" WXGA CrystalBrite LCD with 16ms refresh rate.
* ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 128MB
* 100GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
* Slot-Load DVD super multi drive
* 1GB DDR2 dual channel memory
* 802.11 a/b/g wireless with singalup high efficiency antenna
* Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
* ExpressCard slot

In depth review of laptop:

Thanks for the help guys.

Answer:Windows updates will not update.

Did the verification of Windows fail perhaps?

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It keeps dling and intling the same 2 updates kb828741 and kb835732

Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0b)
Date / Time 2007-01-18 / 11:56

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1600 MHz (16 x 100)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset VIA P4M800 Pro
System Memory 1024 MB
BIOS Type Award (07/07/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Compaq 7550 [17" CRT] (12081672005232)

Audio Adapter Creative Audi... Read more

Answer:Windows update trying to dl same 2 updates over and over

got one to work now KB835732 says access denied when trying to install.

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Spiceworks troubleshooting forums got me this far and like they said it looks ugly. Is there any way to fix this via Group Policy? *crosses fingers*

Did anyone figure out if declining the update in WSUS worked?

Answer:Windows Update same 4 updates?


Spiceworks troubleshooting forums got me this far and like they said it looks ugly.

Do not hijack a Solved thread, unless to comment that it worked for you. I have moved you to your own thread.
What version of Windows are you running? You posted in the XP Forum, but your profile says Windows 7?
What part is ugly? This shouldn't be an issue with Windows 7. You can choose to not download the update in Windows Update and put a check in Do Not Remind Me of this Update.

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 I guessing more than not it's a virus. Actually because of this road block, I haven't been able to update for sometime. When I get to Service Pack 2, it gets "stuck". Just says "Updating" for hours at a time.  Any suggestions ?

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

Do you have room on your hard drive for the updates?

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I've updated and selected updates in this window before, suddenly I can't see any updates there at all. WU tells me there's 33 optional updates available, when I click and the window to select those and install them appears I can't see any of them. =/ Check the attachment to see what I'm talking about. I've changed setting in Windows Update to see if that was the cause of the problem but it didn't help. Important updates (when I had them) weren't showing either... Help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't see updates in Windows Update.

I am having exactly the same problem.

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 I guessing more than not it's a virus. Actually because of this road block, I haven't been able to update for sometime. When I get to Service Pack 2, it gets "stuck". Just says "Updating" for hours at a time.  Any suggestions ?

Answer:Can't Update Windows Updates

Do you have room on your hard drive for the updates?

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I keep getting a notice that there are 10 windows updates waiting to be installed.
They seem to download okay and then go through the process of installing.
But then I keep getting a notice that nothing was installed because of an error.
Tried to follow the instructions in Microsoft Troubleshooter and even tried using the "Fix It Tool' but nothing helps.
3 days ago I downloaded Firefox Browser and Microsoft Essentials.....could they be part of the problem?
I am running Windows 7 64 bit.
Images attached.

Answer:Windows Updates won't Update

Error 0x80070005 in Windows Update when you try to install updates

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So I can see there are updates for Vista, I see the icon on my task bar... but I can't actually update it. When it opens the Windows Update window there's no text at all... I can still obviously see the "get updates" or w/e it's called button, but even if I click it it just doesn't update, it just constantly shows it updating (I doubt the update will take me 5+ hours on a cable connection, considering in the past the longest it's ever taken has been like 5 minutes...)

Answer:Can't update Vista (no text in Vista Windows Update...)


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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Update: Update Screen Message: "Working on updates 12%"

Hi, see mine at #137, and more - maybe #160 for example.. about download issues - if that's the stage you're at.
Cumulative Update KB3189866 Windows 10 build 14393.187 - Windows 10 Forums

Some elected to download the update and install manually.

Which update is it?

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I don't want to install them automatically. I would like to delete these downloaded update files as I like to install them manually and I haven't restarted my computer yet for installation. Some of these update installation were failed, so whether these failed update files are still in my computer?
Where are all these files stored( both failed and for update files)? In which folder exactly?

