Windows update Error? Anyone know how to fix?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Kunfuninja12, May 17, 2016.

  1. Kunfuninja12

    Kunfuninja12 MDL Novice

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    Problem : I hit "Check for Updates" and it says "We Couldn't connect to the updater service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it doesn't work, make sure you are connected to the internet and I'm online hardwired cable into my netgear router.
    I've looked all over youtube and i never found it.
    It's been doing this for about 2 weeks i have no idea how to fix it ;c
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Youtube is nowadays the first place you look when having win troubles? ;):D

    I know this is a harsh solution but try this:

    Stop the windows update service in services.msc
    Delete the "softwaredistribution" folder in c:\windows\
    Start the windows update service
    The folder will be created automaticly
    Search for updates again
     
  3. Kunfuninja12

    Kunfuninja12 MDL Novice

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    I did that already
     
  4. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    You may want to try WSUS Offline Update v10.6.2. This program will download and install all the updates. We don't need to use Windows Update.

    I did use this program instead of Windows Update.
     
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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It can be one solution but it doesn't solve the problem itself atm, maybe after installing an update seperatly (downloaded by any means) the original problem will be solved.
     
  6. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    This is correct in my case. I had problems of updates with 3 machines running Windows 7 and different versions of Office (2007, 2010, 2013).
     
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  7. amoutie

    amoutie MDL Novice

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    I got the same problem a few days ago. I was reinstalling Windows on a newly built PC, and I wasn't installing correctly the GPT partition. Once I formatted the HD in GPT and Windows 10 on it, everything went smoothly. You should check the Windows Update Throubleshoulder and see what kind of errors it says. Also check your time settings in the BIOS and Windows.
     
  8. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Disable your anti virus and try again, reset your router and modem (usually just disconnect power for a few seconds) or run WSUS Offline Update. My current copy of WSUS is a couple of months old, but once a set of updates were installed, my WU problems went way. No idea why, but I'm sticking with offline updates. Windows 7 built-in updater is just too wonky to keep trying to use.
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #10 LatinMcG, May 18, 2016
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    1: modem DNS issue or windows host file.
    2: malware or telemetry disabled in pc.
    3: windows update agent and kb3153199(oops for win 7?) need installed.
     
  10. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    And for actually troubleshooting the issue you would run "Get-WindowsUpdateLog" on PowerShell and inspect the log file for error messages or error codes.
     
  11. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    It looks like a firewall is blocking updates...
    Try resetting the Netgear, restart the pc and try it again...
    If it still doesn't work, make sure port 443 isn't blocked...
     
  12. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    deleted all my group policy settings and firewall configuration without prompting. pls help me restore.

    1/10, would not run again.

    /s
     
  13. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    You always run apps from direct download links :confused:
     
  14. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    #16 endbase, May 19, 2016
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    100 MDL Expert

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    Of course I only emulated the batch file it in my head instead of actually running it, but I know plenty of people aren't able (or smart enough) to do so.

    What I was saying in a sarcastic way is that it's really a crappy idea of a fix nobody should actually try to run. You just missed the sarcasm indicator.
     
  16. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Yup. That would be the '/s' at the bottom. :)

    Another way to say it would be:

    "I ran that script and I had no problems at all"

    /ID10T!

    :D
     
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  17. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Naw Just too Lazy to post the :D
     
  18. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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