Clean install of Win7 SP1 64 bit on an Asus laptop - done from user created recovery disks. No errors during installation. Device Manager = OK
I get the "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."
Windows Update service IS running
BITS is running also.
Restarting doesn't help.
Ran Microsoft FixIt - no help
Reset settings (turned WU off), rebooted, reset settings back - no help
Stopped, then restarted Windows Update service - no help
Removed contents of Software Distribution folder (after stopping Windows Update service) - no help
SFC.EXE /SCANNOW fixed some issues - attached is CBS.log file
Going to reboot now....BRG! :0)
BTW - this happens frequently with reinstalls - I've seen it on HP and on Toshiba systems also.
What I'm looking for is a couple of things to check for fast results - and avoiding another reinstallation (or making the user order a set of recovery disks from the manufacturer).
EDIT: After reboot - Windows Update still doesn't work and still gives the error message that I started this post with.