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hi there i am new to the forum so i hope i have posted correctly and in the right area, i am having trouble with my laptop everytime i shut down or boot up my laptop there are the same constant updates that windowns is wanting to perform but they fail every time .
Security update for windows 7 code (KB2758857)
Update for windows 7 (KB2726535)
Security updates for windows 7 (KB2790113)
Windows 7 service pack 1 (KB976932)
Also it came up with an update error code of 80244022
Scripted diagnostics native host has stopped working
please help me i am a wizz on the internet but sadly not when it comes to the technical side

Answer:windows service pack 1,security update for windows 7 fail updates

Try System Restore to before the problem began. This might force Updates to install correctly this time.

If not work through these steps:
Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Forums
System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

If these don't help check the System File integrity: SFC /SCANNOW Command

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Hi, When I try to install Windows updates, I get the following error: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" And It Keeps for about 15 minutes.I tried to Disable all the Services From Msconifg.exe but it didnt work for me.  Please Help.  Lenovo Ideapad Y500   

Answer:Ideapad Y500 Windows Update-failure configuring windows updates

hi HussinBhy,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
With Windows 8 there was a certain service that has to be disabled "Nalperion Service" then proceed with the updates manually by 4 or by 5 updates only
If Windows 7, You just have to make sure your Antivirus is not blocking anything by disabling them temporarily
    and most of all Try installing it by 4 or by 5 updates only,  as it may be overlapping some updates if you will install everything at same time.
Best Regards
Solid Cruver

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I've got a Windows 7 fresh installation, and the first thing I did was to try to update my windows. The problem is that windows keeps checking for updates without coming up with any results (and I did wait a lot).

I had to change my HDD, because the previous one failed altogether. I wouldn't see why there could be any compatibility issues. I have a HP Pavilion dv5-1141en and the hdd inside is a 500GB Seagate. The previous one was a 320GB WD.

I tried resetting my windows update components (, but it didn't work.

I really have no idea where to go from here. It's weird, given that the installation is new.

Appreciate any suggestions,

Thank you!

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When I check for updates, I get the following error:
Windows could not search for new updates
An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
Error(s) found:
Code 80073712  Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
I noticed this because the "New updates are available" always displays at the bottom task bar (by the clock) and shows the same two updates that have already been installed:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2676562)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2813170)
I've tried running the "sfc /scannow" in an elevated command prompt but get the following message & error:
Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.

Answer:Windows Update - Cannot Check for Updates

Sounds like you have some corrupt Windows update components. By chance have you tried a System Restore? This may not correct your issue if there are corrupt components, but may be worth trying. Also if you have a System Repair Disk or OEM Windows Installation DVD. Both of these will repair any corrupt files.
Here's info on both:

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP 1
ASUS laptop K52F
Windows update does not download anything. There are 20 important updates. I tried choosing just one of them, the screen displays 'Downloading updates...', but nothing is downloaded. I tried rebooting but this did not work. What could possibly be wrong? I have scanned my laptop with Avast, Malwarebytes, etc & nothing was found. I have had this type of problem before and rebooting solved the problem. Not this time. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows Update does not download any updates

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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I have disable the in the settings for hardware installations for driver installations as i like to update driver myself such as sound drivers,network and video drivers. Those are basically the 3 drivers that i update including security updates. By using wushowhide, i can see the drivers updates that have been block such as intel pci serial port root, watchtimer and lpc controller and etc. Does it improve performance or should i leave it alone? What does updating those driver do?

Answer:Windows Update Driver Updates

I can only speak for myself, others may have different views. I recently had a number of problems related to Windows 10 Updates [including drivers].

For the present my policy is to go directly to the relevant manufacturer for driver updates. A review over a number of forums, Intel in particular reveals Intel and Microsoft apparently unable to resolve problems caused by updates. I'll stick with Intel for the moment.

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I've installed the updates upon request. It's been two days now and the pop up keeps on coming saying the same two updates available. I checked the update history and the updates were all installed successfully. These updates are actually a few years old and it's odd how they just popped up. The updates were for MS Framerwork KB2600217 and KB2656351

Any suggestions on clearing this up?

