D d.stinson Member Joined Apr 13, 2013 Posts 15 Apr 13, 2013 #1 My W7 automatic updates work fine. Yet for a long time now (months) I have a persistent Action Alert flag in the bottom right hand corner of task bar (white flag with red circle with white cross) which states "Windows could not check for updates automatically (Important)". I have tried the Microsoft Fix-It which says it has repaired two errors but if I run it again I keep getting the same message and the alert remains. I have run SFC /scannow but it did not find errors. I downloaded and run System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2013]. I attach the log file. View attachment CheckSUR.persist.log. Any help would be appreciated.