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Just installed win 7 32-bit home premium on a fresh build and now it will not search for updates. Any clues? I haven't installed any other programs either. All other computers I have reformated, etc... here lately have had around 100 this one after you click search updates comes back and says "windows cannot search for updates". Thanks in advance.
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Just installed win 7 32-bit home premium on a fresh build and now it will not search for updates. Any clues? I haven't installed any other programs either. All other computers I have reformated, etc... here lately have had around 100 this one after you click search updates comes back and says "windows cannot search for updates". Thanks in advance.

Stupid question, but is the PC connected to the network?
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Does it say "Windows cannot search for updates because the service is not running"?
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Yes its connected to the network and no it doesn't say anything about a service not running. It'll start its search for updates for maybe a minute then say windows cannot search for updates.
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Try restarting the Windows Update service and see if that works. Also you may want to check Event Viewer to see if it sheds any light on the issue.
Edited by newbrevolution - 2/22/13 at 5:56am
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DVD±RW / ASUS USB 2.0 8x Slim external DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper T4 NZXT Sentry Mix COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120mm x2 
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Windows 10 Pro 64bit ASUS VS247H-P 23.6"  ASUS VH236H 23"  HP 27" 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair Professional Series HX850W CM Storm Trooper Razer Tron 
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Thx for the link i'll try that when i get home tonight
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