Answer:Windows Update keeps on telling me I have new (same old) updates

From Microsoft, take a quick read it might be what you are looking for.
kb 2656351 repeatedly offered after successful install - Microsoft Answers

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I currently have Windows 7 Pro and have Office 07 installed but when I go to windows update, no updates are listed for office (belarc advisor says I need 12 updates). I was wondering why they don't show up there and if there was a way to make them show.


Answer:Office 07 updates in Windows Update?

Check that all options are checked on the update options screen

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I`m having the problem... Update just hangs... I thinks it`s the latest update for the update agent... As far as upgrading to Windows 10, just use the media creation tool... As long as your copy of 7 is legit, you can just upgrade, create an iso, or a usb install.

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keep getting thissame issue all the time.........

half off the updates always and i mean always fail and the other updates install fine.

keep getting 80072F78 error all the time.

if tryit everything.....

Nothing works unless i manuely update i dont want to manuel update everything.
I have this on both my laptop and my main rig.
this is really starting to piss me off.

running windows 7 sp1 x64 on both my systems.

edit: nvm fixed it by uninstalling nod32 5.0
went back to 4.2 for now.

Answer:windows update 14 updates 8 failed

You may not want to hear this, but the solution to your problem is to manual upadate and do a few at a tome.
Since the updates require a restart, when there are many conflict can and do occur.

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Hi. I'm new here and see a forum about windows updates not being installed. I have the same problem but that thread didn't help me at all to fix the problem.

I have tried to install Windows Installer but will get this message when I try to install it.. " Not enough storage is available to process this command."

I've tried these commands and the first one

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll says The module failed to load. Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files.

There are 3 that will not update and haven't for a week. Yes I've been trying and searching that long!!!
#1 Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
Error Code : 646

#2 Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB972581)
Error Code: 646


#3 Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB974234)
Error Code: 646

Any help will be appreciated and much thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Update will not install updates!


You mention:

" Not enough storage is available to process this command."

Have you actualy checked there is enough space on the drive, I am unsure how much space is needed, but this could be an issue.

Also make sure you dont have any external drives connected when running the update.

Does MS Update give you any KB numbers or error codes?


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I have recently been having problems with windows update and many other things. Basically it won't check for updates. When you click to check for updates, the bar starts but stays stuck searching. I then also notices microsoft security essentials does the same when u try and update. AVG free failed to install and I tried installing google chrome because I hate explorer and it also failed due to windows installer error. I tried manually installing service pack 2 from windows and it also failed. Nothing windows based will update.

I first noticed all this when I moved in with my girlfriend and started using her laptop. It is a decent laptop and the first thing I noticed it was a bit sluggish and I checked the CPU usage and one thing was hogging 70% all the time. It was windows error reporting or something similar which I disabled through systems, but nothing changed. Thats when I tried to update windows and it had 1 important update and 2 optional which I did. I remember one completed and 2 failed I think and after I restarted the computer the updater has not been working at all.

I got tune up utilities but it did not change anything after cleaning up various things. I also got rid one one malware thing from a free month trial with malwarebytes I think.

I have seen people talking about command prompts and cleaning registries but I cant get them to work properly.

I do not get errors report codes which is also a problem because its always frozen on checking for ... Read more

Answer:Windows update will not check for updates

From the MSE FAQ. I copied from my Help Section
When using Microsoft Security Essentials, you may receive a message that refers to virus and spyware definition updates in one of the following situations:
You receive a notification that you should check for new virus and spyware definition updatesWhen you try to check for updates, you receive an error message that the virus and spyware definition updates cannot be checked, downloaded, or installedFollow these simple steps to resolve this problem.
Step 1: Make sure you're connected to the Internet
Microsoft Security Essentials can't update its virus & spyware definitions if you aren't connected to the Internet.If you can't connect to the Internet, see I can't connect to the Internet issue (General topic).Restart your computer, and then try to install Microsoft Security Essentials again.Step 2: Make sure the date and time are set correctly on your computer
Open Microsoft Security Essentials.If the error message that you received contains the code 0x80072f8f, the problem is most likely caused by an incorrect date or time setting on your computer.Follow the steps in this online article to reset your computer's date or time setting. Step 3: Restart your computer if necessary
Open Microsoft Security Essentials.If the error message that you received contains codes 0x80240016 or 80070652, restart your computer.Step 4: Remove any existing Internet security programs
In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and t... Read more

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Hi everyone! I'm having a problem with Windows Update. It appears that 3 updates are downloading (KB3081424, KB3074678, KB3074686) but the bar doesn't pass from "Downloading updates 0%" . I think that the updates are very important and I can't download them.
Can anyone help me? Thanks

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I did a clean install of Windows Home Premium 64 bit,
I used Acer restore disks to factory recover system,
I cloned from original HDD, that was fully functional when removed.
None of the. will download updates.

