Symptoms / Error Codes:
Error “Windows cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running”
Sometimes I have noticed, the windows update service might be running but still users get this error. At such instances, the below solutions have worked.
- Goto start > type services.msc
- Scroll down to find Windows Update service
- make sure Windows Update service is stopped, else right click and stop it
- Go to C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution and delete all files in it
- Come back to services.msc and start Windows Update service