How to fix “Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running” error in Windows 7

Today, when i’ll update the new company laptop, i found an error like picture below. If you receive the following error when you try to check for updates on Windows 7 “Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running” then follow the steps in this guide to easily fix Windows Updates Error.

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How resolve “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates – Service not running” error:

Step 1: Stop Windows Update Service.

Open Windows Services control panel: To do that:
Press “Windows” + “R” keys.
In the Search box, type: services.msc & click OK.
(Accept any UAC prompt that appears).

In Services control panel (at the right pane) find the Windows Update Service.
Right-click on Windows Update service and select “Stop”.

Step 2: Delete SoftwareDistribution folder.

Open Windows Explorer and navigate to: C:\Windows\ folder.
Find and Delete (or Rename) the “SoftwareDistribution” folder.

Step 3: Start Windows Update Service.

Now go back to Windows Services control panel:
Right-click on Windows Update service and select “Start”.
Finally, check for Updates again.

 

Self experience and repost from here.

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