SURT gives me error 87, not recognized.
SFC found no violations
I get no update errors codes

CBS log attached

Answer:Windows 7 update not finding updates

SFC log

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I need to format the HDD and re-install XP. But I don't want to have to download all the updates again. So how do I save the downloaded files before I format?Cheers

Answer:Where does Windows Update store the updates in XP?

you will need to redownload and reinstall all the updates again after a format and reinstall of xp unfortunatly.but fortunatly here is a very good guide from powerless on how to save them to disc to do just that click here

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Hi HP experts. Last night i made a clean install with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit with service pack 1 included - when that said i can only see one update in installed updates, and its kb 976902. And i also installed the nessecary drivers, and Trend Micro as my Internet Security - so far so good. For about 12 hours Windows Update has now been running without finding any updates at all, and it keeps running. I have tried in Windows firewall to make a firewall rule for C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe - because i read somewhere that it might be the firewall that blocked Update - and i have tried to run the windows update diagnostic tool, and it said it solved a couple of things and then i restarted the laptop but still no luck. I hope that one of you can help me on the way to a functioning Windows Update, so do any of you have a solution ? It would be very much appreciated. Also i have to say that i have a reserve laptop, where i for a long time ago also made a clean install with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, and on that one it takes a very long time to run update also, but a least it finds something. So perhaps i a doing something wrong on both laptops ?

Answer:Windows update cant find any updates

Hi: Install both of these patches,  restart the PC and see if that gets Windows update to work for you.

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DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth give me no errors, repaired with image_health tool of this forum. SFC /Scannow gives me unable to fix some of the corrupted files, here log.SFC Details.txt

Answer:I Can't Find Updates With Windows Update

RE : SFC /Scannow gives me unable to fix some of the corrupted files

Please run this image restorehealth command............................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

If it fails to finish and you get an error message " sources file could not be found ", then use this Tech Bench link below and download the ISO file. You need to do that because you need the Install.wim file which only Tech Bench will provide.

Once you have the iso downloaded, right click at the ISO > click Mount > leave it there.
Then open the same command prompt (Admin), and copy and paste this................

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:H:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess

Note : H is the drive where the iso is mounted. Change it if your driver letter is different.

When it is completed, you should get the report that the operation is successful.
Now run the sfc /scannow again. It should be ok this time.

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I see video drive updates for both Intels GPU and Nvidia in Windows updates listed. However, nothing in Lenovo updates at all for either subsystem. The current driver date is quite old as well posted at Lenovo downloads.  This is with Win 8.1 64bit Will they work? 

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

Answer:Z70-80 Drive Updates in Windows Update

hi tripplec,
The video drivers (Intel and Nvidia) should have no problem installing via Windows Update but I'm more concern about the switching function between the Intel and Nvidia as this unit automatically switch between the Intel GPU (for power saving) and Nvida GPU (for maximum performance).
If the drivers from Windows Updates are designed for units that uses switchable graphics / optimus technology then you shouldn't get any problems. Otherwise, you may need to rollback to the lenovo (customized) drivers for the functionality to work.

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On Windows 8.1 both through the start menu and through control panel, selecting Windows Update just clocks and doesn't open. No errors appear.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:23-12-2015
Ran by Matthew (administrator) on MATTSCOMPUTER (01-01-2016 10:32:25)
Running from G:\
Loaded Profiles: Matthew (Available Profiles: Matthew)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(ASUSTek Computer Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS InstantOn\InsOnSrv.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\WebStorage Sync Agent\\AsusWSWinService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Fitbit, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Fitbit Connect\FitbitConnectService.exe
(Realsil Microelectronics Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Compone... Read more

Answer:Windows Update just spins, no updates appear

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.


