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cosrocket    3

I have a 4 year old Dell desktop PC that I had upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and it’s been running fine. I want to give it away, so I downloaded the ISO file from Microsoft’s site, reformatted the drive and installed a clean version of Windows 10. The problem I’m having is that it won’t do any Windows updates. I get a message that says “we couldn’t connect to the update service, try again later”, I thought maybe the update service was down but I tried last night and now this morning and I’m still getting the same message.

 

ive reformatted the drive 3 times and still get this message. I also definitely have an internet connection so I don’t know what’s going on. Also Windows Update service is enabled in services.msc. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? Thanks.

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cork1958    1,543

The few comments there are at that link you posted, neoraptor, are good. One person calling it a God send that it doesn't work, one person saying "unfortunately, his is still connecting.

 

FWIW, my checking for updates just worked fine.

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Cnónna    667

I had this problem on 2 laptops but my desktop was fine. tried everything I could think off and then some.  desktop showed the same problem for a min or so but then updates and store started to work again, I thought it was my account login or something even swapped out my router. wiped my notebook and fresh installed windows 5+times as well😱

 

last resort I changed the DNS to google in the properties on my network adapter and everything started working, windows updates and store updates.

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+warwagon    12,616
On 1/30/2019 at 7:22 AM, cosrocket said:

I have a 4 year old Dell desktop PC that I had upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and it’s been running fine. I want to give it away, so I downloaded the ISO file from Microsoft’s site, reformatted the drive and installed a clean version of Windows 10. The problem I’m having is that it won’t do any Windows updates. I get a message that says “we couldn’t connect to the update service, try again later”, I thought maybe the update service was down but I tried last night and now this morning and I’m still getting the same message.

 

ive reformatted the drive 3 times and still get this message. I also definitely have an internet connection so I don’t know what’s going on. Also Windows Update service is enabled in services.msc. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? Thanks.

Date and time correct?

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Marujan    67

download offline updates,install,update,reboot.check for update...

 

 

if still failed....bad ISO

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