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"Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running you may need to restart your computer"
Posted by Russ Richards, Last modified by Russ Richards on 15 September 2016 09:48 AM

It can be caused by corrupted data for Windows update. If this is your case fix could be easy.

  • go to services and stop Windows update service. ( Click Start, Type in services and locate windows update. Right click and stop the service.)
  • locate C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ folder and delete all its content.
  • start Windows update service.
  • check for updates.
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