CMD: netsh winsock reset

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [ SkyDrive1] -> {F241C880-6982-4CE5-8CF7-7085BA96DA5A} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [ SkyDrive2] -> {A0396A93-DC06-4AEF-BEE9-95FFCCAEF20E} => No File
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Winsock: Catalog9-x64 01 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pesavu64.dll No File
Winsock: Catalog9-x64 02 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pesavu64.dll No File
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Winsock: Catalog9-x64 04 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pesavu64.dll No File
Winsock: Catalog9-x64 15 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pesavu64.dll No File
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Hey, was wonderin if anyone can give me a hand regarding this problem.

I try to go to windows update and get the newest updates, they will download but not install.
these are the following updates that did not install

Security Update for Windows XP (KB2544893)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2535512)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2536276)
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2476490)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2503665)
Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2544521)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2530548)
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2478658)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2011 (KB890830)

Microsoft Office 2007
Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2539530)
Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2541012)

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538242)

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)

i tried going to>
and seeing if that helps but it didn't.

I looked at the other threads which suggested
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Answer:Windows update will not install updates for XP

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In amongst today's round of updates was KB3075853

The details of what these updates do is never specified.

Specifically, I would like to know whether these are a 'back-door' for future W10 compatibility checks and upgrades. I haven't installed this update, and unless I can be 100% certain it isn't W10 related then I shall keep it hidden.

Answer:What exactly are 'Windows Update Client' Updates for ?

The windows update client is the actual windows update program itself.

Every so often Microsoft will issue an update to the update system based on the feedback and telemetry they receive from users who have update failures, or to patch possible vunrabilities.

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My computer hasn't installed an update since November. I keep running Windows Update and it says I'm up to date. What would prevent it from finding available updates? (Windows 7 Pro, SP1)


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Hello Everyone:
I am unable to receive Windows updates. Even manual updates won't work. This seems to have started when I upgrade my Hard Drive to a Momentus xt 750GB (Hybrid Drive)

I combed the network and try all solution suggested. I reverted to drive images made at various time. No luck.

The first message when I click is Windows Update Checjk for update for your computer. Then Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer,

It doesn't appear to be a virus: Fresh installs won't clear the and my Norton has always been up to date. I even run Windows Malicious detector. Zero issues.

What I come to think of is a compatibility issue: 512b then, 4kb now? I know there has been a patch and I use routinely external HD of High capacity.

I would appreciate some help if you can. Again, I don't think it is a virus.

Windows 7 Ultimate
Sony Vaio VGN Z890F with 6 GB

Many thanks.

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

Is your Windows Update service in fact running?

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On October 25, 2013, I'm seeing Microsoft uninstalling a ton of updates from my computer as evident in the event viewer.
Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2876315 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2870699 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2862772 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859903 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859537 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2850851 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2846071 can be changed to the Absent state.
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I noticed last night that Windows Update had 55 updates to download.  Upon further inspection, it said updates were last downloaded sometime in November.
I have run the Windows Update Troubleshooting; it resolved some items, but not others (forgot to take a screenshot).  Now Windows Update says I have never even checked for updates.
Following the advice on other threads, I selected only 2 of the updates, then let it run overnight.  I woke up this morning to ZERO percent complete.  Ugh.
I'm able to view pages on Internet Explorer and Chrome without issue, and MalwareBytes was able to update just fine.  What next?

Answer:Windows Update not downloading updates

Download the Windows Update Readiness Tool and run it.

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I've been dealing with this for about two weeks. There was another thread on here dealing with the same topic ( I tried everything that was suggested in there, but none of it worked.

I'm running: Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit, Service Pack 1, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i3 2.30 GHz.

This computer is about two months old. I'm at my wits end.

Answer:Windows Update - Updates Will Not Install

This link will take you to a article posted in the Answers.Microsoft which may be of help.

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I am having a problem with windows update. It will not search for any updates, whenever I try to get it to search for updates it finds an error code 80070422. I have tried microsoft fixit tool and the report says Repair default Windows Update locations Not Run. I am thinking maybe resetting windows update locations could help, but I don't know how to do that manually. I have also tried restarting services required by windows update, which did nothing. I also scanned for viruses. Any help would be appreciated.

