RE: Vista SP1 - Windows Can't Check for Updates - at my wits end
Yes, I've had the same problem, but only for the past few days. The icon in
the tray says "Window's can't check for updates" but when I double click it,
it brings up the Windows Update window and that tells me that the most recent
check WAS today at 8:50am. So I don't know if that message in the tray is
even accurate or not. There is no error code or anything like a lot of people
I also started getting another error message at the same time a few days
ago. I only get it when I restart the system. It says "Configfree has stopped
working". I don't know if that's related in any way, but like I said, it
started happening at the exact same time that the windows update message
started popping up.
> My Vista SP1 machine has been displaying a message that reads "Windows can't
> check for Updates" in the system tray for more than month. When I check for
> installed updates, I see this problem has existed since July 9, 2008 yet it
> appears at least the security updates have been downloading and installing
> (set for daily WU and install at 3:00 a.m.) but some other updates simply
> fail. I've worked with two levels of Microsoft support folks and have
> followed their suggestions wth no success. Now they want me to uninstall SP1
> and tell me I may have to change my BIOS. This is beyond my skill level and
> I'm hoping there's a simpler way.
> Has anyone had this same problem? How did you resolve it?