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Cannot get Windows Update in Windows 7 to run.

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cosrocket    3

I setup a new PC running Windows 7 Pro. Everything was running fine, but when I attempted to run Windows Update there was a red X and said Windows could not be updated. I ran the Fixit from Microsoft and it solved the issue and I was able to update Windows. Fast forward a month and again I went into Windows Update and that Red X was back. This time when I clicked on update there was a message that Windows could not be updated because the Windows service was disabled and that I should restart. I restarted and that didn't fix it, so I went to services.msc and to Windows Update and it was stopped. So I enabled it, restarted and still could not update and got the same Windows service is disabled message. I went back to look and the windows update service was enabled. I ran the Fixit again and it said the issues were fixed so I restarted and STILL cannot update.. So what is the next step? Could a program break Windows update? I'm at a loss.

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+warwagon    10,285

have you tried flushing the c:\windows\softwaredistribution folder?

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