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  • scotdane Aug 08, 2008

    cant check for updates and they download but fail to install its driving me nuts, if i take my comp back to origional state what do i do to start it up again n what do i need

  • tuongthom200 Mar 08, 2009

    There is " Windows can't check for updates" at my Toolbar

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"Can't" check for updates?

Windows update needs to be connected to the internet in order to check, so make sure you're online when running Windows Update.

If you're using Firefox as a browser, you'll also run into problems. You can open IE and go to updates.microsoft.com to run it manually.

If you don't have a legal version of Windows, the update usually won't run.

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always click on check for updates, service packs and versions of internet explorer will be installed, However if you dont want to see the upgrade to 10 you can always turn off auto updates and check yourself when you have the time to install them yourself.

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If im missing a driver when i do the updates will it fix it?


Maybe, Windows Update does have some drivers; you will need to open the Windows Update control panel and check for optional updates. (Windows+X, select Control Panel. Go to System and Security, then select the link for Windows Update.) Check for updates (on the right) and then look at the list of Optional updates. Check the ones that you need.

Be careful: sometimes Windows Update provides the incorrect driver. If you need the drivers for a specific device, check with the manufacturer or post a comment with the manufacturer and model.

I hope this helps.

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(Windows Update has successfully found the drivers for my older printer and scanner to go with Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, last week I had to hide an Network adapter driver by right-clicking on the update that was from an unknown company.)

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. First of all click the Start button to view the Start Menu. Then choose the Control Panel option.
2. The Control Panel window opens up now.
Click the System and Security link from the Control Panel window.
Important updates provide significant benefits, such as improved security and reliability. Recommended updates can address non-critical problems and help enhance your computing experience. Optional updates are not downloaded or installed automatically.

6. Important Updates can be configured in four ways:

  • Install updates automatically (recommended)
  • Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
  • Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
  • Never check for updates (not recommended)
If you choose Install updates automatically , there are additional options to schedule the update at a convenient time.

3. The System and Security section of Control Panel opens up. Here you can see the Windows Update link.
As you can see in the above screenshot there is direct links to the important Windows Update option here it self in slightly small fonts, such as Turn automatic updating on or off, Check for updates, View install updates . You may choose the required option directly from here. But we are going ahead to the dedicated Windows Updates section of the Windows 7 control panel by clicking the main Windows update link.

4. So now we are at the Windows Update section of our Window 7 Control panel. You can manually look up for any new updates by clicking the Check for updates button under the heading Check for updates for your computer fromthis window. In order to modify the Windows update option click theChange settings in the left pane.
5. Here you may change the way Windows 7 download and install updates. Configurable option include Important Updates , Recommended updates ,Who can install updates and Featured update notifications .
or if Never check for updates is selected:

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When i click the button of windows media center it says the windows media center has stopped working windows is checking for solution


Try checking for updates for your computer by searching for Windows Update under the search bar in your start button (at the very bottom) and install all updates that are considered important by clicking on the link that says "x important updates available" (x being the number of updates available) check all of the check boxes on the left side and click update. This may take awhile but it might help your problem.

I hope this helps! Cheers!

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Is windows update turned on in control panel?Use automatic updates configuration.

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Welcome to FixYa!

Try to do Windows Update. I am also using Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on a different acer machine and windows update took care of all the hardware updates.
  • Click on start, type windows update on the search box, click windows update in the result list.
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Windows update window will open.
  • Click on Check Updates.
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After it checks for updates, it will show you the important and optional updates.
  • Click on "...important updates".
  • Check all the important updates, believe me the computer needs it.
  • Then click the Optional TAB in the left column.
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Hardware updates are shown in this OPTIONAL updates tab.
  • Check all, EXCEPT the Language Packs.
  • Click OK on the lower right corner of that window.
  • Then click on install updates.
I hope this will work for you.

Thank you for using FixYa and have a nice day.

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Use Windows Update to update to SP2. You need active internet connection for this.

XP:- Start->Windows Update.
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