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When Windows 8.1 pro starts up a message saying Windows Update. Important updates are available Go to PC, it stays very briefly.

Checking Windows updates it says no updates so I checked for updates and it found none, I have Windows update to Install update automatically.

Has any one else had this message or know what the cause is?


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Hi All,

OS is xp media center edition. I Have my windows update set to let me know when there are new updates to download. Now i do get updates that relate to ms office and outlook, but any updates that are windows related I do not receive.

I have been manually updating these for well over a year now. I would really like to find out and fix why win update doesn't find these critical updates automatically.

When sp3 came out I had a heck of a time getting it to work with this desktop and it is possible it had something to do with this problem.

Any ideas?

Thank you

Answer:Solved: Windows Update says I Have No New Updates...

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Help I'm having the same problem.

When I try to update my computer (Windows 7 64bit) I get an error message stating "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."

And when I checked out the services the Windows Update service is COMPLETELY GONE! What do I do?

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

Hello Menanayo,

You could use the tutorial below to restore the Windows Update service. In addition, make sure that you have the Background Intelligent Transfer Service as well.Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7
Afterwards, see if you are able to run Windows Update. If not, then use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to reset and re-register Windows Update to see if you may be able to afterwards.Windows Update - Reset
Hope this helps,

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My Windows suddenlly stopped checking for windows update. when i try to check for update its shows error : "WindowsUpdate_803D000A"+"WindowsUpdate_dt000" this error. please help me. iam running Windows 7 Ultimate.

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moving from Vista/Win7 forum

Vista machine cant perform win updates - no service
My stepson has been using bittorrent :/ - I think hes gotten some infection. Can't start the windows update service. There is not even a service called Windows Update defined.

I tried the wuagent download and force, nothing.

I ran malwarebytes and it did not find anything. Can't run defender because it wont download the updates.

I tried starting the service as it appears on another vista machine (system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs) but that does not do anything.

See image at for screen shot (can't reupload)

Or at

Answer:No Windows update service - can't DL updates


Am I looking at reinstall?

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I have had several problems with my laptop since I bought it. The first one had continual blue screens and other issues and was replaced within a few weeks. The second had the same problems but by that point I had moved abroad to study and work and needed it to write documents for work and write my dissertation so there was no way I could send it away for weeks to get replaced again.

I have learned to live with the blue screens as I don't know how to fix it but so far hasn't lost me any data (the ones I most often get are BAD_POOL_CALLER and sometimes PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and maybe others but I don't always notice before it disappears). Several months ago, though, my updates started failing. First it was a few at a time, then most of them but the occassional one would work, and now for the last few weeks (if not months) every single one has been failing. I used to try searching for the error codes but there were so many and I never got any straight answers on what to actually do so I'm hoping one of you kind souls can help me!

Many thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Update - all updates failing

If it's still under warranty I'd sure try to get this resolved by using the warranty. Here's some of the information I found by searching for your error messages.




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Compatibility for IE 8

Answer:Win 7: 2 updates for 7100 RC on Windows Update

Well... IE8 was here before build 7100. I think it could be forgiveable...

Thanks for the news.

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I don't know what's happenening. But this last Windows Update notification (10 September week) is not showing any updates for me. 6 updates but what updates??

Check it:

What's wrong?

Answer:Windows Update not showing any updates

Hi try clicking " Restore hidden updates" which can be seen in your screenshots.
If that does not work follow this : Windows Update - Reset
If your problem still occurs Try pressing "change settings" under windows update change it to never check for updates, then press ok. Next change it back to recommended settings, always check.... and so on, then press ok.
Please provide feedback, with how this goes.

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Windows Update has become erratic, currently gets stuck in the "looking for updates" phase. I have followed the instructions on this forum titled "Windows Update Posting Instructions." Ran the SURT with no issues reported. The SFC scan came back clean as well. There are no error codes like the example shown, on the WU screen, but at one point there was a pop-up box (I believe in conjunction with Windows Update Standalone Installer) with error 0x8024001e which may or may not now be resolved. The MS Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool has not helped. Also along the way I was advised to install Hotfix for Windows KB947821, which I did. Compressed CBS file will not upload to this post because it is too large (about 6MB).

