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Windows Update Broken?

guymalloc

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Hello everyone, after months of bliss with a perfectly functioning SP1, for some reason Windows Update has failed to connect for the last 3 days. I've ran the troubleshooters, even the fixit tools on microsofts support pages, and today (wednesday), I did a system image restore back to September 21st's image, to no avail. Anyone have a clue what could be causing the problem? My internet is functioning perfectly, can update all my software, just not windows.
 

GreyFox7

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In had a similar experience on my Win7 system one day even reset Windows Update which clears the list of installed updates and removes the files to no avail. I went to work on it again the next day and it just worked without me doing anything more. I think it was a windows update issue meaning the service. probably an issue with one server in a farm and sometimes load balancers can keep connecting you to the same server.
 
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guymalloc

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I ran all the fix-it tools, troubleshooters, still same problem. However, tonight it spontaneously updated windows defender, and now it says 'no updates available' when I go to windows update, metro and control panel. Maybe it will resolve itself eventually......
 
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guymalloc

guymalloc

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Just to let everyone know, my windows update problem has been resolved. After no help from Microsoft's online info, I stumbled upon 3 batch files, in a windows 7 forum, that a user created to resolve a windows update problem. They worked beautifully on my SP1, fixed the problem in less than 2 minutes. I now get updates automatically again. Happy Day!!!!
 

GreyFox7

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Glad it worked for someone... I tried those before and it didn't help... at least not that I could tell... but it might have because a day later the problem went away. I did so many things and rebooted so many times I can't say for sure what worked and what didn't. well nothing worked then nothing fixed it :)
 

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