Windows update common error

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If you experiment one of this problem or error code with windows update on win 7/8/10

  • “windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. you may need to restart you computer”
  • Error code 80072ee2
  • Error code 80072efd

Here is a short solution, it has been tested in many case :
Command line :
net stop wuauserv
ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
net start wuauserv

Or delete the folder :
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

In regedit, remove the key :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
and restart the windows update service, launch a new search for update, that will work.
 

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