windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. you may need to restart your computer.

Posted on 2014-07-14
Last Modified: 2014-07-14
Hi Team,

I have Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit Server. When i am trying to install windows patches getting below error and windows update service is in started state only.

"windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. you may need to restart your computer."

When i am trying to install patches manually getting error as" Installer encountered an error : 0Xc80003f3"

Even after restarting the server also same error coming. Please help me to fix the above issue.
Question by:MSSG_RRD
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    Accepted Solution

    Save the below content as a .bat file and run as admnistrator:

    regsvr32 MSXML3.dll /s
    net stop wuauserv
    cd /d %windir%\SoftwareDistribution
    rd /s /q DataStore
    net start wuauserv
    regsvr32 softpub.dll
    regsvr32 mssip32.dll
    regsvr32 initpki.dll

    Open in new window

     services.msc and
    stop windows update and
    Go to windows explorer and find SoftwareDistribution - r ename it as SoftwareDistribution.old
     services.msc and
    start windows update

    Let me know if that works.

    Also check out the previously answered question below.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks it's works for me

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