Windows Update cannot currently check for updates

If you encountered this error message,

“Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.”
And you confirmed that the Windows Update service is already started. Try this,

1. Runas Administrator, open the Command Prompt window, and run the following commands:

NET Start BFE
NET START BITS
NET START WUAUSERV
NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER

2. Open Windows Update

a. Click “Change Settings”
b. Select “Never check for updates (not recommended)”
c. Click OK
d. exit Windows Update

3. Now open Windows update again
a. Click “Change Settings”
b. Select “Install updates automatically (recommended)”
c. Click OK
d. exit Windows Update

4. Open Windows Update, and do a manual Check for Updates.

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One Response to “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates”

  1. Hello there Says:

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