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  1. #1
    Rrahl Guest

    Default Windows Update wont start

    Every time I click on "check for updates" it does not start at all.
    It says "windows cannot currently check for updates because the
    service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    I restart my computer and same thing happens again and again.
    I have a windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP 2.

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  3. #2
    Ǝиçεl Guest

    Default RE: Windows Update wont start

    Hello Rrahl,

    Start button > select RUN> type in SERVICES.MSC

    The following services are needed by the processes at Windows Update. In
    services management console ( services.msc) they must NOT be *Disabled* in
    the Startup type.
    They need to show a startup type of Manual or Automatic.
    Here are the services & their Startup types:

    Background Intelligent Transfer Service(BITS) Manual
    Cryptographic Services Automatic
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Automatic
    System Restore Service Automatic

    Other suggestion: In Internet Explorer browser > main menu /Tools/Internet
    Options >

    Security Tab/ click on green icon Trusted Sites/click Sites button.

    Click "Require server verification (https for all sites in this zone" to
    *clear* the selection.

    In the "Add this Web site to the zone:" field, add these entries to list of
    "Trusted Sites" type

    http://download.windowsupdate.com (click Add)

    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    http://update.microsoft.com

    Click OK. Apply changes.

    Also, be sure you are logged in with administrator rights when you go to
    Windows Update.
    -=-

    If still no joy... see and follow carefully:

    Download, install, update and run: SAS and MBAM

    SUPERAntiSpyware (freeware) and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (freeware).

    It seems possible that your Windows installation has been deliberately
    damaged by a trojan (Vundo, along any uninvited guests. (SDBot and ZLOB, all
    protected by a rootkit.)) so as to prevent you updating your system or
    removing the trojan.

    Your first priority must be to cleanse your PC of all malware.


    There is a free version (on demand scanning only)
    <http://www.superantispyware.com/>
    Reboot
    -=-

    Try running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware... download, update, and perform a
    full system scan:
    <http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php>
    Reboot
    -=-

    Good luck


    Let us know what hªppens.


    Ǝиçεl
    -=-



    "Rrahl" wrote:

    > Every time I click on "check for updates" it does not start at all.
    > It says "windows cannot currently check for updates because the
    > service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    > I restart my computer and same thing happens again and again.
    > I have a windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP 2.


  4. #3
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Windows Update wont start

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed SP2?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Rrahl wrote:
    > Every time I click on "check for updates" it does not start at all.
    > It says "windows cannot currently check for updates because the
    > service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
    > I restart my computer and same thing happens again and again.
    > I have a windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP 2.



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