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Windows Update won't run

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by n3ntj, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. n3ntj

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    WIN 7 Pro (SP1) 32 bit on a Fujitsu T4410 laptop convertible.

    I ran a ghost of my old HDD a few weeks ago and have a larger HDD now running. The new HDD is a Western Digital Blue WD3200BBVT (320 GB) SATA 300.

    When I try to run Windows Update, it says that the service isn't running. I go into the Services window and stop and restart the Windows Update Service. It says it is set to Automatically run and it has started.

    I ran a Microsoft FixIt to fix Windows Update. Ran and it found issues with Update, it says it fixed them, I rebooted, but still no go. I get the same error as above 'the update service isn't running' even though all Services indicators tell me that it is running.

    I renamed the Software Distrubution folder with the ".old" suffix to no avail after trying Windows Update again.

    I ran a Windows Update re-install (including aggressive methods) to no avail after trying Windows Update again.

    Anyone have any more suggestions? Getting frustrated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TekTime

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    Was your old drive smaller than 250GB?

    If so... chances are the problem could be driver-related. Perhaps Windows continued to use the storage driver for the older, <250GB drive, when a different driver, made to accommodate larger drives may be required.

    Check to see if there are drivers available for the new device that maybe didn't install.

    I hope that helps!
     
  3. n3ntj

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    Yes the original HDD was a 160GB drive and wasn't a WD brand drive. I think it was a Seagate drive. Can I update the HDD driver using Device Manager? It really all started when I hot a message yesterday saying my Win7 install wasn't valid and it wanted to run a MS program to verify the authenticity. My WIN7 Pro install us an OEM version of WIN 7 Pro.
     
  4. TekTime

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    Hmmmm...first you would most likely need to validate your installation before Windows Update will be allowed to run. Run the authenticity checker and then update the driver.

    Yes, you should be able to update it from Device Manager, as long as you know the location of the newer driver. The "search online for driver..." never seems to work for some reason.
     
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    When I run the Windows Activation technologies program, I keep getting error: "Update Installation Information: Error 0xC8000247" when it tries installing. This is what started before the I noticed the Windows Update not working.

    I can't run the Activation and I can't run Windows Update. Don't know what to do next.

    Can I simply run an uninstall driver for the HDD in Device Manager and Win7 will look for the proper driver or will this screw with my WIN install?

    Other than this issue, the WIN7 install works fine. The original WIN7 Pro product ID code is still posted under System and it says that WIN7 Pro is activated.

    I did find that I had made a WIN7 Pro install DVD if that helps at all.
     
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