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Old 10-01-2008
mukm
 

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Windows can't check for updates
Ever since, I don' know when, Windows updates never worked. Windows Updates
is in my tray so i double click. It says it can't check for updates with a
button saying 'Check for updates'. I click, wait for the bar to fill, then
nothing happens

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Old 10-01-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Windows can't check for updates
Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
posting to this newsgroup, please.

Tip: Temporarily disable real-time protection by your anti-virus and/or
anti-spyware applications (e.g., CounterSpy, Spysweeper, Spybot Tea Timer,
AVG Anti-Spyware) and/or any third-party firewall (e.g., ZA) before
attempting to install the update(s). If you disable the third-party
firewall, make certain that you enable the Windows Firewall!

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How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server
Update Services installation issues:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section of
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527

2. You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

3a. Check your WindowsUpdate.log (%windir%\WindowsUpdate.log) for errors
associated with the download/install.

How to read the WindowsUpdate.log file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blog...showentry=1122
and/or go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support
link in left pane > Solve problems on your own.

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport
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mukm wrote:
> Ever since, I don' know when, Windows updates never worked. Windows
> Updates
> is in my tray so i double click. It says it can't check for updates with a
> button saying 'Check for updates'. I click, wait for the bar to fill, then
> nothing happens


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