All this is way above my pay grade as a non-tech user, but I think I have followed the instructions correctly. Any wisdom greatly appreciated!

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just performed a fresh reinstall on toshiba satellite c665 with windows7, all seemed smooth, however it will not even check for updates.. I go to windows update and it says "windows update cannot check for updates because service is not running, you may need to restart your computer".. So I made sure all update services / module were started, and even tried the "fix it update program" still same error.. Any suggestions?? This never happened to me before.. I'm stuck.. Thanks in advance!!!

Answer:Solved: will not update windows updates :(

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Been 2 days already looking for a solution...

I formatted my PC (Win 7 64bit) and I havent installed anything on it yet because I wanted to fully updated it so I could get Win 10. Sadly it is now working out for me.... Windows Update at first finds 20 updates (installs the drivers and stuff), After installing those, it finds one update (Service Pack 1)... aaand after that update it seems that the Windows update stays in " Checking for updates" forever...

Im not a tech savvy but I find something suspicious in my Windowsupdate log

2015-09-08 16:53:16:295 1000 c10 PT +++++++++++ PT: Synchronizing extended update info +++++++++++
2015-09-08 16:53:16:295 1000 c10 PT + ServiceId = {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}, Server URL =
2015-09-08 16:53:21:458 1000 c10 DtaStor WARNING: Attempted to add URL for file u8Kp4P7xdED4sltaV4+272M33iY= when file has not been previously added to the datastore
2015-09-08 16:53:21:458 1000 c10 DtaStor WARNING: Attempted to add URL for file jvkHn36CSN+IbHLbLCKNgEt3oZg= when file has not been previously added to the datastore
2015-09-08 16:53:21:458 1000 c10 DtaStor WARNING: Attempted to add URL for file CMi3HJYd/r79uVmt69BLEghX0dM= when file has not been previously added to the datastore
2015-09-08 16:53:2... Read more

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Hi forum. I'm hoping somebody can help with my pc issues. I have a toshiba sattelite running Windows 7 sp1 64 bit. For the last couple of weeks Ive had issues with updates not installing and now installing successfully but then installing again. One of the updates is IE 11 which fails to load but I have anyway running. I have tried lots of stuff like Fix it and microsofts hotfix and the latest thing was the repair thing from all to no avail. My system appears clean as I have done lots of scans with all the recommended stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Jay

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I do not want to install update KB971033 right now. I'm seeing posts where people are having problems after installing this new WGA update.

I'm also hearing that you will need to validate every 3 months once this update is installed. I don't know if this is true or not but I want to hold off for awhile and see what happens before installing it.

So, my question is, how do I tell Windows Automatic Updates not to offer me an update I've refused as I could do with XP.

Answer:How to tell Windows Update not to show me updates

if you don't want to install update, you can reject that update versions.

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Hi Ive been having this problem for a while with windows update ever since i did the 8.1 update. It no longer installs the updates, it appears to download them and then gets stuck at this screen.

Does anyone know how to solve this so updates will install?

Answer:Windows Update Does Install Updates

It might be a bit tedious but try installing them one by one and see where it get's stuck. Jump over it and try that same one later.

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I run the Windows Update troubleshooter and it output the following:

What should I do to fix this issue?

Answer:Windows Update Never Stops Looking for Updates

Here ya go.

Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

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I just installed Win7 on my Asus K95VJ laptop and Windows Update is not working. I tried the troubleshooting from Microsoft "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates but without any luck.
If I select from that webpage to automatically fix my problem, I get the results from my Untitled2.jpg printscreen.
When I go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, the 3 services that are required for Windows Update to work appear with status Started, but not Running. See my Untitled.jpg printscreen. I tried restarting them without any luck.
I don't know what to do anymore and I don't understand why it's not working... please help me out.

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates...

Well, this is awkward, but I fixed it I found the solution somewhere else. I had to go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs and delete edb.log (it's a .txt file), then restart the computer. For I don't know what stupid reason, that edb file was corrupt and prevent Windows Update from running. Deleting it made Windows replace it with a brand new one and fixed my problem.

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