Windows 7 updates

  Old_Nick 17:50 22 Sep 2011

hi, I've recently had problems updating windows seven, the automatic updates having stopped. When I have attempted to update I receive a message saying "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running" and advertising to restart the computer, but this does not solve the problem. I have in services stopped and restarted the service that this to did not solve the problem. In addition with the command prompt being invoked as administrator, I have stopped the service, registered WUPS2.dll successfully and then restarted the service. I did discover when trying to register the DLL that it was not in the Syswow64 folder so I copied the DLL from the sys32 folder, which allowed successful registration. I've simply out of ideas, can anybody help me please.

  Old_Nick 08:47 27 Sep 2011

Thanks to the people who have looked at this problem, but I have now found a solution. Intel Rapid Storage Technology requires a specific driver if the drive is greater in size than 750gb and it seem possible that I have updated the driver with the wrong version. The correct version can be downloaded from :

This also sorts out problems with Windows Defender.

I hope you find this useful

  lotvic 18:27 27 Sep 2011

Thanks for the update, it may help someone with same problem.

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