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    "Error: Service is not running." while installing updates on Windows Vista.

    Am unable to install any of the update on my Windows Vista machine, the problem is that am getting an error message saying that "Error: Service is not running." I have rebooted the machine and tried again but no success. So please provide a fix for this error and let me install updates on my machine.



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: "Error: Service is not running." while installing updates on Windows Vista.

    The most probable issue related to the issue is the corrupt Windows Updater.For a fix do this.Click Start, type in the search box cmd and press enter.Right click on CMD, Select Run as Administrator, and proceed.Type sfc /scannow and enter, Let the utility scan the system files , find the ones with problem and fix them.Now run the Updation. If the problem persists, Try this , log into www.microsoft.com/fixit/, and run the FixIt utility, the software will try several methods to fix system related issues.This should solve the problem.

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    Re: "Error: Service is not running." while installing updates on Windows Vista.

    Hello...

    Reply : Error: Service is not running." while installing updates on Windows Vista.

    Step : 1. Click on start Button.
    Step : 2. Type CMD in search box. and Right click on CMD and Click on Run as Admininstrator
    Step : 3. Then Choose the User Access Control window click on the Yes button .
    Step : 4. Command Prompt opens up to C:\Windows\System32>

    Step : 5. Input the commands one at a time and press ENTER after each command
    Net stop wuauserv press Enter
    cd %systemroot% press Enter
    Ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old press
    Enter
    Net start wuauserv press
    Enter

    Step : 6. Try to run Windows Update again

    I hope this helps...

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    Re: "Error: Service is not running." while installing updates on Windows Vista.

    Hi, Dear friend

    To resolve the above issue follow the below guide lines

    First of all press windows key+R and type services.msc and click OK

    and now find windows update option from the list

    and then double click on it ....and now select the Start up Type as AUTOMATIC

    and then click the OK button

    after that Restart the PC .. ...... and now it will be solved

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Abdul Rafey Array
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    Re: "Error: Service is not running." while installing updates on Windows Vista.

    Hi friend,
    I think that might be your updates are corrupt .
    So check the updates before install ing.
    If not help then try this.
    Click on Start and then click on Run..
    Now type services.msc
    From the list select Windows Update.
    Double click onit and select Start up Type as
    Automatic.
    Then click on ok .
    And restart your pc .
    Now install it.
    All the Best! ! !

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