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i have a machine that is running Vista home and refuses to run windows update. is there a service that i should check thats running?  i dont get it. it just wont allow it to run.
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I have not used Vista much but for sure there will be service like 'Automatic Updates' or 'Windows Update' which should be in started state.

I request you to check the Log c:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log where all the errors will be logged in. If you do not get anything from it, attach the same here so Experts can review it and advise.

Also if you want to give one stop the Above mentioned service. Then delete containts of C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download and then start the service again.

There is one Diagnose tool available on below link for Vista. You can try this one as well.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-problems-with-installing-updates
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