It worked like a dream. Hi Amir, thank you dear, it is work now and windows update feature is downloading update!! Search for Windows Update service, then right click on it and select Stop. Try to do your windows update and wait…. Of course, restarting did not help. I keep getting a popup saying the service isn't running, but the service window says it is.
After I deleted Intel Storage Manager, my Windows Update started working again offering me 130 new updates. Once I disabled Microsoft Update, Windows Update worked. Once I disabled Microsoft Update, Windows Update worked. . As a responsible Microsoft Windows user, you go to Windows Update to check for the latest important updates.
Destroying the SoftwareDistribution folder, except when expressly warranted due to error conditions for which destruction of the SoftwareDistribution folder is the only solution, destroys the entire Windows Update History for that client system. Then go back to Services and restart the Windows Update service which will recreate all of those folders again. Any additional assistance would be greatly appreciated. Further steps continue to troubleshoot the issue if the Windows Update troubleshooter program doesn't fix it. I first came here, because I had trouble installing QuickBooks, and it said to run Windows Updates. Sometimes an update gets corrupted and then Windows gets confused and thinks the service is no longer running. Step 3: Start Windows Update service.
It is a 64 bit machine. I then clicked 'Check for updates' and Hey Presto! I get the service is not installed error. If you have tried updating the Rapid Storage Technology driver and fixed the internet connection but still issue didn't resolve - You can try this steps. Log If You Rename Or Delete That File As Your Solution Ultimately Does Then Reboot The Pc, Auto Updates Will Resume. Found this fix from Richard Lloyd: I just installed a new hard drive, cloned from my old one. I tried this 2 times and it failed.
I am still having issues with the QuickBooks installation, but you fixed this part of the problem for me, and I wanted to commend you for that! Please let us know if this works. Then I double clicked the windows update. Many Windows users are experiencing this error as you do. Don't worry I'll try to help you out. I was sceptical of the advice you gave so saved a copy of the files deleted, but suffice to say it works perfectly — now downloading all updates. I guess that's the only workaround till Microsoft fixes the mess they have with Microsoft Update. Otherwise continue to Solution 2.
If the files are in use, and you are unable to delete some files, restart your device. If you receive an error message that some of the files are in use, check to be sure the Windows Update service step 2. If The File Does Not Exist Deleted Or Renamed It Is Recreated And It Is Assumed That Updates Have Never Been Run. I've had update issues for six months and the only solutions I found before this involved changing Registry among other steps. Press Ctrl+A to Select All and then Delete. You may need to restart your computer. You can go through a long list of Command Line prompts, or you can run an automatic Microsoft Fix It found here: Note: this link also includes the aforementioned lengthy manual Command Line method, if you prefer.
Paul, I came home after 2 months of travel and when I turned on my both my laptop and my desktop which I had not used for the 2 months , this problem of not being able to update Windows arose. That allowed the Windows update utility to work just fine… and probably should be the first step everyone tries. In any event, I often use the Windows Update Catalog to download patches manually. If the solution provided worked for you, please mark accepted solution for this post. Someone should please help out. Your tip helped to clear the error! I have cloned my old Computer Hard Drive to replace my old computer.
A lot of us had issues today, whereas it worked yesterday. In some cases, it may take as long as 24 hours, so please be patient. Hopefully that will do the trick. Clicked not check for updates not recommended and instantly was able to check for updates. Following are few things you can try to fix your Windows Update issue. With the power off, disconnect the power cord from the back of the computer. Before we remove the folder, please stop the Windows Update service on your Windows: 1 On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.